The Bookworms Day Care building was previously Blackheath Library until it was moved to the current location in Blackheath High Street. The library stood empty for a few years until Heidi (Bookworms director) purchased it and turned it into the nursery it is today. The building was built in 1903 as a library for the residents of Blackheath and Rowley Regis.
Andrew Carneige gifted money to the people of the area in order to build the library he was a famous industrialist from USA.
For over a hundred years the Library provided a place to learn and discover until more recently a new multi million pound library on the high street opened. We aim to convert the library in to a nursery for future generations of Rowley children to continue to learn and read fulfilling the original vision of Andrew Carnegie.
It is our aim that over the coming years that we will continue to renovate the building to its former glory. Sadly since it closed it has fallen in to a bad state of repair with thieves having stolen all of the lead from the roof and some of the ceilings having fallen in. We have now completed repairs to the roof and are tackling the inside of the property doing our utmost to preserve the integrity and original features of the building.
I hope the local community will embrace the new nursery and enable us to continue the work over the coming years.
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