The Hub in Phase 3 Lockdown is being gradually eased and businesses are beginning to open their doors to the public again while trying to find the right balance between caution and economic recovery as well as emotional wellbeing. As many of our customers know, we...
The future looks uncertain and entrepreneurs all over the world try to find ways to get through this safely while keeping their businesses afloat. Small local businesses have been hit particularly hard since cash flow has dried up, but bills keep coming in. As we are slowly moving out of lockdown and making sure we can resume activities without risking our health, locals shops and restaurants look to a bleak future of decreased turnover but steady costs.
We have been working on offering some of our services online and I hope you have been enjoying our children’s activities, such as Bounce & Rhyme and our various languages Storytime on Facebook. We would like to thank all our teachers for bravely abandoning their inhibitions to sing and read for everyone online. It has been interesting for us too, to see our teachers in their own homes.
We are of course very lucky as we can still run some of our services online. And although some of our teachers decided to return to their home countries to be with their families at the beginning of the pandemic, we felt privileged that they were willing and able to continue working with us despite the geographical distance. Having team meetings with people in different countries has made us realize that, regardless of the restrictions we have been facing, there are also many new possibilities for us going forward.
This is also a good opportunity for us to thank all our customers who have made donations to the library, booked Zoom classes with us, and sent us messages of support and encouragement. We can honestly say that we have been overwhelmed by your kindness, and it has inspired us to explore new options to move forward despite a sometimes gloomy-looking future.
The Library Hub provides a space to read and borrow books and teaching material for children and adults in different languages and aims to encourage language learning, offer support for bilingual families and contribute to the successful implementation of the Scottish...