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Lockdown Library Opens in Holmes Chapel

Updated: May 7, 2020

Update on 6th May: - thank you to everyone who has kindly donated books, puzzles and dvds for my Lockdown Library. I have more than enough books now and no more storage space so cannot accept any more adult books or dvds. I will still take jigsaws and children’s books and dvds.

Please come and visit at 1 Riverside Crescent, CW4 7NR

Local Volunteer and member of the Holmes Chapel Partnership, Teresa, has started the initiative which she describes below:

Book & Jigsaw Exchange Scheme

In order to support our community, on behalf of Holmes Chapel Partnership, I am setting up a book and jigsaw exchange scheme.  Although a lot of people use electronic readers these days, a lot of our residents still like to read a physical book.  If you have paperback novels that you have read please think about donating them for others to read.  I live at 1 Riverside Crescent, CW4 7NR and you can leave them outside my garage door or I can call round and collect them.  I am also going to take in jigsaws. Please only donate/lend if they have all their pieces.  If you would like these back put your name and address in the lid and I will return them to you after lockdown ends.  Donations can also be left at The Parish Council Office in Church Walk. All books and jigsaws will be dated on donation and will be quarantined for 72 hours.  If you would like to collect some for anyone you are looking after, or for yourself, please call round or email me on   Teresa McFarquhar

The lockdown library is opening on Friday 1 May from 2pm. It is envisaged that it will be a self service scheme, which is operating from Teresa's garage at 1 Riverside Crescent, CW4 7NR. It will be open every day from 9:30am - 6pm (possibly later). Respect social distancing rules, queue a safe distance outside and restrict entry to one family or one person at a time.

Thanks to the generosity of the village there are presently 275 books and 24 jigsaws available for loan. All items have been and will be quarantined for 72 hours before going on display.

Please come and support this, spread the word particularly to elderly friends and neighbours who may be missing the library. Enjoy your downtime by reading.

A big thank you to Teresa for initiating this scheme for Holmes Chapel.


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