Castle Bromwich library introduces ‘Book Doctor’

Image by Jason Brackins

When was the last time you visited the library? Did you know that even if your local library doesn’t have the book you want you can still order it in?

Castle Bromwich library is the latest of  Solihull Council’s Libraries to take part in the Book Doctor scheme in a bid to get more people reading. The scheme aims to target people who haven’t read for a while or may be stuck on which book they should read next.

Book Doctor works by filling out an online form that analyses you reading interests, whether it is a short read or a large print book, the Book Doctor scheme aims to help a variety of book requests and needs.

But will it work with in the community? Local resident Jessica Hood says:

“When I’ve finished a book I’m often stuck as to which I should read next, so the scheme will really help with suggestions that suit my taste. Knowing that I can then borrow these books from my local library will save a lot of money.”

For more information about the scheme, please click here.

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Rare Plant Fair coming to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens/ Bill Dargue

The Rare Plant Fair will be paying a visit to the historic Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens this spring.

According to rareplantfair.co.uk “the impressive gardens of Castle Bromwich Hall grew, flourished and fell into decay.  Having been developed by two generations of the Bridgeman Family (the son and grandson of Charles II’s great lawyer, Sir Orlando Bridgeman) these walled, terraced gardens have always remained somewhat of a mystery, to the extent that even in the immediate area, their true origins and pedigree had been forgotten in the intervening centuries.”

Held on Sunday 1st May from 11am to 4pm, tickets are priced at £4.00 for adults and £1.00 for children.

According to rareplantfair.co.uk, it will include the following nurseries:

For more information contact Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens.

www.cbhgt.org.uk
0121 7494100

*Image by Bill Dargue.

*Quotes from the Rare Plant Fair.