Our third AGM is an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and activity over the last 12 months and discuss our plans for the forthcoming year. We currently have a vacancy for a Secretary. The current Chairperson and Treasurer are happy to stay in post, but if you would like to put yourself forward for either of these posts please do so at the meeting. Please also consider joining the committee without taking on a role. All committee roles will be voted in at the meeting.
We’re delighted to announce that we have funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to continue our Volunteer Network and expand our community events programme until March 2020.
Friends of Stirchley Library was established in 2017 as a campaign group to save the library from closure. We’ve grown to become a Friends group that works closely with the library staff and City Council to ensure we add value to the library for everyone in the community.
As a small group of local people passionate about how important libraries are, this Awards For All grant means a lot to us. It …
Stirchley Library is a vital part of our community and we want to celebrate it! Join us on Saturday 18th May from 1pm-4pm for craft activities, a LEGO area, family quiz and free refreshments. You can also find out more about FOSL’s work and how you can get involved in making the most of YOUR library – from signing up for a library card to making a book reservation.
There will be a family storytelling session at 2pm.
FOSL will be opening up Stirchley Library EVERY Friday in May! 11am – 3pm. A limited library service will be available, with volunteers on hand to help you. A free Co-Working space will also be available + refreshments.
Stirchley Library is becoming a Place of Welcome! Join us on Thursday 2nd of May 10:30 - 12:30 at the library, for the launch of a weekly coffee morning where everyone is welcome. Free refreshments provided.
Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute.
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!
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.
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!