Guille-Alles restarts its book delivery service

DELIVERIES of Guille-Alles Library books have started again.

Abi Tostevin, who works at the Guille-Alles Library in the Children’s outreach team, collecting book deliveries to be dropped to homes around the island as part of their lockdown ‘home delivery service’. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29270256)
Abi Tostevin, who works at the Guille-Alles Library in the Children’s outreach team, collecting book deliveries to be dropped to homes around the island as part of their lockdown ‘home delivery service’. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29270256)

Last spring the home delivery service launched to supply hundreds of islanders with books, DVDs, and jigsaws.

Over-70s have priority as well as those most in need but the free, contactless service is available to all and carried out in strict adherence to Public Health guidelines.

‘As lockdown came in so suddenly this time, we know many people have found themselves without a supply of books and other entertainment,’ said Laura Milligan, chief librarian.

‘It’s a difficult time for everyone, and it’s only made more difficult if you’ve run out of things to read or watch.

‘Supporting mental health and wellbeing in our community has always been one of the library’s key goals, and we hope this service will provide a boost for people.’

Through Stage 1 the library remains closed, however online collections including eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers are always available on the Guille-Alles website.

Since the second lockdown began there has been another marked increase in digital collections usage, where the library saw a 56% rise in eBook and audiobook downloads.

n Anybody who would like a delivery from the library should complete an online form at: library.gg/deliveries or call the library on 720392 and leave an answerphone message.

Those who are not already a library member can join online at: library.gg or over the phone.

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