Two months before the Library of Birmingham opens its doors to the public, I had the honour of sneaking inside for a preview of this brilliant £188.8 million building that stands bold in its bling on Broad Street.
To be honest, I had about 188.8 million thoughts that day as hard-hatted men dodged lost-looking librarians while I smelt the paint and newness and industry as I stood and saw my home city in ways I had never done before.
But I have had to contain myself and after careful thought have decided to focus, for now, on just four different aspects of this amazing palace-playground that is waiting for you to step inside:
- The Library of Birmingham: The people’s playground
- The Library of Birmingham: Opening what was closed
- The Library of Birmingham: Outside in
- The Library of Birmingham: A place for a snog
I am a Face of the Library of Birmingham and one of its Ambassadors.