We are aware that with the library closed, people will struggle to get enough books to keep them occupied in self-isolation.
Books on this list are now available for sale for only 50p each and will be delivered to your doorstep. This is thanks to John Partington of April House books, who lives in Charlbury. If you wish to order a book, please contact John directly on 07555608780 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will deliver the book to you. The 50p will go to the Corner House. (Please ignore the price on the list – they are all 50p to you!)
This list will be added to as time goes on and as more donations of books come in. If you wish to donate books, you can leave them on John’s doorstep (32 The Slade) or in the lobby of Charlbury Community Centre, or ask him to come and collect them. Please only donate popular fiction, biographies and children’s books.
The books will not be sold until they have been quarantined for at least three days.
We feel it is safe to offer to take jigsaw puzzles to people along with their shopping when volunteers shop for people in isolation. Reports say that the virus can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours so we quarantine jigsaws for 3 days so that we are well past this period.
If you’d like to borrow a puzzle you can pick one up from the Community Centre, or have one delivered if needed.
You will need to ring the centre on 811878 so we can leave them out for you or organise your volunteer to bring you one.
The phone number is 01608 811878 and it is manned 9-5 weekdays and 9-12.30 at weekends. You can ring us for practical help, shopping etc. We have a big team of volunteers who can help you.