Libraries Continue To Offer Order And Collect Service During Lockdown

Libraries Continue To Offer Order And Collect Service During Lockdown
January 14, 2021

East Riding Libraries are reminding customers that they are still offering their ‘Order and Collect’ service – customers can either phone their library or order books and then collect from their specified East Riding Library once available. 

Books can be returned to any East Riding Library during opening hours and will be quarantined for three days before being cleaned and returned to shelves.

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What Council Services Will Open When Lockdown Ends

What Council Services Will Open When Lockdown Ends
December 1, 2020

Following the latest government announcement, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced how East Riding Museums and East Riding Libraries will operate from Wednesday, 2 December, under Tier 3 restrictions.

East Riding Museums: Beverley Art Gallery, Skidby Mill, Beverley Guildhall, and Goole Museum will remain closed.

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New Lockdown Videos Launched By Beverley Art Gallery Curator

New Lockdown Videos Launched By Beverley Art Gallery Curator
November 13, 2020

Beverley Art Gallery has launched a new series of lockdown videos, which can be enjoyed whilst the gallery has to remain closed.

Presented by curator Helena Cox, the videos look at some of the paintings and items which visitors can’t normally get to see, and which are kept behind the scenes in the repository in the Treasure House.

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New Systems In Place At Local Libraries Which Re-Open Monday

New Systems In Place At Local Libraries Which Re-Open Monday
August 7, 2020

East Riding Libraries are pleased to announce that they will be opening their doors for browsing from Monday, 10 August. 

Each library has been working hard to put the systems in place to welcome customers back safely, supported by the government announcement that face coverings will be compulsory in libraries by that time.  

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Libraries And Customer Services Continue To Be Essential Community Hubs

Libraries And Customer Services Continue To Be Essential Community Hubs
August 3, 2020

East Riding Libraries and Customer Services are delighted to have reopened as lockdown restrictions have eased.

Since re-opening on Monday, 6 July, the teams have dealt with thousands of queries and book reservations, and just as many books returned. However, during the lockdown, the teams focused on the other main purpose of Libraries and Customer Services – the local community.

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Beverley Art Gallery To Reopen On Monday With Two Exhibitions

Beverley Art Gallery To Reopen On Monday With Two Exhibitions
July 5, 2020

Beverley Art Gallery in the Treasure House in Champney Road reopens on Monday 6 July. Visitors will be able to see the two exhibitions which had just opened as lockdown began in March.

‘Journey Into Abstraction’ is a retrospective exhibition of the contemporary British artist John Sprakes, whose career spans over 60 years of painting and shows.

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East Riding Libraries And Customer Services Set To Reopen

East Riding Libraries And Customer Services Set To Reopen
June 30, 2020

Following the government announcement last week, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued updates about the first phase of the reopening of its libraries, mobile libraries, and Customer Service Centres.

To ensure the safety of customers and staff, the facilities will look very different to the service provided before lockdown. Social distancing guidelines and safety will guide the way in which these services will operate.

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The Tattooist Of Auschwitz’ Comes To ER Book Club

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz’ Comes To ER Book Club
May 7, 2020

East Riding Libraries’ popular virtual book club, Face in a Book Club, has added many new titles.

In honour of the VE Day 75th anniversary, it will offer ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris, the story of how Slovakian Jew Lale Sokolov fell in love with a girl he was tattooing at a concentration camp.

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Free Digital Book For Children About Coronavirus Now Available

Free Digital Book For Children About Coronavirus Now Available
April 23, 2020

East Riding Libraries are offering free access to a new book for primary school children about the coronavirus and its effects and impacts.

Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other books, has illustrated the digital book, ‘Coronavirus: a book for children’, which is free for anyone to read on-screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

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