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Library Committee Agenda 12-07-2022

Library Committee Agenda 12-07-2022

The agenda of Sandgate’s Parish Council Library Committee meeting. The meeting will be held on 12th July 2022, at noon, in Sandgate Library.

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The Library Committee meeting is open to press and public. If any member of the public wishes to attend, please can they notify clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk in advance. This allows us to ensure we have sufficient seats and allow reasonable spacing.

Previous Sandgate Parish Council Library Committee Agenda and Minutes. We publish agendas a few days before a meeting. We then post draft minutes in the week after a meeting.

Although most of our meetings are also broadcast live on our Facebook page that won’t be the same for this Library Committee meeting. Meeting recordings are left on Facebook for a few months after the meeting so can be watched back later. Comments made on Facebook videoes during the meeting are not be monitored and are not a way of feeding back to the Council.

Posted by Tim Prater in Agenda, Library
Library Committee Agenda 01-02-2022

Library Committee Agenda 01-02-2022

The agenda of Sandgate’s Parish Council Library Committee meeting. The meeting will be held on 1st February 2022, at noon, in Sandgate Library.

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The Library Committee meeting is open to press and public. If any member of the public wishes to attend, please can they notify clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk in advance. This allows us to ensure we have sufficient seats and allow reasonable spacing.

Previous Sandgate Parish Council Library Committee Agenda and Minutes. We publish agendas a few days before a meeting. We then post draft minutes in the week after a meeting.

Although most of our meetings are also broadcast live on our Facebook page that won’t be the same for this Library Committee meeting. Meeting recordings are left on Facebook for a few months after the meeting so can be watched back later. Comments made on Facebook videoes during the meeting are not be monitored and are not a way of feeding back to the Council.

Posted by Tim Prater in Agenda, Library
Sandgate Library to Re-open for Browsing from 12th April

Sandgate Library to Re-open for Browsing from 12th April

Sandgate Library reopened for Click-and-Collect then browsing services in September, becoming one of the first libraries in Kent to do so post the first Covid lockdowns. Sandgate Library has continued to run Click-and-Collect services since November. We are delighted to announce that, assuming the current Government Covid re-opening schedule not change, we will reopen for browsing as of 12th April.

The numbers in the library will be limited, so until June there will be no clubs and events restarting. If a large number of users turn up you may be asked to wait until entering the library. However, we would expect waiting to be relatively rare and limited.

Sandgate Library will reopen for browsing from 9.30-12.30 on Monday 12th April. We will then be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings 9.30-12.30.

Posted by Tim Prater in Library, News
Sandgate Library: STILL at your service

Sandgate Library: STILL at your service

Despite the national lockdown, Sandgate Library continues to offer a limited book “Select and Collect” pick up service.

Folkestone, Cheriton & Wood Avenue Libraries are at present all closed but it is possible for library members of any Kent library to make use of the Select and Collect service at Sandgate Library.

Sandgate Library is open for a Select and Collect service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00-12.00. Collection by appointment only.

Please phone 07552 810271 Monday-Friday 10.00-12.00 (closed Weds) or email sandgate.Library@kent.gov.uk to place Select and Collect orders directly with library staff and to arrange a collection time and date.

Bookshelf browsing and use of computers and WiFi are currently unavailable until further notice.

Due to the national lockdown, Kent Libraries have made further changes to the service. Although you cannot enter our library buildings at the moment, from today (Monday 11 January) they will continue to provide:

  • Select and Collect book bag pick-up service at several libraries (including Sandgate, Hythe, Ashford and Dover locally). You can order titles that are available at your chosen Select and Collect library for free. You can then pick up your bag of books at the doorway in a Covid-secure way, via pre-booked appointment. Find out more at www.kent.gov.uk/selectandcollect
  • Reservation service for specific titles from the catalogue at a charge of 80p (for doorway collection at a Select and Collect library)
  • Digital offers – including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and the online reference library – are always available on their website
  • Online learning resources and free access to a number of Cisco courses
  • Ask a Kent Librarian support including 24/7 chat service – www.kent.gov.uk/askakentlibrarian
  • Mobile libraries – which will continue the Select and Collect pick-up service
  • Home Library delivery service to vulnerable customers
  • Kent Archives will continue to offer a remote enquiry service while the search room is closed.
Posted by Tim Prater in Library, News
Sandgate Parish Council and Sandgate Library Christmas Closures 2020

Sandgate Parish Council and Sandgate Library Christmas Closures 2020

The Sandgate Parish Council Office will be closed from Christmas Eve (24/12/2020) to New Years Day (01/01/2021) inclusive. The office will reopen as usual from 4th January 2021. Emails and calls left in that time will be responded to as soon as possible on or after 4th January.

Sandgate Library will be closed from 24/12/2020 – 28/12/2020 inclusive and on New Years Day (01/01/21).  Click and Collect services will be available by appointment (call or email sandgate.library@kent.gov.uk or 07552 810271) on 29/12/2020 & 31/12/2020 & 2/1/2021 over the Christmas period.

From then on Sandgate Library will be open for Click and Collect every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday am until we hear further on reopening the Library for browsing from Kent County Council, subject ot Covide restrictions.

Posted by Tim Prater in Library, News
Sandgate Library and November Lockdown

Sandgate Library and November Lockdown

Sandgate Library will be closed from noon today (3/11/2020) for browsing until the end of “lockdown” on 3rd December.

However, alongside 12 other libraries in the County we are retaining our ‘click and collect’ service throughout the announced lockdown.

Please contact us during normal library opening hours on 07552 810271 or email us on Sandgate.library@kent.gov.uk to arrange for books and a collection on a Tuesday or Thursday morning.

Posted by Tim Prater in Library, News