On Monday 6 July, Ludlow Library is launching Ready Reads – a service that enables customers to pre-order books and collect them from the library foyer. Books can be ordered by email, over the phone or via the Shropshire Libraries website – www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries.

While customers can’t request specific titles, they can say what subjects and genres they would like, and library staff will select books to suit them.

All books will have been quarantined for 72 hours before being issued; customers will then be contacted when their books are ready to collect.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming our customers back’, says Iran Morris, Ludlow Library Branch Manager. ‘We will be operating a contactless service from our library foyer where people can both return and collect their books. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place to make this as safe as possible.’

The library will be open from 10am to 2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Customers can request up to 10 books at a time which will be issued for six weeks.

To get in touch, please phone 01743 250510 or email ludlow.library@shropshire.gov.uk