There have been over 5,000 book-issues since Perry Common Library’s £665,000 refurbishment. The Library re-opened in August last year and has seen over 4,500 people using the facilities – and that’s just in the last month!
We spoke to Community Librarian Jo Avery and asked her just how important the library is for B44 residents?
As Jo says, libraries are vital for community ties and can help in many ways:
“Itʼs your library….. Itʼs free to use and full of books for all agesand interest and you can access the internet free of charge for upto six hours per week”
So whatʼs coming up at Perry Common Library that you can get involved with?
- Every Monday lunchtime you can join the knit and natter group
- Every Thursday afternoon from 2-3pm thereʼs Rhyme-time for children
- Thereʼs the Gentle Exercise Group from 10:30-12 noon every fortnight on a Thursday (31st March is the next one)
- On the last Saturday of each month Steve hosts Silver Surfers to help you get to grips with the internet (to book a slot call 0121 464 0481 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0121 464 0481 end_of_the_skype_highlighting)
- And the ﬁrst Saturday of every month is the Local History Session – the next one focuses on one of Birminghamʼs little known treasures – Weoley Castle
Finally, donʼt forget to look out for the Summer Reading Challenge 2011, itʼs a circus theme and is only the start of the large amount of free and fun events the library hosts over the Summer Holidays.
To get in touch with Perry Common Library look here or call the library on: 0121 464 0481 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0121 464 0481 end_of_the_skype_highlighting