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A message from the Northamptonshire Libraries

A message from the Northamptonshire Libraries

Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 12:41 by Parish Office

A message from the Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Service:

We are all keen to open as soon as we can safely do so, but do need to have a consistent and planned approach to this across all our libraries. More »

Each library is going to be slightly different of course, depending on the physical layout, but there will be guidelines for all to follow.

Please be assured that we will share our procedures with you all when we can.

On-line Rhymetimes:

We know how important it is for families to be able to entertain their youngsters at this time. We're posting Craft activities and Rhymetimes on the Northamptonshire Libraries YouTube channel. During this period of social distancing library staff are recording Rhymetimes and are uploading them on to our YouTube page, so if anyone is missing their weekly fix of interactive singing please go to the link below and join in!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ouq9dvlOGwIOV11Jvm8Vw

Facebook Pages:

Library staff are continuing to keep customers updated on the library offer through individual library Facebook pages. Check them out for some great craft and quizzing activities! If you have your own Facebook pages, please use these to keep your customers informed – like the Library Facebook pages too, so they have up to date information. As we have said before, if you do not currently have a Facebook page and/or your own website, now is a good time to get them up and running. Please let us know if you have recently set one up as we can get AnswersPlus Team to add it to your Tile on the NCC website.

eBooks now available through Libby:

We've seen a huge increase in people signing up for Virtual membership and use of e resources. We are investing in additional e resources all the time to satisfy demand.

We recently launched our new eAudiobook service, Libby by Overdrive, and we have now developed the service further by adding eBooks as well! We have started with an opening collection of more than 1200 titles and have also created a special collection for CILIP's National Shelf Service which means you can find fantastic titles recommended by professional librarians all in one place!

We are of course offering all this in addition to BorrowBox, so please don't worry, BorrowBox is going nowhere!

To use Libby, simply download the app from your app store. In the Libby app, follow the prompts to find your library and search Northamptonshire Libraries. Enter your library card number (with the D in front and no spaces) and 4 digit PIN number.

Libby also has some great features:

• Users can download up to a total of 5 loans across the collection made up of eBooks or eAudiobooks, or a combination of both.

• Within Libby there is a great support section with a guide to using the app

• Users can tag eBooks and eAudiobooks that they want to read, love or dislike

• Users can vary the speed of eAudiobooks, set a sleep timer and more

• Hold redelivery option - when a hold (reserve) becomes available, a user will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold. The user can then borrow the hold, have it delivered later, or cancel it

• Users can choose their own loan period – 7,14 or 21 days but the default is set to 21 days

For more information about Libby and all our e-lending services visit our library online.

Here's a reminder of the key facts:

• Library users need their library card number and PIN to register and use the service

• Users can download up to a total of 5 loans and 5 holds (reserves) across the collection made up of eBooks or eAudiobooks, or a combination of both.

• Within Libby there is a great support section with a guide to using the app

• Users can tag eBooks and eAudiobooks that they want to read, love or dislike

• Users can vary the speed of eAudiobooks, set a sleep timer and more

• Hold redelivery option - when a hold becomes available, a user will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold. The user can then borrow the hold, have it delivered later, or cancel it

• Users can choose their own loan period – 7,14 or 21 days but the default is set to 21 days

For The Love Of Books:

For the Love of Books – don't forget this challenge is still ongoing. If you're struggling to choose from our huge array of e books, there are different challenges posted regularly to widen your reading choices. Find the latest challenge and join in on the Facebook page.

Many of you may have heard about it or even taking part in the challenge! Basically, from 7 October 2019 to 30 September 2020, Northamptonshire Libraries are challenging you to read, or listen to, 25 books.

• discover new authors

• rediscover your love of reading

• share online

If you are stuck trying to find something to read try The Book Doctor. This is an online service to help you find a new reading Mojo. You can also post reviews of books and download your own personal reading log.

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/library-service/Pages/for-the-love-of-books.aspx

Find My Past at home:

Find My Past is now available to access from home. After speaking to Find My Past and Information Governance internally, an extra disclaimer has been added regarding search history being visible: "Please be aware your search history will be visible to other users, so if you are uncomfortable with this, please do not use the service"

Customers who are interested in this service need to email answersplus@firstforwellbeing.co.uk and they will provide login information and instructions. We are not permitted to share login details publicly on social media.

There are a few things customers need to be aware of:

• Users will not be able to log into their personal Find My Past account to use the library subscription as they normally would via IP address recognition whilst in the library premises.

• Please be aware your search history will be visible to other users, so if you are uncomfortable with this, please do not use the service.

• Additionally, for privacy reasons, users should not start or update their own family trees on this account. Instead they should register/sign into their own personal account with Find My Past (which will require their own purchase of subscription or credits to access records within their own account).

• Users must not share the login details we give them publicly.

• Multi-user access is enabled on the subscription but there is a fair usage policy in place and a limited number of records that can be accessed monthly, so we ask that users are selective and only access records they need for their research.

Coronavirus Archive - Keep Calm and write a diary!

The Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service sent out a request for anyone to contact them about keeping a diary during the current time reflecting personal thoughts and feelings for the archives. This will provide a permanent record for future generations to learn from and will feature experiences of people in lockdown, stories from local keyworkers and how Northamptonshire companies adapted their skills to help with Covid-19 crisis.

Phil decided to contact them and offer to keep a diary having never kept a diary in his life before!

"I read History at University and have always appreciated the value of personal archives, we have plenty of 'history from above' but not so much 'history from below', so I thought I could in a small way add to the archive. I am keeping a hand-written almost daily diary which I have to admit is quite cathartic! It takes some discipline, which those of you keep diaries appreciate, and I write it at the end of each day and it does genuinely allow me to bring my thoughts in to focus. Even if you don't intend to hand it in to the archives have a think about keeping one, it helps."

Here is the link if you'd like to join in and record your own lockdown experiences:

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/news/council-news/Pages/northamptonshire-archives-service-to-make-covid-19-diary.aspx » Less

Future Northants media release

Future Northants media release

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 12:13 by Parish Office

Plans to create two unitary councils undergo major redesign

With tackling the Coronavirus everyone's top priority, plans for creating two new councils in Northamptonshire will be scaled down, with a new approach called 'Safe and Legal Plus'. More »

New legislation that came into effect on 8 May, as expected confirms the new North and West Northamptonshire Councils will start on 1 April 2021. This follows the postponement of this spring's scheduled unitary elections due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The North and West Shadow Councils' Executives at their first meetings in late June will be considering proposals to prioritise work to ensure all services are set up safely and legally for day one of the two new authorities, whilst still working hard to bring together and improve as many existing services as possible.

Preparations will continue towards setting up the new countywide Children's Trust by 1 April next year, with the timescale dependent on the ongoing pandemic response.

The priorities of the proposed revised Safe and Legal Plus programme include:

· Ensuring all services for the new councils are ready to go next April so residents continue to access services as they usually would.

· Setting up the new North and West shadow authorities, which are made up of the existing district, borough and county councillors. They will meet in June and replace the West and North Northants Joint Committees.

· Ensuring budgets are set for each new council, and developing plans for equalising Council Tax rates across each unitary area.

· Bringing together the existing district and borough services into the new North and West unitary councils and splitting county council services across the two areas.

· Even better joint working in Adults Services and Health and Social Care, with improved ways of working to improve services for residents and deliver significant savings.

Cllr Russell Roberts, Leader of the new North Northamptonshire Shadow Authority said: "Our councils and services are facing unprecedented challenges in responding to the Covid pandemic and the health and welfare of our residents is at the forefront of everything we are doing.

"We're working on the assumption that safe and legal is deliverable by 1 April 2021 but due to the uncertainty that exists at the moment, we will continually review what is possible to achieve and by when as we move through the next few months.

"We've had to re-think our ambitions as to what we can achieve by Go Live Day, but while the focus is on Safe and Legal we'll be doing what we can between now and April."

Councillor Ian McCord, Leader of the new West Northamptonshire Shadow Authority, said: "Providing essential public services to residents and businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic has rightly been our top priority, with work on the new councils put on the back burner. As a result, we've had to scale back how much we can do before launch of the two new councils next April.

"We'll certainly have each new council up and running on time, but will complete much of the behind-the-scenes work of integrating staff from the previous councils later on. What's most important is that residents relying on public services continue to see them run smoothly."

To view the vision document, 'Prospectus for Change - the next chapter' and to find out more about the new Safe and Legal Plus approach for the unitary preparations visit https://futurenorthantswest.org/information/ and http://futurenorthantsnorth.org/publications-and-background-documents/ » Less

Suspicious email reporting service from NCSC

Suspicious email reporting service from NCSC

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 13:11 by Parish Office

People are being urged to report coronavirus scam emails to the government as part of a new campaign.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says criminals are increasingly using the COVID-19 outbreak as a way to scam people. More »

It comes after a recent survey by TSB suggested that 42% of people believe they have been targeted by a scam email during the virus pandemic.

A Cyber Aware campaign has been launched offering advice and tips on how to protect passwords, accounts and devices: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home

A "suspicious email reporting service" will also allow people to forward possible scam emails to the centre for analysis.

Emails can be forwarded to report@phishing.gov.uk and the NCSC's automated programme will test the validity of any links and further action could be taken against the fraudsters. » Less

Moulton Parish Council

From 20th March 2020 until further notice

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to grow, Moulton Parish Council has, in line with Government guidance, taken stringent steps to help reduce the impact of the virus on our staff, volunteers and customers. As a result, Moulton Community Centre, Moulton Library, the Village Hall and the Public Gardens will all remain closed until further notice.

Play areas on our open spaces should not be used for the time being. Please follow the 2m social distancing recommendation when using our open spaces.

The Parish Office will continue to operate during normal office hours throughout this time and can be contacted as follows:

Email: info@moultonparishcouncil.org.uk

Telephone: 07484 517086

We will be keeping our website updated though the closure period.

Thank you for your continued support.