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Greetings from Chineham Library!


As I’m writing this we are in Lockdown #3, so the library is only available for collection of Ready Reads (click and collect) and reservations. My crystal ball isn’t working at the moment, so I’m not sure if we will be slightly more open when you read this – please keep your eyes peeled (ewwwww) for updates online and/or our Facebook page.


If you want to learn something new over the next few weeks there are a number of courses available online as part of the ‘Learning in Libraries’ scheme. To find out more and to book a course visit the Hantsweb shop online on https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=369 and click on ‘Online learning’ or ‘Online events’ (there are no face-to-face events running as yet). Be aware that you may need to download Zoom for course access. Online learning courses are in categories, for example learning something arty, or updating digital skills.


The Ready Reads scheme is still up and running if you would like us to pick your books for you – if you would like to register, either ring 01962 454747 or go to www.hants.gov.uk/librariesandarchives/library/ready-reads to fill in the online registration form. You can specify particular genres such as Crime, Romance or Biographies, as well as choosing how many books you’d like for both you and/or children.


If you want a specific book, then you can choose those by reserving them. Did you know that we have a Spydus app where you can search the catalogue and reserve a book from the comfort of your own home? Best news – it's free!


Hampshire Library offers a Home Library Service to support those who cannot visit a library due to ill-health, disability, or caring duties. If you do not use the Home Library Service but are taking additional health precautions, Ready Reads selections and reservations can also be collected on your behalf. Go to https://www.hants.gov.uk/librariesandarchives/library/resources/homelibraryservice to find out more, or ring 01962 454747.


Please remember that joining the library is FREE, the Ready Reads and Home Library Service are FREE, and our e-offerings through BorrowBox and RBDigital are FREE!


We are currently open on the following days:


Tuesday: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am – 1:30 pm

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm


Chineham Library Team

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