LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE 2ND JUNE 2020
NEW OPENING TIMES FROM JULY 11TH 2020
With the easing of the government’s Covid-19 restrictions we hope to reopen on the 11th July. We will only open on two days a week for the time being.
TUESDAY 11 am to 3 pm
SATURDAY 11 am to 3 pm
Because of Social Distancing Rule, we are unable to allow browsing of the bookshelves by members or the public. So we will be publishing a full online collection catalogue and we will be offering a click and collect method of borrowing. Details of how this will work will follow shortly.
LATEST UPDATE 03/07/2020: It looks like our online library book catalogue is very nearly ready to go live on the 6th July. We are working hard to get this done ASAP.
Penny Billington Resignation 30 May 2020
We are sad to announce that Penny Billington who has many commitments as a successful writer and leader in the world of Druidry, has found it necessary to resign from her role as Trustee and Chair of the Library as of the 30th May 2020.
We are delighted to welcome Andy Scott into the role of Chairman for the interim period until our next AGM which will be held as soon as Social Distancing Rules allow.
Library Closure During Corona Virus Epidemic
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday we feel it appropriate to close the Library of Avalon until the present restrictions are lifted.
We are doing this to safeguard the health and well-being of our members and volunteer staff.
We also want you to know that the library will be safe to use when we reopen.
We will send an email out to all our members as soon as we know when we shall reopen.
If you have any books on loan you can keep them until the library reopens.
Only if you are moving house away from the area and therefore need to return the books before you go you can leave them with a member of staff at the Courtyard Books. Please include a clearly printed note with your name and that these books are for return to the Library of Avalon.
We have postponed our AGM which is normally held in April / May. We were planning to hold it in the first week of May but it will now be held in September. We will keep you informed by email of this.
In the meantime, on behalf of the Trustees and Volunteers may I wish you very good health.
Richard JL Newman
Secretary of The Library of Avalon
You can listen here to the Podcast of our interview with the British Library on Thursday 28/11/2019 (the section where we actually appear is 27 mins into the recording!)
Look What’s New at The Library
More Comfort – Greater Flexibility
We have continued the refurbishment of the library by replacing the old bar tables and uncomfortable wooden chairs with pine tables and comfortable banqueting chairs.
It is now easier and more comfortable to come and read our wonderful books in the Reading Room and we can now also seat 30 there comfortably for events.
Or we can clear all seating and tables away for a stand-up event.
The Library Reading Room is available for hire in the mornings and the evenings at a very fair price. For details Call or visit the Library during opening hours 1.30 – 4.30 pm.
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