Article Source: South Lanarkshire Council
First Published: 17 November 2020 9:54
Updated: 17 November 2020 9:54
The new Connect and Collect service launches today and allows users to call or email to arrange for a collection of up to 12 books, tailored to the individual’s personal reading tastes and selected by knowledgeable library staff.
A suitable collection time to can uplift the books will be arranged, meaning there is minimal time spent inside the library and also minimal contact to help keep people safe.
The 12 libraries taking part are Avondale Community Wing, Biggar Library, Blantyre Library, Carluke Library, East Kilbride Central Library, Greenhills Library, Hamilton Town House Library, Lanark Library, Larkhall Library, Rutherglen Library, St Leonards Library and Uddingston Library. Full contact details including telephone numbers and email addresses are available from the SLLC website.
General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture (SLLC), David Booth, said: “We hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of this new service.
“Don’t worry if you don’t have a library card or it’s been some time since you used the service - you can join online or staff can set you up over the phone.
“You can check the online catalogue for your favourite authors of follow SLLC’s social media for book reviews and their digital activity programme.”
The launch of the new service also coincides with the start of Book Week Scotland, which begins today and lasts until Sunday, 22 November.
A full programme of events is available from the Scottish Book Trust, and look out for some extra surprises on SLLC’s social media channels for children’s events, and more details on everything else.
Highlights are local crime authors Lisa Gray, Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman and Radio Scotland travel presenter Teresa Talbot talking about their recent work and all things book related.
Children’s authors Alan Windram and Stuart Reid always delight with their fantastic performances for children and are sure to make you laugh out loud.
Please note that the photo used at the top of this story was taken before any physical distancing guidelines were introduced.
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