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13 November 2012 229 views No Comment

Each year Devon Libraries review the Mobile Library timetables to ensure that each village’s stop is safe, well-used, and that the vehicle has enough travelling time between stops to reach their borrowers promptly. The Mobile Librarians also consult their borrowers to see how we can tailor the service to the community’s needs.
As you will be aware the Mobile Library currently stops in Shute Barton on alternate Thursdays at the School from 11.15 –  12.00. The Mobile Librarian has consulted the borrowers and as a result from 10th January 2013, we propose to make a change.
With the agreement of the existing borrowers, the time spent in the community will be reduced by 5 minutes, but with the arrival time brought forward. The proposed new schedule will be 10.55 – 11.35.
To ensure that everyone is able to access Devon Libraries, we work closely with the WRVS Home Library Service whose volunteers deliver our books and spoken word CDs to anyone confined to home, or who are no longer physically able to reach a library. If anyone in the village needs this help, please contact me via email pauline.anderson@devon.gov.uk or by telephoning 01392 384315.
Timetables for 2013 will be distributed as soon as possible.
Also:
Would you be kind enough to include the following text in your parish magazine or website, please? We are very keen to promote the mobile library as the stops only thrive if enough borrowers use the service. Please encourage your community to join the library and enjoy the benefits of this wonderful service.
The Mobile Librarian has timetables and fliers for both the Mobile Library Service and the Home Library Service that can be distributed by willing volunteers. If you would like a quantity, please let me know and I will ensure copies are dropped off at your stop.

“Devon Libraries Mobile Library Service

We have something for everyone!
Our fleet of 8 mobile libraries visits over 500 locations in communities across Devon giving access to books, audio books, Large Print and DVDs to people who cannot easily reach one of our 50 static libraries.

Membership is FREE, no ID needed. Join at any age – babies too!
There is no charge for borrowing books, and there’s a great choice.
You may hire a DVD from as little as £1 for a fortnight.
Non-fiction books, Large Print, and children’s books can be reserved FREE.

You can even reserve books online, and collect them from the mobile library.
Children have extra fun joining the Book Track and Summer Reading Challenge.

There is something to offer everyone on board so why not hop on and take a look?”

Kind regards,
Pauline Anderson

Outreach and Rural Services Manager
Newton Abbot Library
Passmore Edwards Centre
Tel: 01392 384040
E-mail: pauline.anderson@devon.gov.uk