Open for Safe Borrowing
We are pleased to announce a phased re-opening for Denby Dale Community Library for Safe Borrowing from:
Week commencing Monday 5th October 2020
Tues 10:00 – 13:00 and Fri 13:00 – 16:00
This service will replace the Ring and Read offer but the Ring and Read offer is still available from other listed libraries. See below.
The IT offer, to access PCs in listed libraries, is by appointment only.
Please check back for anticipated extended opening times.
Rules to follow
Visitors will be asked to provide contact details for the Test and Trace programme and also to wear a face covering inside library buildings as per government guidance. Due to limited capacity, browsing will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes per visit, and visitors may be asked to queue outside during busy periods.
Return your borrowed books
When visiting, please place books in the green waste bins marked with Kirklees Libraries stickers. The books returned to the bin will be quarantined for 72 hours before being placed back on our shelves. Do not remove any items from the bin.
Ring and read offer:
- Birstall (from Oct 5th)
- Chestnut Centre
- Greenwood Centre
- Heckmondwike (from Oct 5th)
- Marsden (from Sept 28th)
- Meltham (from Sept 28th)
- Rawthorpe Dalton
- Skelmanthorpe (from Sept 28th)
See here for details on the Kirklees website
KLS is still working hard to enhance its library service online.
A dedicated website has been set up: www.kirkleeslibraries.co.uk/resources
This contains links galore to the current online services (including “how to” guides) as well as sections on Wellbeing; Creative Children; Creative Adults; Making Reading Fun, Staying Safe; and Learning Resources.
A Library Adventures newsletter is being emailed out weekly to all library staff and volunteers as well as anyone else who signs up for it. This will promote the available service and included:
- A book review of the week, booklist of the week and website of the week – these were all aimed at children.
- Libby, which offers e:books and audiobooks. Thousands of additional titles have been added to the stock.
- PressReader, which gives free access to 7,000 national and international newspapers and magazines.
KLS is also using other forms of social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – all using @kirkleeslibraries.
New customers can now register online and get a temporary card number and PIN that lets them access the online service. KLS staff have diverted library phones to their homes so they can provide existing customers with their PIN or sign up new customers over the phone.
There is an intention to call all borrowers aged over 70 and all those listed as visually impaired to check on their wellbeing and signpost them to services.
Kirklees has set up a Covid 19 Community Response Team which is working with community groups and organisations to help support vulnerable and isolated residents. Some of our regular library staff have been deployed onto this team, dealing with Requests and Offers.
If you know of anyone needing help, or wanting to offer help, the forms are on this link:
The Denby Dale Centre is also co-ordinating help for people locally.