Sling Library: fittings & hires

NEW TO OXFORD SLING LIBRARY?
Welcome!
We offer qualified advice on all things sling / babywearing related. We can help you with your own sling or carrier, we can show you how to use a sling from our extensive library collection and we provide the opportunity for you to hire a sling from Oxford Sling Library.

HOW IT WORKS
We are open from 12.15 in the afternoon. We see you in the order that you arrive – please SIGN IN on the sheet when you arrive, pay for entry and pick up a ticket number.

ON ARRIVAL
£5 – this includes our venue hire costs, skilled demonstration & fitting of your sling / or ours, professional qualified advice regarding babywearing, and something towards the savoury/sweet/hot/cold refreshments.

HIRING A SLING
£3 per sling – if you’d like to hire a sling from Oxford Sling Library
£2 per accessory item e.g. Waterproof Cover for a sling, or clothing: Babywearing Hoodie / Tandem Wearing Waterproof Poncho.
£1 per accessory hired without a sling e.g. Infant Insert.
£1 per child’s doll/teddy sling.

NEW HIRERS
In order to keep track of our slings, we use an online lending library platform called MYTURN. We will set up a free account for you on MyTurn so that we know what sling you have on hire. Via MyTurn, you will receive automatic reminders when the sling is due back and be given the opportunity to rehire it if wished.

DEPOSIT
All sling hires from us require a deposit: a fixed rate amount of £50. Babywearing clothing hires require a £30 deposit.
Deposits can be made by CHEQUE. This is our preferred option as the admin time processing it back and forth is less. If you have a chequebook, please dig it out and bring it to the sling library.
We also accept PAYPAL or BACS.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
When you hire an item(s) from us, it means that you agree to the latest edition of our Terms and Conditions.

SPECIAL GUESTS THIS LIBRARY
We are excited to host Dolittle Dumplings clothes stall, who create abundant eyecatching and colourful baby/childrens wear. This is affordable Scandi-style at its best!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/dolittledumplings

1st Sling Library 2016

Sling wearers of Oxford: We meet in St Albans Hall every fortnight.

New to Oxford Sling Library? Please bring your CHEQUEBOOK in order to hire a sling. We require a £50 Deposit for any hire.
Paypal or BACS accepted too but Cheques are easiest.

ON ARRIVAL:
£3 on the door (for venue costs). Sign in your name at the door & pick up a ticket number for your 10 minute fitting.

HIRING PRICES: for two week hire with £50 returnable deposit.
£5 to hire a sling (includes a demonstration)
£2 demonstration of your own sling

£3 to rehire

For all those returning slings, please make sure that you get them checked in on MyTurn when you arrive.

Please seek out the kitchen as we provide delicious snacks+drinks for you. We are doing our best to speed up waiting times.

LAST ENTRY at 1.45pm: we need time to fit slings to you all.

Meet other mamas/families locally and socialise your babies.

The St Albans Hall has buggy/wheelchair access, chairs, large soft mat area, nappy change, toilets, hot water, gluten free snacks, kitchen and great attendance for sling wearers in Oxfordshire.

Fortnightly Sling Library

Sling Library on Friday 19th June at the St Alban’s Hall, on the corner of Charles St & Catherine St, East Oxford, OX4 3AH.
Time: 12.15 until 2.15pm.. Last entry 1.45pm…
Entry: £3  tea, cordial, cake & gluten-free options provided.
We can offer you 10-minute consultations including a fitting of a sling, with your deposit cheque/cash of £50

Fortnightly Sling Library

Sling Library on Friday 05th June at the St Alban’s Hall, on the corner of Charles St & Catherine St, East Oxford, OX4 3AH.
Time: 12.15 until 2.15pm. (last entry 1.15pm).
Entry: £3  ..tea, cordial, cake & gluten-free options provided.
We offer 10-minute consultations including a sling fitting, with your deposit cheque/cash of £50.

Fortnightly Sling Library

Sling Library on Friday 08th May at the St Alban’s Hall, on the corner of Charles St & Catherine St, East Oxford, OX4 3AH.
Time: 12.15 until 2.15pm.. Last entry 1.45pm…
Entry: £3  tea, cordial, cake & gluten-free options provided.
We can offer you 10-minute consultations including a fitting of a sling, with your deposit cheque/cash of £50

 

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Fortnightly Sling Library

Sling Library on Friday 08th May at the St Alban’s Hall, on the corner of Charles St & Catherine St, East Oxford, OX4 3AH.
Time: 12.15 until 2.30pm…
Entry: £3  tea, cordial, cake & gluten-free options provided.
We can offer you 10-minute consultations including a fitting of a sling, with your deposit cheque/cash of £50

Fortnightly Sling Library

Sling Library on Friday 24thAprill at the St Alban’s Hall, on the corner of Charles St & Catherine St, East Oxford, OX4 3AH.
Time: 12.15 until 2.30pm…
Entry: £3  tea, cordial, cake & gluten-free options provided.
We can offer you 10-minute consultations including a fitting of a sling.

Barefoot Sling Meet

Oxford Sling Meet invites you to a Springtime *sling social* held within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Summertown.
See Barefoot Books calandar for more details.

Babies up to 12 months can enjoy free Baby and Toddler Tapas when accompanied by an adult ordering a full meal.
This event is free to attend however our hosts ask you to buy something from the delicious menu or bookshop.

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10am – 11am: Second breakfasts
11am – 11.30am: StoryTime (free)
11.30am – 12 midday: time to order some lunch before the rush!

 

How to Find Barefoot Books

Buses 2 and 2a from Oxford town centre, go towards Kidlington and stop in Summertown on the way. Barefoot Books is opposite a Sainsburys Local and next door to Majestic Wine Warehouse.

There is a large car park on Ferry Lane connecting with Diamond Place car park and then it’s just about a five minute walk to Barefoot Books from there. Ferry Lane car park has more space and spaces and is only an extra 1-minute walk. We recommend this car park to you as Diamond Place is extremely busy all them time and with narrower spaces.

Parking prices are the same at both car parks:
0-1 hour £1.20,   1-2 hours £1.70,    2-3 hours £3.20,    3-4 hours £5.20

There is a slip road to one side of Banbury Road up the middle of Summertown. Sometimes there are a places to park for free for up to 1-hour. However, I can tell you that once you are inside the Barefoot Books studio and see and hear the colourful delights all around, one hour of parking is not enough!