LIBRARY staff have said they are delighted to have reopened and start having social contact with their visitors again.

The team at Wantage Library said they had missed seeing the public while they were shut.

Library manager Jim Keen said: "It’s been wonderful to see people visiting again, and to be able to use the library safely.

"Wantage Library plays a very important part in the community, not just for the books and services we provide, but for the social contact as well.

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"Our library staff have really missed being able to help library users, although they enjoyed the challenge of holding online activities during this time, such as craft events and storytimes.

"It’s great to see people browsing our books again."

The library is now asking visitors to wear face coverings and observe social distancing rules

Wantage Library has a programme of online events, including regular story times, rhyme times, crafts and quizzes. Visit the Wantage Library Facebook page for more details, or telephone 01235 762291.

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