Virus Related Hiatus

Updated 11/5/20

Based on Government advice we’re taking a “Virus Related Hiatus”! As government guidelines change the library’s services change. We are currently closed to face to face hire but are open to hires and returns from our Newton-le-Willows drop box.

If you hired a carrier prior to 24/3/20 : While we are closed to face to face hires you do not need to return your carrier. We are also offering to waive the fees for you until we reopen for face to face hires. If you have the means to pay though it would really help this small business if you did! Details on how to pay are here:

If you need or want to return a carrier: As of 11/5/20 we are now accepting returns via our Newton-le-Willows drop box or in the post. Please email for details on how to return via these methods.
More information here:

If you want to hire a carrier: As of 11/5/20 we are reopening for hires from our Newton-le-Willows drop box.
The free stetchy wrap hire scheme will continue via this method too, so babies aged 6 weeks and under (or who were born during lockdown) can hire a stretchy wrap for free for four weeks. (After that as usual the wrap would need to be returned or pay for hire).
If you hire a carrier this way but need to self isolate over your return date please get in touch with us so we can adjust dates.
Please contact to hire or ask questions.
More inforatiom here:
The usual terms and conditions of hire apply:

If you need to learn how to use a carrier (either one that you own or one that you’ve hired from us or elsewhere): I am considering adding video consultations to the services offered. I would offer free ten minutes via zoom for anyone hiring for at least 4 weeks, or a chargeable service for anyone who needs longer (or need help with their own carrier). Please email to discuss.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us. And you can read about what we’re doing behind the scenes to limit the spread of the virus here:

– Rachael and all the volunteers at WaWiSH Sling Library