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Library celebrates its centenary
Staff from a Birmingham library are dressing up in Edwardian costumes to mark its centenary.

Northfield Library opened in 1906 on land donated by the Cadbury family and with money from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

In 1914 it sustained considerable damage after being deliberately set on fire, but it was rebuilt later that year by the Free Libraries Committee.

The library has since doubled in size although its facade remains the same.

Visitors will be able to take part in several events to mark the anniversary.

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