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Community library to re-open its doors

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A town library is set to be re-opened next week – following temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cheadle Library, which became community managed last Summer, is set to re-open it's doors on Monday (August 10).

A town library is set to be re-opened next week – following temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheadle Library, which became community managed last Summer, is set to re-open it’s doors on Monday (August 10).

The community facility, which is situated in Cheadle’s High Street, will initially be re-opening just three half days a week and with a limited service to comply with current Government guidelines regarding Covid-19.

A spokesperson for Cheadle Library said: “Cheadle Community Library which has been managed and ran by volunteers for around 12 months now, will happily be re-opened on Monday, August 10.

However, in line with requirements set out by Staffordshire County Council and complying with Covid-19 safety issues – the service will initially be a limited one.

For the first four weeks the library will only be open three half days each week: Monday afternoon, Wednesday morning and Friday morning.

There will not be any access to the public PCs or the library bookshelves.

Books can be returned by putting them on a trolley outside the library and there will be an order and collect service available.

This service will be dependent on the books available in Cheadle Library as there will not be any exchange of books with other libraries.

It will generally only be possible to provide a selection of books by genre and volunteers will be on hand to assist with requests.

Unfortunately the library will not be able to host any of the groups that meet in there for the first few weeks.

Issues and renewals of Blue badges (https://apply-blue-badgeservice.gov.uk/applicant) and bus passes can be done on-line (www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport).

It is expected that about five to six weeks after re-opening there will be a return to a full library service although not necessarily with full opening hours.

The spokesperson added: “The volunteers are all keen to get the library up and running and back to normal as soon as possible.

We thank everyone in advance for their patience.”

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