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

Birmingham Book Group

Tuesday Aug. 20
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Enjoy a lively and enlightening discussion of a book. Copies of the book will be available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members always welcome.

Event Details for Birmingham Book Group

Tin Tile Wall Art

Thursday Sep. 5
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating Mexican Folk Art. Each participant can create one tin tile wall art piece and decorate a frame to display the tile.

Event Details for Tin Tile Wall Art

Slime

Thursday Sep. 12
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Every day is a great day for making slime. A wonderful pumpkin smell and cool fall colors make it even better!

Event Details for Slime

Watercolor Workshop

Monday Sep. 16
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keefe mastered watercolor painting - now it's your turn! Local artist Molly Miller leads this class where you'll create a watercolor painting.

Event Details for Watercolor Workshop

Birmingham Book Group

Tuesday Sep. 17
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Enjoy a lively and enlightening discussion of a book. Copies of the book will be available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members always welcome.

Event Details for Birmingham Book Group

Volcanoes

Thursday Sep. 19
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Learn a bit about volcanoes and then make your own working volcano.

Event Details for Volcanoes

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.

Reserve a Room

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 library 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 Reservation 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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