Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wi-fi notice

Notice to our customers, but please don't let that put you off.  We have still have a large selection of books, cds, audio books, news papers and magazines for your delectation. (Sarah)

Saturday, 22 August 2015

A Room with a View

It's been a glorious day here and the sunshine most welcome.  It's hard to believe that the Warehouse buildings have been open now for almost three months and we have all been incredibly busy.  We are delighted to say the new facility has been very well recieved with lots of positive feedback.  The biggest oohs and aahs come when people go to the adult lending area up the stairs and see the fantastic view from the seating area. This photo really doesn't do it justice, you'll have to come in and see it for yourselves!

Many people comment how they could easily sit up there all day.  There is a lovely library atmosphere and the upstairs facilities are being well used for people studying as there are also desks in the reference area and GMB room. If you are able to tear yourself away from the upstairs there are many other facilities available including a large junior library selection on the ground floor as well as large print, Orkney books, audio books, public computers, and coucil services.

It's been a real priviledge to be part of a fantastic new set up and thank you all so much for your lovely feed back and positive remarks about the building.  If you haven't been in a look yet we would love to see you so please do pop in and say hello.  Sarah

Saturday, 15 August 2015

A New Chapter

Well here we are in our new home!

A warm welcome to all our readers, new and old, as we start the next chapter of the Stromness Library story in our lovely new home at the Warehouse Buildings in Victoria Street.

As with all moves there has been a period of transition as we get used to the new building, and our new roles as library assistants/customer service assistants.

With the expanded range of services on offer  there are now two of us working at the reception desk. This means the team has grown, with Carol and Becky being joined by Soo and Sarah, along with our relief staff Keely, Angela, Lara and Evelyn. 

We've been enjoying welcoming old and new faces to our fantastic new facilities and services, which include three public meeting rooms, a range of council customer services, comfortable reading and study spaces, and even a coffee machine!

As the weeks go by we'll introduce you to the team on the blog and learn a bit more about life in the Warehouse Buildings.

In the meantime you can read more about the history of the library, and both old and new buildings on the New Chapter website,which was developed for the library by Rebecca Marr, and features an original audio piece First Lines, produced for the project by Mark Jenkins.