Embrace your local library!

There have been historic cuts and there will be more cuts to our libraries in Birmingham unless we do something about it. Local libraries are at the heart of many communities and it needs people who use and value their local library to speak up for them. We have seen a successful campaign, 4hglibrary, in…

Library campaign meeting on 30th January

So we need to get busy! 2014-15 will bring library closures, widespread cuts to the book fund, reductions in the Mobile and Housebound library service if we dont do anything to stop it! The Library campaign is meeting on Thursday 30th January at 7pm in the Cafe area of the ICC. These meetings are open…

Cuts to Birmingham’s Public Library service at a glance

Community Libraries at risk of permanent closure Aston Springhill West Heath Wylde Green £ Cuts for each District 2014-15 Edgbaston ? Erdington £70k Ladywood £54k Hall Green nil Hodge Hill £40K Northfield £170k Perry Barr £35k Selly Oak £145k Sutton Coldfield ? LoB £1.65m Total so far: £2,164,000m Cuts to the Book fund Erdington £10K…

Warning list – Library services at risk in Birmingham

We are keeping a record of the proposed cuts to Library services in Birmingham as the budget cuts for 2014-15 are considered and agreed. The District Committee’s are responsible for community library services in their area and are currently meeting to set their District budgets. This information is provisional and will be updated and fully…