Lichfield Library becomes the 93rd Place of welcome supported by TCT

The newly relocated Lichfield Library at the Guild of St Mary's Centre in the Market Square is now offering an extra special welcome to all visitors including free refreshments, friendly volunteers and lively chat every Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm.

The Library has recently joined the national Places of Welcome network which is made up of small community organisations providing an unconditional welcome and hospitality to local people for at least a few hours each week. The Library launched the new service on Tuesday 11th June 2019 and was pleased to meet and greet visitors young and old.

It is the fifth library in Staffordshire to become a Place of Welcome with more in the pipeline.

Lichfield Library Launch 2 CONSENT GIVEN

The national Places of Welcome movement is spreading across the Midlands and other parts of the country with over 350 venues taking part, including fourteen across Lichfield District. Places of Welcome are run by local groups who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation.

A full list of the times and locations of Places of Welcome can be found at

More information from Helen Titterton tel 07539 031 410

"We are really excited that Lichfield Library has joined the Places of Welcome network and is helping to promote Lichfield as a friendly and caring place to live. Libraries are already regarded as safe and inviting places for everybody in the community and by becoming Places of Welcome we want to build our role as a real asset within the community. The whole concept of getting a friendly welcome and the chance to enjoy a cuppa while meeting with others is one that is making a positive difference”.

Cllr Gill Heath - Cabinet Member for Communities