Scarborough Library has hundreds of new books to choose from as staff welcome people back

Scarborough Library has been working hard all through lockdown to keep providing books and services for the residents of the town and surrounding areas.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 8:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 8:16 am
Library supervisors Fiona Bennett and Dee Johnston

The library's central IT services has been open throughout, and the team have worked hard in order to keep supplying books to people in a Covid safe manner.

They introduced a new Select and Collect service, and also put together book bundles, which have proven to be popular.

Dee Johnston, Library supervisor, said: "Offering Select and Collect has been a lifeline for the community.

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Peter Dickinson working in the IT suite.

"People email or telephone us and tell us how many books they want, what authors they would like, and when they want to pick them up, and then come to the collection point.

"The book bundles are 3 or 4 books of the same genre that we bundle up and offer, they could be crime, romance or children's books, we have a wide variety.

"We have all of the procedures in place to keep everyone safe, and books that are returned are quarantined for 72 hours before being loaned out again."

Since re-opening with full services on April 12, the library are now able to offer pre-bookable study spaces. Anyone wanting to book a study space can call up and book a table for a 2 hour slot.

Dee said: "We are not doing events a the moment , but we do have lots of activity on our facebook page such as story time and art club.

"I am also excited to say we have just taken delivery of hundreds of new books.

"We will continue with our Select and Collect service as we understand that some people may not feel ready to come back inside the library yet.

"Books are a lifeline for so many people, we want to make sure that we are accessible to everybody."

If you have any queries about the services that are on offer you can call the library on 01609 536602 or email [email protected]