Friends of Stirchley Library (FOSL) is an unincorporated association and our core purpose is to support the library services within the existing library building in Stirchley, Birmingham. What started out as a campaign group to keep the library open in the face of closure has grown into a ‘Friends of’ group and we have developed a volunteer network to support library services and to extend opening hours.

FOSL support the library staff to ensure that the library is welcoming, educational, sustainable, accessible and inclusive. We work closely with Birmingham City Council and other partners to offer support for services provided by Stirchley Library.

We also work with local groups and organisations to deliver a growing range of events and activities with broad community appeal. FOSL have established relationships with other community organisations in the region, and always welcome opportunities to forge new partnerships.

FOSL Constitution and AGM Minutes

You can find a copy of our constitution here.

AGM Minutes – September 2018

AGM Minutes – October 2019

AGM Minutes – December 2020 – unavailable

AGM was not held in 2021/22 as there was significantly reduced FOSL activity due to the pandemic

AGM Minutes – January 2023

FOSL Committee

Volunteer Coordinator

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