BARRY TOLFREE, SOUTHWOLD
Not so much a lockdown; more a celebration of four walls..
CHARLOTTE CLARK, SOUTHWOLD LIBRARIAN
Every day we post a Daily Quiz round on Facebook, link to a kids’ activity every morning (including Movies and Makes at the weekends, linking crafts, games and food to a kids’ film on the TV), point people at interviews of crime writers as part of our “Virtual Slaughter in Southwold”, show people the nature around them, read uplifting and thoughtful poems and point people at what our ELibrary offers (free books, audiobooks, films, music, newspapers and magazines). Every 2 weeks we run a virtual reading group using EBooks from our selection and every so often we do a video rounding up what we’ve read and people feedback their reads.
We have also encouraged people to decorate their windows with pictures of Easter eggs so people could have a hunt as they had a walk round. Here's one example:..
And we’ve been ringing our customers to check in with them and see they have been keeping OK as well as ringing anyone else who would benefit from a call.
Below is a link to download the video of my very first Lockdown Baby Bounce and Tot Rock from my house via Facebook Live (on the library’s Facebook page). We normally do Bounce in the library twice a week for half an hour but I’ve done it every day from home from 10.30-11am since the 22nd March.
LYNN NICHOLLS, SOUTHWOLD
I have been knitting to pass the time and have given my two local postmen a knitted teddy each in recognition of all their hard work keeping the mail going, in these difficult times.