Street Map of Birmingham Branch

Birmingham

203 Paine Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43605

Street Map of Birmingham Branch

Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Features

Computers
  • 12 public computers
  • 2 children's computers
  • Free Wi-Fi
Community Meeting Room
  • 100-person meeting room capacity/handicapped accessible
Self-services
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
Parking
  • 25 parking spots/3 additional handicapped accessible
  • 6 bicycle spots
Holiday Hours

Visit our holiday hours page for information on when we will be closed.

Welcome to Birmingham Branch!

Branch Manager

Julie McCann

Julie McCann

419.259.5210
Email Julie

Hungarian heritage. Youth gathering spot. Neighborhood place to be.

Walk into the Birmingham Branch Library and take a step back in time. This beautiful branch has a traditional library feel as well as beautiful Hungarian artwork. Although we are the smallest branch in the system, Birmingham has a large presence in our community. Weekly programs are offered for children and teens in areas such as STEM, karaoke, gaming, crafts, life skills and dance. We have two community meeting rooms, with GED classes available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We also partner with the Hungarian Club of Toledo to offer ethnic cooking classes and host a monthly book discussion for adults.

I was born and raised in East Toledo and graduated from Waite High School and Bowling Green State University. I began my library career as a clerk at Reynolds Corners Branch in 1992. Since I enjoyed reading with my four young children, I decided to attend library school at Wayne State University, graduating in 1996. After several years as a children’s librarian at various branches, I became Birmingham manager in 2007. This neighborhood has been very welcoming to me, and I enjoy learning about the cultural traditions and history of the Birmingham neighborhood.

I am involved in the East Toledo Club, the Birmingham Development Corporation and the Hungarian Club of Toledo. I’ve enjoyed participating in many East Toledo initiatives including the annual Memorial Day breakfast, Main Street cleanup and the holiday parade. I was very honored to receive the Friend of the Neighborhood Award at the Birmingham Ethnic Festival in 2016. In my free time, I enjoy biking, cooking, traveling, reading historical fiction and sharing books with my grandchildren.

Upcoming Programs

Homework Helper

Monday Oct. 21
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Do you want to improve your grades and be successful in school? Our Homework Helper is here through the end of May to help you with your school assignments.

Event Details for Homework Helper

Connecting Kids to Meals

Monday Oct. 21
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Visit the library for FREE after school snacks. All kids up to age 18 are eligible. Come for a snack-stay to read, learn and play!

Event Details for Connecting Kids to Meals

GED Classes with PENTA

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Earning the GED diploma will open doors to other Educational/Employment opportunities. Call 419-661-6182 TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Event Details for GED Classes with PENTA

Connecting Kids to Meals

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Visit the library for FREE after school snacks. All kids up to age 18 are eligible. Come for a snack-stay to read, learn and play!

Event Details for Connecting Kids to Meals

Zombie Marshmallows

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Bring your artistic and scary ideas to create a delicious Zombie Marshmallow you can eat!

Event Details for Zombie Marshmallows

Learn to Cook Hungarian Style

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

We'll make (and eat) a delicious Hungarian dish. Presented in partnership with the Hungarian Club of Toledo. Meet at the Hungarian Club, 224 Paine Avenue.

Event Details for Learn to Cook Hungarian Style

Birmingham Cultural Center

Our Birmingham Cultural Center is a collection of books and historical documents in English and Hungarian. The collection celebrates the rich Hungarian heritage of the neighborhood and includes historic photographs of life, artwork, clothing and dolls in authentic Hungarian costume.

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MEETING ROOM

All of our Library locations offer free public meeting rooms. These rooms are available for educational, instructional or civic programs when available.

To Reserve a Room: Call the location directly or reserve a room online. Reservations are complete once you receive a response from Library staff. Before booking a meeting room, please review our Meeting Room Policy.

The Library does not endorse the purposes, policies, products or claims of those who use its meeting rooms. Scheduled meetings may be superseded by Library-sponsored activities.

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History

Birmingham opened in 1920 in the East Side Community House before moving to its current location in 1930. In 2003, the facility received an expansion that nearly doubled its size, allowing it to host more programs for children than any other branch in Lucas County. Birmingham offers a special collection of materials related to Hungarian language and culture. Special features include stained glass panels and a mural reflecting the Hungarian heritage of the Birmingham community.

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