Shefford library forced to move temporarily to school after flooding damage

Shefford library has been closed since Thursday, July 17.

Shefford library has been closed since Thursday, July 17. - Credit: Archant

Shefford Library has been forced to move to a temporary home at Shefford Lower School for the rest of the summer after severe water damage.

The library in High Street – refurbished earlier this year – was shut following flooding on Thursday, July 17, but will continue its summer reading challenge, craft activities and story time events at the school throughout August.

Visiting customers will be able to collect, return and renew items from the school’s library service which will open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Wednesday and 9.30am to 5pm on Thursday and Friday.

The drop-bin at Morrison’s supermarket in Shefford is still available for customers wanting to return loaned items, while the virtual library can also be used.

Councillor Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Community Services says: “I’m really glad that we’ve been able to make some temporary arrangements that will allow us to continue to run our summer activities and offer a limited service to customers.

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“I’m grateful to Shefford Lower School for their prompt and generous assistance and to our library staff for their hard work in making the best of this situation. We are working hard to reopen Shefford Library in September and apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused while we carry out these essential works.”

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