Barrow Voice      First Publised 1975

            Issue 161 Autumn 2020

3,234 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar

Barrow Community Library is back!

After being closed for many weeks during lockdown, we were finally able to offer services from early July. We have been offering a pre order and collect service alongside our home delivery service for the housebound. After extensive adaptations to our operating procedures and in line with the LCC guidance, we are hoping that by September we will be welcoming you all back through our doors to choose and borrow our books and audio books. New screens have been installed and hand sanitising equipment provided. You should now have a library that is open for you to walk in and borrow books, where you can pre order and collect books and where you can arrange a home delivery if you are housebound, vulnerable and live in Barrow.

Whilst we cannot see a point where we can reinstate our craft club or Rhyme Time sessions yet, we will do everything we can to get these back in a safe way someday. Our book stock has had a welcome boost with new books arriving in July.

Contact us with your name, library card number and phone number. Give us an idea of your preferences and we’ll find something for you.
Email us on: Call us on 01509416356
We hope to be open: Monday 2-5, Wednesday 10-1 and Friday 10-1
We’re also very keen to get our younger readers back into the library borrowing books. Many of you, we hope, will have enjoyed the online Summer Reading Challenge and be keen to find more books to enjoy. Come in and check out our stock.

We’re not up to full capacity with volunteers quite yet but we are very grateful to the group who have donned masks and gloves to keep the service going.

We hope to see you soon.

Catherine Holmes


Barrow Voice is published by Barrow upon Soar Community Association.(BUSCA)
Opinions expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the editorial committee or the Community Association.

Barrow Community Association is a registered Charity No: 1156170.

Advertising Deadline --    26th October 2020
Copy Deadline --          2nd November 2020

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