Stirchley Library was recently under threat of closure. In response to Birmingham City Council library proposals, the Stirchley community campaigned to keep library services in the library building. The council have agreed to keep the library open, with the support of volunteers in the form of a Friends of Stirchley Library (FOSL) group.

We want to keep our library open – for longer hours! From 3 April, Stirchley Library opening hours will be reduced from 25 to 21 hours. FOSL volunteers can help meet some of this shortfall, but we need your help!

The library needs a new boiler and roof repairs. This is all very costly. FOSL need help with fundraising, organising events and activities, publicity, applying for grants etc. If you have time to spare, skills to share or have an area of expertise that you think can support our cause, please join the Friends of Stirchley Library.

This is a working group – whilst we establish our aims, constitution and roles. If you would like to get involved please contact us!