The last year has been hard on us all. We expect you too are looking forward to the country ‘unlocking’ gradually over the next three months.
DDCL’s trustees, Kirklees Library Service and The Kirkwood are keen to re-open our services in the community library, once we’re allowed to do so.
Sadly, this will not be as quickly we would all wish for. In particular, many library staff are currently re-deployed across the authority – including in vaccination centres.
Our library building will first re-open as a polling station on 6 May.
KLS have said:
Following the Government announcement about the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, Kirklees library service is working towards being able to start opening facilities when possible after April 12th. This will be dependent on a number of factors and as restrictions are eased further, the library service will adapt the service it delivers accordingly, in line with official guidance, particularly regarding social distancing and capacity in inside spaces.
We don’t expect to re-open the community library until after 6 May. When we first re-open our services and opening hours will be limited. For example, with ‘Safe Borrowing’ Tuesdays am and Friday pm, quickly followed by pre-booked use of our two computers.
We aim to expand both our services and opening hours gradually over the following months as restrictions relax, staff return and we can welcome back volunteers – keeping everyone safe throughout.
DDCL trustees are working with Kirklees Library Service and The Kirkwood on our gradual re-opening plans and will update you again soon.
The Kirkwood will re-open their charity shop in our village from 12 April.