Welcome back to Wychwood library

“Open, Sesame!” should be the order of the day in the library but at the time of going to print, uncertainty reigns as to when and if the library will be open as you read this.  In the light of this uncertainty, readers are encouraged to check the Oxfordshire Libraries for website for up-to-date information

It has been such a pleasure to be able to reopen our doors. A big thank you to our amazing Friends Group and committed volunteers for enabling this to happen. I have really enjoyed catching up with customers and it  has been lovely to see how excited they have been to be back!  We have put in measures to keep our customers safe so that you can still browse, borrow and reserve for collection as before.

I’m sorry we are not able to welcome our regulars back to coffee morning. You are all very much missed and, as soon as it is safe to reintroduce activities and events we most definitely will.  We have also had to say goodbye to several volunteers who have been unable to return to the library.  Thank you for all your help over the years and do come and see us whenever you can.

For those of you who are unable to visit the library, we have an excellent selection of e-audio and e-books available to library members to read on a tablet or phone (but not a Kindle). If you are not already a member, you can join online or in the library. Please call or check the Oxfordshire Libraries website for more information.

Get creative with colour

As part of National Libraries Week, we held an Art Competition to celebrate the reopening of the library. The children were asked to produce an artwork inspired by their favourite book or character.

I am delighted to announce that the 1st prize has been awarded to Harriet Harper’s ‘Skullduggery Pleasant’ with runners up prizes for Jonty Barham’s ‘Sharing a Shell’ and Harriet Grigg’s ‘Harry Potter’. Thank you to everyone who took part. All the entries are displayed in the library and look fabulous!

Marianne Ferrero

December 2020 – January 2021