Upcoming volunteer training sessions

Fancy becoming a volunteer with Friends of Stirchley Library? Book a place on one of our volunteer training sessions this week!


Lego Club!

We’re very excited to announce that Lego Club will start on Saturday 9th February! Running from 2.30pm-4pm, it will then take place every second Saturday of the month. Children of all ages can come along, but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult (who will also be able to join in!).

You don’t need to pay or book; just pop along and join in the build!

Additional January opening times

Happy New Year from Friends of Stirchley Library! To kick off the new year we’re very pleased to announce that the library will be open a little longer in January. With support from Friends of Stirchley Library volunteers, the library will be open on Tuesday and Saturday lunchtimes (1pm-2pm from 12th Jan).

There will also be another late night opening on Thursday 24th January, with a limited service available until 8pm.

We hope to see you there!

Christmas silent disco!

The Friends of Stirchley Library have booked a DJ for our first silent disco in the library on Sunday 2nd December from 2pm-4pm. There is no charge to attend; donations will be welcome. Light refreshments will be available and some Christmassy activities: Fun for all the family! Please ensure children are supervised by a responsible adult. No need to book, just turn up. Tell your friends!

Stirchley Library tender opportunities

This is from Stirchley Library’s facebook page; please share widely!

As you may be aware the library has been without a boiler for a while now.
We are hoping that local business will be interested in tendering for some work on the library.

The work is made up of 2 components:

Mechanical Works
Provide and install one boiler connected to the new meter in the basement and to the ground floor heating system only or to provide and install one boiler connected to the new meter in the basement and to the ground floor and first floor heating systems. To also provide hot water to three downstairs toilets and first floor kitchen area.

Building Works
Externally – To carry out minor roof works, replacement of timber windows, remedial works to damp penetration, drainage works and the possibility of some works of a structural nature.
Internal – Plastering and decoration works.

If you are interested in potentially tendering for the work, please sign up to the Find It In Birmingham website (https://www.finditinbirmingham.com/)

Late night opening

On Tuesday 6th and Thursday 29th November Stirchley Library will be open until 8pm! Pop along for a limited library service – you’ll be able to borrow, return and renew, and also meet some of FOSL’s volunteers!

Interested in becoming a FOSL volunteer and helping at future late night openings? Please get in touch!

Stirchley Baths Fun Palace

At the beginning of the month we held a great craft and storytelling session as part of the annual Stirchley Baths Fun Palace. A fantastic write up of the day’s activities can be found here and you can see some of the crafty creations in the gallery below.

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FOSL Volunteer Network

Are you interested in joining the FOSL Volunteer Network? We’ll be holding 30 minute drop-in sessions at the library on the following days:

  • Tuesday 23rd October, 6pm
  • Thursday 25th October, 6pm
  • Saturday 27th October, 1pm

Pop along to one of the drop-in sessions and find out more about how you can get involved!