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 and materials was facilitated over the years and how books were borrowed before computers revolutionised the service.
See copies of Bournville Works Magazine (1902-1967). This comprehensive and well-illustrated in-house magazine was produced for over sixty years at the beginning of the twentieth century. In addition to typical articles relating to Cadbury company matters, the magazine carried regular reports of sports and social activities, details of new employees and those leaving the company, weddings, births and deaths, and a whole host of small ads! There is plenty of material for both family and social history research.
Well worth a browse.
Members of Stirchley History Group will be at hand to share information about the Library. The event is supported by Friends of Stirchley Library and staff of Birmingham Library Service.
No booking required
Organised by Stirchley History Group. Contact for the day: Sandra Cooper
The library is next to Stirchley Baths Community Centre near junction with Pershore Road. On road parking. Near to bus routes 27, 45 & 47 and Bournville Station