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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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Minutes from AGM 11th Sept 2018

FOSL AGM 2018 – 11th September, 7.30pm Stirchley Library

Present: Kerry, Jess, Mark, Theresa, Matt, Andrew, Sandra, Rosie, Alison, Jo, Phil

Apologies: Kate, Cllr Mary Locke, Laura, Rebecca, Liz Parkes

Welcome & Introductions

Current Committee:
Theresa – Chair
Mark – Treasurer
Jessie – Projects
Kerry – Secretary

Successes / achievements over last 12 months

We applied for and was successful in getting funding from the Local Innovation Fund to buy a self service machine, some equipment., and to hire a Volunteer Coordinator

More or less the entire library stock has been tagged.

Volunteer network coordinator – Matt Andrews

Monthly code …

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Stirchley History Group – Birmingham Heritage Week

Discover Stirchley Library

Heritage Open Day  – Saturday 8 September: 1400-1600

Come and discover Stirchley Library which was designed by local architect John P Osborne. Opened in 1905, it is Grade 2 Listed and has been in continuous use as Council Library to the present day, being a much loved mainstay of the local community.

On display will be an exhibition of rarely seen photographs (including events from 1970s and 1980s) reflecting the history of the library building and the people who have worked in and used it.

It is an opportunity to share or discover how access to books …

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Sticking Together

Sticking Together!

As part of Friends of Stirchley Library’s (FOSL) successful bid to the Local Innovation Fund, we have purchased a self-service kiosk that will enable users to return and check out books, check their balance and pay fines. This will help free up the library staff  for other important work.

In order for books to be taken out and returned via the kiosk, they need to be tagged and stickered. This is big task and we need your help! Our first challenge is going to be to add the entire children’s fiction section to the system.

We’d really appreciate …

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