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Netheravon library plans for reopening on 14 December

Wiltshire Council is pleased to announce that, following the efforts of its team and volunteers, Netheravon library will reopen on Monday 14 December.

Published 11 December 2020
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The council is continuing the phased re-opening of libraries since the national restrictions were lifted on 2 December. Wiltshire is currently in the Tier 2 high COVID-19 alert category, but this still allows libraries to open their doors to the public.

When Netheravon Library reopens on 14 December, it will operate a limited browsing service on Mondays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. The library will be closed on 24 December and 28 December.

The same COVID-19 measures that are in place in all open Wiltshire libraries, including social distancing, will be used in Netheravon Library to help keep everyone as safe as possible.

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: "We want to extend a huge thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator, Dorothea Georgeson and the Community Library Manager, Karen Nashwalder, who have put a lot of hard work towards getting to this stage in being able to reopen Netheravon library.

"As the first of our volunteer-led libraries to be reopening, and as a volunteer of Netheravon library myself, I am delighted to be able to support the local community once again. We know how much residents will appreciate being able to access the library to borrow items and use the public computers before Christmas.

"We want to extend a thank you to all of the Netheravon Community Library Volunteers who this library relies on, for stepping in to provide support at this time. We simply could not be reopening without the commitment of our volunteers.

"We look forward to welcoming the community back to enjoy the library once again."

Other volunteer led libraries are being prepared for reopening with further details to follow as plans progress.  

Library opening times and contact details can be found on our Library locations and opening times webpage and mobile library times on our Mobile Libraries webpage.

The online library content, which has proven to be hugely popular, will continue. Visit our Active Communities resources webpage for more information.

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Published 11 December 2020