Alvechurch Library

Record details

Urgent notices

8 August 2022 - Alvechurch Library is open, however, due to major roadworks, the library is only accessible by car via the Birmingham Road coming from the Alvechurch shopping centre side.  You will need to let the road workers know you need access to the library and they will let you through.  You cannot access the library via the Birmingham Road, on the Hopwood/Barnt Green side, as the road is blocked off.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Address Birmingham Road
Alvechurch
Birmingham
B48 7TA
Telephone 01905 822722
Email AlvechurchLib@worcestershire.gov.uk
Library Manager Michele Campbell
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alvechurchlibrary/
Opening Times

Normal Opening Times 

  • Monday: 9:00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

You can renew your loans online or by visiting any other Worcestershire Library. You can renew over the phone by calling the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 822722 or you can use our 24 hour automated renewal system on the same number.

2022 Bank Holiday Opening Times

All Libraries and Jobcentre Plus will be closed on:

  • Good Friday - Friday 15th April
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday 17th April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 18th April
  • May Day* - Monday 2nd May
  • Spring - Thursday 2nd June
  • Platinum Jubilee - Friday 3rd June
  • Summer - Monday 29th August

* The Hive will be open until 5pm on Monday 2nd May

 

Location
Events

Online Events

Virtual Coding Club

Join our monthly coding and computing club for 5 to 17 year olds. Explore coding for all levels from beginner to advanced. Use the following link to the Code Club Facebook page to join, which is updated every month with a new challenge: Virtual Coding & Computing Club - Worcestershire Libraries | Facebook

For more online events please visit the Worcestershire Libraries Eventbrite page

Summer Events and Activities

Thursday 4 August - Velocity Art

Come and use science to create a masterpiece 
2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Suitable for ages 5+
£1 per child

Friday 12 August - Raging Lego Volcanoes 

What's better than lego? Lego with a BANG!
10:30 - 11:30 am 
Suitable for ages 5+
£1 per child

Tuesday 16 August - Funky Fossils 

Come and join us in creating your very own fossils, what will you discover?
2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Suitable for ages 5+
£1 per child

Friday 26 August - Supertato

Create your own Supertato and compete against other heroes to see who is the Superior Spud 
10:30 - 11:30 am 
Suitable for ages 5+
£1 per child

Thursday 1 September - Revolting and Delumptious Roald Dahl 

Explore the giganticus world of Roald Dahl with a STEM twist 
2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Suitable for ages 5+
£1 per child

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Booking can be done in the library or by calling The Hub - 01905 822722

Reader Groups

Readers' Groups

Thursday

Alvechurch Readers' Group. Meet with your fellow members and discuss this month's book in a relaxed group. Meets on the last Thursday of the month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Booking is required in person or by phone: 01905 822722.

A Digital Readers' group is now available to join online. See our digital events and activities listings via the Digital Library Hub

Children's Activities

Children's Activities

Monday

Baby, Bounce and Rhyme for under 5's. Come and join in our very popular and lively singing session. Every Monday from 10:00am - 10:30am.

Chatterbooks for ages 7-12. Fun activities based around reading and books. Meets monthly from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Please contact the library for details of session.

Tuesday

Storytime for under 5's. Come and listen to tall tales and silly stories. Every Tuesday from 11.00am to 11:30am.

Thursday

Chldren's Sewing and Knitting Class for ages 8+. Children will learn a wide variety of different techniques including hand sewing, machine sewing, knitting, felting and applique. Every Thursday from 3:20pm to 4:30pm. Booking is required. Cost is £5 per session and all materials are provided.

Friday

Lego Club for children aged 4+ years.  Every Friday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Enjoy our Lego challenges, have fun and fire-up the power of your imagination.  £1 per child.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Limited places, booking essential.

Saturday

Chess Club. Come and learn to play chess or have a game with a friendly member or coach to practise and improve your skills. Meets every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Booking required in person or by phone: 01905 822722. All are welcome.

 

Adult Activities

Adult Activities

Monday

Crafty Ladies. An informal and self-running group that uses shared library space for knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, etc. Meets every Monday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. All are welcome.

Friday

Green Shoots & Tips. Are you a keen gardener? Would you like to spend time with like-minded people in the comfort of your local library? The perfect opportunity to support each other, make new friends and learn new gardening tricks!  Meets the 4th Friday of every month from 11:00am to 12:00pm. All are welcome.

Jigsaws available to borrow, for free, during library opening hours.

Adult Learning Courses

Rooms for hire
Facilities
  • Library Service at Home
  • DVD hire from £1.40 per weeks' loan
  • Wi-Fi
  • Exhibition facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Internet public access terminals
  • Printing (A4) b&w (15p per side), and colour (50p per side)
  • Access for wheelchairs
  • Self Issue Terminal
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • USB Memory Sticks available to buy
  • Earphones available to buy