Alan Clawley with a reminder that when the architects in John Madin’s office were working up plans for a new central library for Birmingham, they were also designing one for Redditch.
The Birmingham Press has been granted rights to use some pictures of historic interest showing how Birmingham has changed. As Alan Clawley explains, history has a habit of repeating itself.
Coventry University’s Lanchester Library will be hosting a free event to highlight the many different facets of what libraries today are able to offer visitors.
Alan Clawley reveals that a Brutalist public library opened in 1977, the foundation stone of which was laid by Harold Wilson in 1975, is not facing demolition.
Alan Clawley asks; “How wise then was it for the Council to borrow money on a public library, a statutory service that would produce little or no income stream…”
Alan Clawley writes on the problems of moving home – when related to libraries shifting location.
Kings Heath Library re-opens to the public tomorrow, Saturday 5th March, at 9am.
While building work continues on the Library of Birmingham, the city council have revealed plans for reducing inconvenience to service users during the move to new premises.
Birmingham’s new library – a CG video has been released.