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  • General Interest:
    Friday, 12 June 2020 12:00 am

    No events are scheduled at the Village Hall until the coronavirus emergency is safely behind us. In the meantime, the front page of the Carlops website will be populated with useful links to information and services. There are also links in the right hand sidebar under Coronavirus Services
  • General Interest:
    Saturday, 13 June 2020 12:00 am
    Poetry Page

    A page of poetry responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Contributions welcome! Contact lesmorss@carlops.net
  • General Interest:
    Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:00 am
    Carlops Birds and other Wildlife

    A collection of bird and other wildlife observations from Carlops and nearby. Please email me with your own notes at lesmorss@carlops.net
  • General Interest:
    Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:00 am
    Carlops Rises to the Challenge

    A page of tributes, acknowledgements, photos and memorabilia about the Coronavirus Crisis and the response to it in Carlops and the neighbouring community. Contributions are most welcome: contact lesmorss@carlops.net
  • General Interest:
    Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:00 am
    The Borders Library Service

    The Borders Library Service is encouraging residents to use the online Library Service while the libraries themselves are shut. Not only books - they have loads of magazines, comics and other reading material available to borrow. See https://carlops.net/borders-library-service/

Borders Library Service

From: Denham, Lisa (Live Borders) <ldenham@LiveBorders1.org.uk>
Sent: 06 April 2020 11:27
Subject: Scottish Borders residents urged to access free online library resources

I’m e-mailing you with my libraries hat on as we have been working behind the scenes to improve our online offering, which might be of interest to the BANG community and also the groups that you support via the Bridge. Although we have had to close the doors of our libraries, our team have been working remotely and doing everything they can to ensure communities in the Scottish Borders have access to good quality online reading material and resources.  We are actively encouraging all borrowers to take advantage of our fantastic online offering which is completely free (a lot of people aren’t aware of this). It only takes a few minutes to join our online library and receive access a range of e-books, e-audio books, comics and magazines. Our digital services can be used on a lap-top, i-pad, tablet or downloaded via the apps a phone.  We have also produced a really useful “how to guide” on our website which guides you through the process, which we have tried to make as simple as possible https://www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/libraries/elibrary/

We have boosted our comic offering – over 1500 titles to choose from and we offer many popular maga1zines e.g. BBC Good Food, best, Closer, Good Housekeeping, all completely free as some people will be really struggling at the moment. If people do get stuck, they can call Live Borders (St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk) on 01750 726400 during office hours or e-mail libadmin@liveborders1.org.uk and someone will be able to help.  Also, one of the best kept secrets of a library membership is access to SCRAN which gives access to more than 480K images, videos and audio files on culture/human history from archives, galleries and museums across Scotland and the UK. Again, this is free with a Live Borders Library Membership – https://www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/libraries/elibrary/eresources/

If you need any more information or would like to discuss further, then please let me know.

Best wishes,

Lisa Denham