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Good news!

From the library on facebook:

From the 12th March, for 2 weeks, Stirchley Library will be closed to allow for the removal of asbestos from the building. This is the first step towards a replacement boiler being installed. We will reopen on Saturday 24th March for a week, then be closed the 31st March for Easter. We will be back to our regular hours from the 3rd April.

On the 2 Tuesdays (13th and 20th) we will be running our regular StoryTots session from Touchbase Pears at its regular time, 9:45 – 10:15. Touchbase Pears is located on the Bristol Road and hosts Selly Oak Library so you will be able to borrow books. On a Tuesday Touchbase Pears also offer a messy play session from 10:30 – 11:30 in their café for only a £1 donation. Our Bournville Bookfest event on the 20th March will also be held at Touchbase Pears.

For more information, please comment, message or ask a member of staff

£95,000 in funding has been secured for the boiler, asbestos removal and roof repairs. Thanks to the council, our local Cllr Mary Locke, and FOSL’s campaigning work in securing Section 106 money from the Tesco development (of which the development in Stirchley is not going ahead).
Liz Parkes has been instrumental in this process over the last year – working closely with the library staff, FOSL, Heritage England and the council contractors who will be undertaking the repair work.
We will need to do more fundraising in the coming years for greener energy, but for the time being, the library is very much saved from moving into another building.
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New illustrations for Stirchley Library!

Suzie Mason has created these wonderful posters for Stirchley Library!

I’m a local childrens artist and I picked up one of the FOSL leaflets the other day. I love the colours that whoever designed them chose! It’s a really beautiful, standout scheme.

I decided to make some personal work using that scheme just for fun, and used the library events calendar’s existing posters as inspiration, I hope you don’t mind. I actually thought they turned out quite fun, so I thought I’d send them over in case you’d like to use them.

Aren’t they wonderful! Thanks Suzie!

To take a look at Suzie’s website you can click this link here.

Self-service machine prep! Can you help?

Can you help Stirchley Library tag books for the new self service machine?

“We’re asking for help preparing books to go through our self-service machine. This involves sticking in sticky tags and dotting the prepared books. We’re trying out a couple of Tuesdays 2-3pm. We hope some people will come and join in and help us.”

This Tues 15th May, 2-3pm.

We have a self service machine!

Many of you will know that the library has recently been closed to undergo asbestos removal, the first step in vital repairs which will see improvements to the library building – resulting in a new boiler!

A more visible change, is the new self service machine, which we fundraised for last year.

Friends of Stirchley Library (library users), worked directly with our fantastic library staff and Liz Parkes, Birmingham City Council, in order to make this happen.

Another positive move for Stirchley Library!

This week!

From Stirchley Library on Facebook:

This week it’s all happening at Stirchley Library!

Tuesday we will have StoryTot’s where the theme will be horses. Join us from 9:45 – 10:15.

Thursday is a busy one, we have 3 activities happening across the day. Jigsaw Club from 10:30 – 12:30, a new stories and craft session for 2 – 5 year olds from 10:30 – 11:30 and a Family History taster session from 2:00 – 3:00!

Finally on Saturday we have our ever popular Scratch coding club from 2:30 – 3:30.

Please do come along, if you would like any information about any of the sessions please get in touch!