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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FOSL Volunteer Network – Get Involved!

FOSL Volunteer Network – Get Involved!

Following the campaign to save Stirchley Library in 2017, Friends of Stirchley Library is now focused on the future of the library. We want to support the existing library service and staff and keep the library at the centre of the Stirchley community for years to come.

Over the next six months, FOSL will establish a network of volunteers who can support the library staff and move towards the library being open more often and accessible to more people. Last year, lots of people in the community registered their interest in volunteering with FOSL. …

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Summer Activities + Summer Reading Challenge!

Mischief Makers: Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The reading agency and libraries present Mischief Makers, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge over the summer, is to read 6 books. To encourage this, your library offer incentives such as a collecting card, bookmark, wrist band and stickers.

Everyone who takes part and reads at least one book will receive a certificate, and if you manage to read all six books you’ll receive a medal as well.

For pre-school children, we also offer the Summer Mini-Challenge. Collect a sticker for coming to the library and taking books out. When you have six

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Look into your online life

LOOK INTO YOUR ONLINE LIFE

  • Do you feel your digital self is slipping out of control?
  • Clicked “I agree” too many times?
  • Have you ever wondered if your smart gadgets know more about you than you do?

    Visit the Glass Room Experience, a pop-up exhibition on Data and Privacy, at Stirchley Library on Saturday 4 August 2018 – and find out from our informational and interactive exhibits on internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

    There will also be a Data Detox Bar where you can pick up an 8-day Data Detox Kit and ask members of the Birmingham

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