The Mobile Library Service is to start up again this month. In the first instance there will be a revised and simplified timetable to reduce risks, with the Mobile Library stopping in a smaller number of larger villages for a whole morning or afternoon. As a result the Mobile Library will be returning to Haughton Village Hall car park on Monday, 17th August, between 1pm and 3pm.
Although there will be no service on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August, the Mobile Library will subsequently visit Haughton Village Hall between 1pm & 3pm every two weeks from then onwards (i.e. Monday 14th September, Monday 28th September, Monday 12th October etc).
Although the mobile Library will be returning to Haughton in the first instance, it will not be returning to neighbouring Church Eaton, Moreton & Bradley. Details of the full timetable for the whole area will be available on the Staffordshire County Council Library service website.
On the first visit it will largely be a matter of people being able to return books, and they will be issued with request slips which they can fill in either on the spot, or perhaps more likely for the following visit, then books can be got ready for them to borrow. In the first instance borrowers will not be allowed onto the mobile library, to guarantee social distancing; instead they will be greeted & served at the door. Any books returned by people will be placed in a separate box so that they are `quarantined’ for 72 hours before they’re put back on the shelves.