Welwyn Garden City Library
Our social media team have been busy trying to keep in touch at these difficult times...
Missing our regular Baby Rhyme Time session in the library, Steve decided to create an online Baby Rhyme Time at Home session! It's proven to be very popular. Every Thursday at 10.30am we post a video which features popular songs, rhymes, Bookstart Bear and a few of his friends! We've had lots of lovely comments from those viewing it. We were also sent a lovely photo of baby Finlay joining in last Thursday at home. Please spread the word for anyone who is missing our weekly sessions.
After a few comments on social media mentioned disappointment that Chatterbooks could no longer continue, the team at WGC decided to move their sessions online. Activities and quizzes that normally occur within the session have now been opened up to everyone - allowing both young and old to have a sense of what happens in our monthly sessions.
The Welwyn Garden City adult social group Tuesday Allsorts team have been keeping in touch with their members by creating our regular newsletters and sending them via email as well as posting what we have been up to on social media. Over the past few weeks we have shared some of our hobbies which include making crafts, growing vegetables and making scale model cars.
One of our members told us that she has been busy creating her own newsletter to distribute to her fellow residents, where she lives. As well as sharing our hobbies, on a similar theme some of the Tuesday Allsorts team collect things. We have a collection of Marmite jars in the downstairs cloakroom and a collection of 2000 bookmarks. One of our regulars replied to say that she collects everything to do with Miniature Schnauzers; ornaments, purses, tea towels, cups, bags....the lot!
Help us Build a New Town!
With Welwyn Garden City celebrating their Centenary year we are asking you to design and build a New Town at home. Each Saturday we will post two building options to choose from and then start building. A great activity to get creative with the kids, or just for you. Any materials can be used to build with, LEGO, delivery boxes, twigs and leaves take a look around you and see what you can find. When you have finished share your photo with us on our facebook page and watch online as the town grows. Just take a look at Evie's Cake Cafe, a great addition to any town, who doesn't like cake!
Keep an eye out for more upcoming events on our facebook and twitter pages and thank you for your support.
The Enquiry Team are still busy answering questions and providing information. If you run a business or are looking for business information please drop us a line. Libraries provide free access to a number of free business resources that give advice on setting up and running a business, market research and company information.
While libraries remain closed Cobra and Mi Ventures can be used at home. Just login with your library card. Cobra has added factsheets to help business owners navigate the government support schemes, introduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, including the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and the various Business Rates Relief Schemes.
There is also tailored guidance aimed at different sectors - hospitality, retail, childcare and property. Mi Ventures (run by business support organisation Wenta) has an online chat facility so you can ask questions of their experienced business advisors during office hours. We can access the other business resources you would normally visit the library to use and email information to you. So if you need company information or would like us to complete a B2B mailing list, just let us know.
While libraries are closed we can email FAME searches free to library members. We can also send extracts from Marketline market research reports which cover a wide range of sectors in the UK and abroad. This is a difficult time for many small businesses and self-employed people so please remember that libraries are here to help.