Tucked away in the basement at The Core you’ll find the Home Library Service. Part of Solihull Council’s library services, and run by Gill Masefield and Ian Fellowes, it’s a free service delivering boxes of books to around 230 Solihull residents every 4 weeks.
Gill and Ian describe their jobs quite simply. “We choose books, we put them in a box and we deliver them to people.” But listening to them talk and hearing the reactions of the people they visit, you realise that Gill and Ian provide much more than that.
Gill is pictured second left with (from left to right) Anne Hastings, Chief Executive of Age UK Solihull and Jill Griffin and Kate Bunting from Solihull Council's Library Services.