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Announcement: Tameside Library Service during national lockdown announced 4 January 2021.

We are following the government lockdown guidance, and from Monday 4 January 2021 Tameside Library buildings will not be open for general use and browsing – however you will be able to return items or collect pre-ordered books at the Library entrance. In addition all digital and online services and the Home Library Service will continue. There will also be strictly managed access to public PCs in library buildings to assist with essential activity such as job applications, benefit claims and digital access to other public services.
 

 

 

We are following the government lockdown guidance, and from Monday 4 January 2021 Tameside Library buildings will not be open for general use and browsing – however you will be able to return items or collect pre-ordered books at the Library entrance. In addition all digital and online services and the Home Library Service will continue. There will also be strictly managed access to public PCs in library buildings to assist with essential activity such as job applications, benefit claims and digital access to other public services.

 

The following services are currently available:


Safety measures remain in place for the protection of staff and visitors to libraries. This includes wearing face coverings, sanitising hands, social distancing, quarantining of books, additional cleaning, sanitising of PCs between users, and Perspex screens around counters.

We will also be maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, so that we can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

We ask that all visitors ensure careful compliance and maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 infection.

Covid 19 Risk Assessments have been undertaken at each site to ensure risk to customers and staff is reduced as much as is possible.

Renewals
All items that were due for return during January have been renewed until the first date a branch is open on or after 31 January. No fines will accrue during the current lockdown period. If you think that your items were overdue before the libraries closed for Christmas 2020 there may still be a fine. Please contact us on 0161 342 2031 or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk so that we can help.


Telephone enquiry service


You can get help and advice with your information or library enquiries from Tameside Libraries Information Service. You can call Ashton Library on 0161 342 2031 during opening hours. You can also renew your library items over the phone.

 

Libraries available for Order & Collect and essential PC use from 4 January 2021

 
Ashton Library   Hattersley Library
Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm        Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm   Wednesday  
Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm   Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm   Friday  
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday  
         
Denton Library   Hyde Library
Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday opening not available until further notice   Saturday opening not available until further notice
         
Droylsden Library   Mossley Library
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday     Tuesday  
Wednesday     Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Thursday  
Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm   Saturday  
         
Dukinfield Library   Stalybridge Library
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday     Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Thursday  
Friday     Friday  
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm   Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
         
Open+ will not be available until further notice

 

        

 

 

 

 

Virtual Library Clubs via Zoom

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Join us in the New Year for our free online Library Club sessions. Listen to our guest speaker and have a chat afterwards all via Zoom. See tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk to book or call 0161 342 2031 or email reference.library@tameside.gov.uk. Bring a brew and a biscuit!
 

Thursday 14 January 10am – 11am: Researching Your Ancestors

Historian Owen Powell will show you how to undertake genealogical research to trace your family's story. From where to start; which websites are available and what information is provided on-line to searching archives; how museums and libraries can help; dating photographs and how to do it yourself for free.
 

Thursday 11 February 10am – 11am: A Morning with Louise Croombs

Louise is a multi-award winning broadcaster and speaker.  She has presented on local and national radio for commercial stations, the BBC and hosted events across the UK. Louise can be heard on her podcast Autie Talk and on BBC Radio Manchester. Join us for a morning of lively chat with Louise as she discusses her work and life on the radio.
 

See tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk to book or call 0161 342 2031 or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk.
 

 

Basic IT Support Virtual Coffee Morning via Zoom 

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Make your own drink and join us for a chat about all things digital and how we can help. It’s informal and we can talk about what you need to help you do more online or get to grips with your device. Contact us on 0161 342 2031 if you'd like to join in.

 

Tuesday 19 January 11am-12pm: Device Advice

Do you have question about tablets or phones? Maybe you had a new device for Christmas and don’t know what to use it for or how to get started? This session is designed to help you with the basics.


Online Safety for Safer Internet Day. Tuesday 9 February 11am-12pm:


If you worry about staying safe online or it has put you off using the internet completely then join us for our extra coffee morning on Safer Internet Day. We have some suggestions to help you with the basics and build your confidence.

 

See tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk to book or call 0161 342 2031 or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk.

 

All events are via Zoom and are free but booking is required. Zoom is easy to use via the internet or by downloading the app. See our brief guide to using Zoom pdf or give us a call and we can explain how it works.


 

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Story Makers 4 – Be Kind is On Now Via Zoom
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After the huge success of the last three projects, Tameside Libraries are pleased to announce that Tameside Story Makers is back for a fourth time. This time the theme is ‘Be Kind’.

Story Makers Be Kind sessions are fun and interactive story sessions designed for children aged 0-4 and their families with Simon the Story Teller and the free weekly sessions are on Zoom.

Families who attend will have the opportunity to work with award winning writer Caryl Hart and illustrator Andy Rowland to create a children’s picture book which will be printed and published. 

For more information on the sessions and details of how to book have a look at the Story Makers page.
 

 

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Do you or does someone you know have problems getting online or doing things via the internet?


If you are having problems getting online and doing all the things you need to such as home-schooling, shopping, applications and form filling or are missing out on virtual groups and events or just want to stay in touch with friends and family then we are here to help.
 

Give us a call at Tameside Libraries Information Services for help with the following.
 
  • Getting online and using a PC, tablet or a laptop to do things like pay bills, shop or call your friends.
  • If you have no internet or are struggling with a very slow connection (i.e. no broadband).
  • If you do not have enough devices for the number of people in your household, especially if this means that your children are missing things for school.
  • Finding and using free educational resources to help children learning from home.
  • Borrowing eBooks to help with your child’s reading skills.
  • Using eReading for everyone to help with wellbeing and keeping your mind active.
  • Virtual events for adults and children to stay connected.

Help is also available with accessing online forms for council services.
 

Ways to get in touch


Call us on 0161 342 2031

Email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk

Webchat – click on the Webchat icon and choose Library Service
 

 

             

 
 

 

 

Our Virtual Readers' Group meeting earlier this month was a great success, lots more people joined in our discussion so we are really looking forward to the next meeting in February.
 
Monday 1 February, 6pm – 7pm
 
We will be talking about City of Spies by Mara Timon. You can download it now as an eBook or eAudiobook now via BorrowBox with NO WAITING.
 
So why not join us on January 4 from 6-7pm via Zoom? All you need to do is email reference.library@tameside.gov.uk or call 0161 342 2031 and we will send you the Zoom link.

Zoom is easy to use via the internet or by downloading the app. See our brief guide to using Zoom pdf.
 

 


 

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