Yesterday, Friday 19 January, FOLIO volunteers helped install the pop-up art reference section, on loan from Sutton Library, in the Direct Art Action art gallery housed inside the former BHS site in the Gracechurch shopping centre.
Gav Lawley of Direct Art Action said, “Direct Art Action is delighted to work with the Sutton Coldfield library and FOLIO to open up a new space for an arts specific resource at the Direct Art Action Gallery in Sutton Coldfield,“ whilst Cllr Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council commented “This is a great example of innovation and creative thinking at a grassroots level, ensuring part of the Sutton Coldfield Library stock remains accessible during the closure. It is this enthusiasm and commitment by organisations and individuals locally that has laid the foundations for a much more sustainable library service in the future, and I would like to again thank everyone for their efforts.”
FOLIO Sutton Coldfield is delighted to be working with Direct Art Action and Sutton library staff to provide some continuity of service while the library is temporarily closed. We’re aslo really looking forward to our first joint story and play session for toddlers on Wednesday 24 January at 11.15, also in the Direct Art Action art gallery.