Upcoming dates when the Library is closed for any reason are listed below. You can also check the Calendar page for upcoming sessions and changes too.
If returns have to be delayed due to Library holidays, then we’ll extend your hire for a reduced cost until we get back. We’ll do our best to reply to emails and enquiries during the holidays, but due to uncertain internet access it may take several days or more to reply to emails at certain times. Please be patient with us and we’ll of course reply to everyone when we get back.
For help with babywearing during Library holidays, have a look at the Sling Meet forum to find your local meetings, or visit the information site www.slingguide.com or the forum www.naturalmamas.co.uk to get more useful information and advice.
Summer 2014: The Library will be closed for all drop-in Open Sessions and Workshops for the month of August 2014 due to school summer holidays. Longer Summer hires will be possible over this time at a reduced rate as follows:
Hires taken on the 21st/22nd July: Will be for 6 weeks at 1/2 price (you pay the rate for 3 weeks) and will be due back on the 1st/2nd September.
Hires taken on the 28th/29th July: Will be for 6 weeks at 1/2 price (you pay the rate for 3 weeks) and will be due back on the 8th/9th September.
Any extensions over the Sling Library Summer Holidays will be priced depending on exact dates the hire runs for, with similar reductions throughout August.
The Sling Library will be closed for all services between 1st-18th August – we will not have access to emails or phone for much of this time. During 18th-31st August we will be operating a skeleton service, including some email support and limited out of hours hire appointments. From 1st September regular Open Sessions start again, though email and phone support will be subject to increased delays until mid-late September due to building works at the Sling Library and both of us settling our children in new schools/nurseries!
Christmas Holidays 2014/15
The Library will be closed for all drop-in Open Sessions and Workshops from 17th December 2014 until the 5th January 2015. Longer-than-usual holiday hires will be possible over this time at a special discount.
Christmas and New Year 2013: The Library will be closed for drop-in Open Session the weeks beginning December 23rd and 30th. The sessions will start back with one two hour session on each day Mon 6th -Thurs 9th and then continue to alternate weeks as before.
Summer 2013: The Library will continue to run all regular drop in Open Sessions, though other services may be limited during July, August and September. See our Summer Holidays 2013 blog post for more info.
Summer 2012: Specific dates are below, but essentially the Library will be closed for all Wednesday and Thursday sessions over the school summer holidays. I will continue to open on alternate Tuesdays with extended hours 10:00 – 4:00 pm to help compensate. Weekly sessions will be back to normal in September.
Natural Mamas Big Camp July 2012 – The Sling Library will be closed on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July while we’re at Big Camp and will reopen on Tuesday 31st July 10:00-4:00. All Loans taken out on Weds 11th and Thurs 12th July will be due back on Tues the 31st, with no charge for the extra days.
Olynpics 2012 - The Sling Library will be closed on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th August due to the school holidays and so that I can take my son to see some Olympic Tae Kwon Do for his birthday! The Library will reopen on Tuesday 14th August 10:00-4:00.
Summer Holidays 2012 – The Sling Library will be closed on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August while we’re on our family holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 26th August 10:00-4:00.
Golden Jubilee Weekend June 2012 – The Sling Library will be closed on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June and will reopen on Wednesday 13th June. All loans taken out on 22nd May will be due back on Wednesday 13th 9:30-12:00, with no charge for the extra days.
Easter Holidays 2012 – The Sling Library will be closed on Tuesday 10th April and will reopen on Thursday 19th April. All Loans taken out on 27th March will be due back on the 19th, with no charge for the extra 9 days.
February Half Term 2012 – The Sling Library will be opening as usual on Tuesday 14th February between 10am and 2pm.
Christmas Holidays 2011-12 – The Sling Library will not be closed over the Christmas period. We will open as usual on Tuesday 20th December 2011 and Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
Summer Holidays 2011 – The Sling Library will be closed between 25th July and 24th August due to school and summer holidays. Returns will be possible between 8th and 10th August. The Library will have it’s first open day between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 6th September.