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Yes we will be open in Level 2, but...

We are so happy to be opening in Level 2! We've really missed our wonderful customers.

To ensure your safety and ours, we're taking a staged approach to opening:

  • On Thursday 14 May, the return slots will be re-opened. You can finally return all the items you've been graciously holding onto since lockdown started. Give the team a wave if you see them in the building as we'll be on site preparing for opening.
  • On Monday 18 May at 9am we open to the public, but your experience will be quite different to what you were used to.
Opening Hours
In Level 2, the opening hours for the library are:
Monday , Tuesday     9am - 6pm
Wednesday               10am - 6pm
Thursday, Friday        9am - 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays   CLOSED

During Level 2, there will be no out of hours bookings, meetings, night classes, group sessions, etc. The Justice of the Peace service will also not be running out of the Library.
You will not be able to just 'hang out' at the library in Level 2. We ask you to choose your items, attend your programme, or use the computer (no games) and then head home.

Bear has very kindly demonstrated some of the rules for using the library under Level 2 below:
We are limited to a maximum of 40 people inside the library at any one time. So please bear with us if you arrive and we're already at our maximum. The wi-fi will be available from 8am - 8pm daily.
We have a very limited number of children's programmes running, and these won't start until the week of 25 May.
Check out the programmes section further down for details.
Please sanitise your hands as you enter the library and before using any kiosks or the computers.
Be sure to wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
Use the kiosks or cloudLibrary mobile to checkout your items where possible. There are 3 stations set up to make mobile checkout a breeze.
Computer use is restricted to 30 minutes per day. Please ensure you follow the hygiene procedure for using computers while at the library. 
Printing/photocopying is restricted to essential things only - for example travel tickets, IRD or visa documents, etc.
 
Stay Home if you are sick.
EVERYONE must sign in and out of the library each time they visit.  We have re-arranged the entrance a bit to ensure you can do this safely.
EVERYONE must adhere to distancing rules. You'll see a few 'X' marks around the building. Please use them to keep your distance from others, and leave the chairs on their 'X' spot.
Please use contactless methods of payment where possible. Paywave is now available at the main counter, and you can pay by EFTPOS or credit card at the kiosk with the glass shelf.
ALL returns need to go through the after-hours slots. This is to make sure we can follow the proper quarantine procedure to get the items back on the shelf.
Please take your items home to read. Anything you spend time reading at the library has to go through quarantine like your returns. A quick read of the synopsis on the back of a book is ok, but take your books home if you're planning on getting stuck into a chapter or two.
There are no newspapers in Level 2
Please don't be like bad bear. Listen to staff at all times.
Programmes 
We are running only a small selection of programmes under Level 2 and they will ALL be restricted to 60 minutes. Programmes start back the week beginning Monday 25 May.

Bookings are essential - sessions limited to 8 children aged 7yrs+

We are also investigating live streaming these sessions for you to join in at home with Click & Collect After School Club Packs. Details will be announced on our website and Facebook after 20 May.  

The details:

  • Bookings can be made online www.feildinglibrary.co.nz or by contacting the library on 323-5373 or library@mdc.govt.nz after 20 May.
  • Due to the limited numbers, please wait for confirmation from the library that you have a space in the programme before coming down to avoid disappointment.
  • Seating will be allowed a maximum of 15 minutes prior to the programme starting.
  • All participants will be asked to leave the programme area at the finish time of each programme so our team can start the cleaning process.
  • You are allowed to look for items to checkout and take home following your programme, before you leave the library.
Between the Covers - Adult Book Club will continue over ZOOM for the time being. 
The next meeting is Wednesday 27 May at 5:30pm and the theme is:

COLOUR (It will be interesting to how this is interpreted. I know many of you will think outside the box).

If you joined us last month, we will automatically send you the ZOOM link. If you're new and would like to join us - click the button below to register your interest and receive the ZOOM link. 

Everyone's welcome!

Click here to register for the Adult Book Club ZOOM Meeting
Our Homelink service is a home delivery service for those who cannot physically visit the library. Books, DVD's, audiobooks, magazines and puzzles are available for borrowing.
We are extending this service out as much as we are able to for those unable to get to the library during opening hours while in Alert Level 2.
At this stage through Level 2 we are aiming at delivering every 2-3 weeks. Please click the button below to fill out the form if you are interested in a delivery in the next round (even if you've had items delivered before).
  • Orders must be placed by Sunday 24 May for you to receive your items the following week.
  • The next delivery days are as follows:
    • Wednesday 27 May: Feilding Urban
    • Thursday 28 May: Rural North
    • Friday 29 May: Rural South
  • Your items will be due 30 June 2020. 
  • Items can be returned at any time through the return slots, or our delivery drivers can collect your old items when they drop off your new items. 
  • Homelink returns:
    • Let the delivery team know you have items you want to return.
    • The delivery team will get the return bucket from the vehicle - please hold onto your items.
    • Delivery team will place return bucket on the floor near your door. Wait for the delivery team to move a safe 2m away before placing your items in the bucket.
    • The delivery team will then put the bucket back into the car to return to the library.
Click here to place a Homelink order
What started as just a fun poem between Feilding Library workmates at the start of COVID19 lockdown, has turned into a successful public competition.

38 entries were received during Level 4 lockdown from all over the world. Our Manawatu and Tararua authors were joined with some from England, India and Pakistan.

Our Library Services Manager, Adie Johansen is delighted with the quality of entries. The judging panel, Mayor Helen Worboys, Local Poet Professor Chris Gallivan and Adie thoroughly enjoyed reading all the entries to find winners in each of the four categories - seniors, adults, youth and kids. Chris has also provided the most wonderful feedback on each individual poem that has been shared with the writers.

The winners are:
  • Lockdown by Eleanor (Kids)
  • Stuck in a Bubble by Leon Pinfold (Youth)
  • Back in My Day by Tamsyn Grant (Adults)
  • Food for Thought by Pam (Senior)
Each of the winners will receive vouchers to enjoy with local businesses after lockdown becomes a memory.

All the poem entries will be published in a book titled 'Life through Lockdown'. These beautiful hardback books can be purchased through the Feilding Library for $40 each. A timeless keepsake from a time like no other in our lives.
Click here if you're interested in purchasing 'Life Through Lockdown'
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