Opening Hours and Service

Libraries are open for public browsing and computer access. To check your local library opening hours, and services on offer please check Library Locations and Opening Hours. Some services may continue to be a little different in the coming months but we are working hard resume services when it is appropriate to do so and this website will be updated regularly.

My Big Pause

Photograph of a robin on a vird feederPhotograph of a Robin on a birdfeeder


My Big Pause - Lisa

At first, there’s scrubbing feet and baking scones
Cutting hair and daily moans
Cleaning windows inside and out
Physical distancing or thereabout

Same four walls and same four faces
New routine and same old spaces
Nothing ventured and nothing gained
Especially when it went and rained

But then, there’s time to think and to rest our eyes
Enjoy quiet streets and enjoy quiet skies
Talk to neighbours and share our food
Share our stories and lighten the mood

Clap for the carers and support the lonely
Volunteer armies and essential trips only
Appreciate family and missing friends
Maybe see more of them when lockdown ends

Nature is blooming and outdoors a treat
The sun is shining and chicks loudly tweet
The silence a balm and nature a tonic
Back to business as usual … wouldn’t that be moronic?

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