New, extended opening hours at Peasedown Community Library

As society starts to open up and approach the end of the third national lockdown, many community projects are starting to get on their feet.

Peasedown Community Library, which has been open all throughout lockdown providing an essential click ‘n’ collect service, is extending its opening hours.

Following the Easter weekend, the Community Library is now open:

  • Mondays: 11am – 3pm
  • Wednesdays: 2pm – 4pm
  • Saturdays: 10am – 1pm

Peasedown St John Community Library is part of B&NES Council’s network of community services.

Library Operations Manager, Cllr Karen Walker (Independent, Peasedown) said:

“As an essential service, many local residents have come to rely on us over the last few months.

Reading books is one of the best activities to do at home, especially during times of isolation and when social interaction with others is limited.”

With new opening hours coming into effect from April 7th, from Monday 12th April the library will also be able to offer its full range of services again – in line with government guidance.

From April 12th, visitors to the library will be able to browse books, keep up-to-date with local news, collect and return their B&NES library books and sign up to become volunteer.

Peasedown Community Library is located at The Hive Community Centre (formerly the Youth Centre), Bath Road, Peasedown St John, BA2 8DH.

Peasedown Community Library is managed the Peasedown Community Trust, which runs several projects in the village. Trust Chairman, Gavin Heathcote, added:

“Peasedown Library is part of the Libraries West consortium, which means that if you take a book out from us you can return it to any library across the South West of England, and vice versa.”

The Library follows strict COVID-19 safety guidelines. When people visit the library they need to:

  • Wear a mask when in the library.
  • Sanitize their hands when entering the library, before touching any books and upon leaving.
  •   Either scan the QR code (on display in the Library) into the NHS Track and Trace App OR leave their details, manually, with one of our volunteers (for track and trace).
  • Place any returned books in the library quarantine box. They will stay there for 72 hours.

For more information about volunteering and to sign-up email Cllr Karen Walker at [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/PSJCommunityLibrary