Looking Forward to 2021

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on Chesterfield Sling Library. Our session venues closed, some reopened briefly and then closed again. We risk-assessed, risk-assessed and risk-assessed some more which of our ‘normal’ in-person services we could offer, and concluded that we couldn’t guarantee the safety of our clients, our volunteers or ourselves by providing anything…

November 2020 Update

Library in-person services remain closed for your and our safety. This includes Library Sessions, Workshops and Consultant Appointments. As a small volunteer-run not-for-profit community project we do not have the resources to offer a safe and consistent in-person service at present. Current loans: we are behind on admin due to our own family commitments and…

Update 12/10/2020

This is a tough one to write… Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to say when we will next be able to schedule any form of Library session. Putting aside criteria and exemptions, it just wouldn’t be ethical for us to invite either our volunteers or the vulnerable parents and children of Chesterfield…

Possible Hasland session 18/09 now CANCELLED

In the light of the most recent government advice, that gatherings be restricted to 6 people, Chesterfield Sling Library and Chesterfield Venues (who run Hasland Village Hall) have agreed that the planned session for 18/09/20 should be cancelled. I will be in touch with each of you that had expressed an interest in attending to…

Plans to reopen

It’s been a long time coming, but we hope to run at least one session in September. Things will be very different; we’ll need to be appointment based, we can’t serve refreshments, we can’t get our playmats and toys out… But we can start helping you, the parents and carers of Chesterfield, with your carrying…

Update 10th July

Sessions: None yet planned; at this stage none of our venues intend to reopen before September Current Limited Service: Consultant Appointments; see here for details Pre-arranged socially distanced pickups (existing members only) from S41 0HE Pre-arranged socially distanced drop-offs to S41 0HE, S41 7JT or S80 3AJ Postal loans/ returns (existing members only) Loans via…

Update June 2020

June 2020:  At present we are still running a very limited service Pre-arranged socially distanced pickups from S41 0HE Pre-arranged socially distanced drop-offs to S41 0HE, S41 7JT or S80 3AJ Postal loans/ returns (existing members only) Loans via our specialist community schemes We ‘normally’ run four or five free-to-attend group sessions a month: On…