Another very busy year has seen the South London Sling Library getting busier and busier. We know that waiting times at our Open Sessions can get long and we’ve been listening to your feedback about how we can improve. To pave the way for more regular open hours and (hopefully) reduced waiting times we need to rearrange our spaces and improve facilities at 194 Beckenham Road. We’re planning to do A LOT of building work over the next few months and so at times we may need to pack the whole Sling Library into boxes for safe-keeping.
We will definitely be closed for some weeks over August, and services are likely to be affected in September and October too. Since builders are a law unto themselves, we have no definite timings yet. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information and will be contactable by email and phone if you need to check our availability. We will keep everyone updated by email, Facebook and Twitter as works progress.
See below for planned changes to Sling Library services:
Closures to Advice and Hire Services August 2015:
The Library will be closed for all drop-in Open Sessions and Workshops August 11th-13th and August 24th-26th. Hires taken on the 27th/28th July and that would normally be due back 11th/12th August will benefit from an additional 1 week’s hire free and will be due back on the 17th/18th/19th August (extended open hours for returns onlyapply this week – see the SLSL Calendar for details).
If you would like to extend your sling or carrier hire: We are happy to pre-approve any sling hire extensions over the summer. You can pay for hire extensions online via our website HERE. For a 2 week extension, refer to your original hire paperwork for the cost, and update this in the checkout process when paying via our website. Any hire extensions falling into a closed week will get an extra week’s hire for free and can be returned when we are next open.
Closures September and October 2015:
It is likely that we will need to close the Sling Library whilst major structural works are undertaken during late September/October; we will keep everyone informed on the website and social media pages once we have more information.
Out of Hours Advice and Shop Services:
The Sling Library will experience delays in phone, email and facebook messaging whilst works are ongoing – this is likely to affect these services during August – October. When the library is closed, we may be able to offer emergency out of hours hires from Emily’s home, and/or advice by Skype but can give no guarantees on availability of this. Please check the calendar on our Open Sessions page before attending any sessions to confirm that they are running before you travel.
Sling and Carrier Shop:
If you would like to buy from our range and know what product you need, then please phone Emily to arrange a time to collect your purchase.
For more information on Summer and Hot Weather Slinging, see our blog post: Slinging in the Sun!
And have a wonderful summer! 😀 x