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Love your local library!

Posted on December 28 2018 at 12:02:14

Alvechurch Library writes: Please don’t assume that because we are busy we are not affected by the library consultation process.

A document has been prepared which sets out background information to the consultation: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/librariesconsultation, and you can comment online or pick up a hard copy at the library.

If you have any questions, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

* Alvechurch Library runs 11 regular activities every week, with many more one-off events throughout the year.

In the 29 hours a week that we are open we run two sessions of Baby Rhythm and Rhyme which equates over the year to 2,147 little ones raising the roof off the library singing their nursery rhymes. Slightly quieter are the adult learners who enjoy eight hours a week of language and painting classes.

There are two Storytime sessions a week (Tues and Sat), basic 1 to 1 computer lessons, and of course The Crafty Ladies who meet here on a Mon morning. Monthly meetings of Chatterbooks and the Junior Craft Group are also on offer, while the Readers Group on the last Tues of the month is growing in numbers and may need three tables soon!

The Adult Learning classes continue to go from strength to strength. Over the last academic year we have seen 275 learners coming through our doors. We have delivered a total of 31 courses in subjects such as Spanish, French, Creative Writing, First Aid, and Watercolour Painting.

Many thanks to our fantastic tutors who continue to develop and inspire our learners. Although some of our ongoing classes are fully booked it is still worth enquiring in case there’s a space.

Let us know if you have a burning desire to learn something new and we will do our best to provide the venue and tutor.

* Congratulations to Crown Meadow First School who came second out of 307 schools in Worcestershire for completing the Summer Reading Challenge.

More than 160 children took part and it was really helpful for their literacy levels when they started back to school in September.

Thanks to the school children and young Duke of Edinburgh volunteers who helped us deliver this fantastic result.

*  The Alvechurch Library Crafty Ladies were busy again, creating knitted and crocheted poppies to sell in the library. £101 was raised and Shawn collected it on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

Many of the Crafty Ladies also contributed to the massive display of poppies in The Hive, Worcester.

*  The Crafty Ladies’ Christmas Craft Sale was again a great success and a showcase of their skills.

Nearly £600 was raised by the sale and six local charities were supported. The Crafty Ladies chose local charities close to their hearts to receive donations.

* For any enquiries, pop into the library on Birmingham Road, contact The Hub on 01905 822722, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or see Facebook.

For Adult Learning courses, pop in to pay by cash/cheque, or online by card.

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