Crowthorne library now reopen
LIBRARY services resumed in Crowthorne and neighbouring Bracknell, but with reduced opening hours, earlier this week.
The two venues were selected to form the first phase of a scheduled reopening plan from Bracknell Forest Council.
Both will welcome booklovers from 10am to 4pm, although Bracknell will be closed on Wednesdays.
The libraries say that this is to enable staff to undertake essential tasks in the public areas whilst no-one else is present.
Browsing of books will be limited and a small number of computers will be available. These need to be booked in advance.
A number of initiatives will run to enable the libraries to run on a Covid-secure basis.
These include a Select and Collect service allowing people to reserve books in advance and collect, safely bagged, from the library. There are no reservation fees and requests can be made via the website or by phone.
A home delivery service is available for over 70s and vulnerable people. This is available for registered users and more than 400 have been added during the lockdown.
A spokesperson said: “We will be observing safety measures in accordance with Public Health guidance to ensure staff and customer safety. We look forward to welcoming you back so get selecting your books now.”
Formore details, email: Bracknell.email@example.com or Crowthorne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call Bracknell Library on 01344 423149 or Crowthorne Library on 01344 776431.