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Part Exchange

  We get many people who tell us they purchased a low cost sling or carrier to try out babywearing but then find that although they love babywearing they don’t like what they’re using. Or their child has outgrown what they’re using. Or they just don’t like it! Whatever the reason you may find that …

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Festive funnery

The library will close completely for Christmas on Dec 22nd, after that there will be no hire, no returns, no consultations and very limited email and social media contact until early January. For most of the year my house looks like a fabulous sling shop, over the festive season though I try to make it …

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New wraps!

It all got a bit exciting in the librarian household recently as these boxes arrived: But what was inside I hear you cry? This from Hana Baby! Well actually more accurately all of these: Yep, that’s what a whole load of wraps looks like! But they are very special wraps:   They will be for …

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Project update

I think it’s time for another project update don’t you (for details on what the project is see here: http://bit.ly/supersecretspecial). This one is, well, the best word to describe it would be long so grab a cup of tea and please read to the end, it’s important! So, funding came in back in March and …

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Go on! Haggle!

About a million years ago (well, it feels like it, it isn’t really!) I retailed slings as well as being a librarian/consultant. These days the library takes up all my time so I leave that to others. I do have a few items left over though of stock so I thought we’d have a bit …

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Woven wraps

Woven wraps are often overlooked at the library but we want that to change! Woven wraps have so much going for them! They’re versatile Infinitely adjustable There’s a wrap to suit every pocket, there are excellent budget brands that cost under £50, but you can also get a beautiful one of a kind handwoven for, …

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Secret revealed

Well, this is it the big super secret special library project revealed! After all these teases and all the waiting (which went on longer than I anticipated!) it feels weird to be telling you so, a bit of background first. In the summer I met with some of the managers at Wigan Council, over a …

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Names

Names are a funny thing, it’s essentially the noise someone has to make to attract your attention but we spend a long time thinking up that noise for our children and our own name comes to have great significance for us. This is me.   My name is Rachael, sometimes people call me Rach and …

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Changes to t&cs

The Terms And Conditions you sign on hire are changing. Some are minor changes, like I’m updating to let you know that you’ll get an email five days before your hire it due back, and also asking you to add the hire email addresses to your safe senders list. I’ve also made the library’s policy …

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Anna

Today is #1daywithoutus. I try not to be political within the library as I want everyone to feel welcome regardless of nationality, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, economic background or indeed political leaning. But given that first one I thought it was important to do something today so I came up with this! I’d like to introduce …

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Tiny Changes

The other day I was talking about those times when I look at what you’re doing, make a small change and the pieces all magically falls into place. It’s immensely satisfying as a teacher but I do know it’s immensely frustrating from the other side. I was once on that side too. In 2008 the …

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