Summer Reading Programs began on May 13 this year at all Birmingham Public Library locations allowing you to get a jump start on reading and library enjoyment. Reading, prize drawings, activities, programs and book discussions, even online, abound and are only just part of the excitement you can expect.
There is something for everyone and for all ages, as Library Summer Reading is no longer just for kids. Adults, as well as children and teens will have the opportunity to participate in programs, activities and reading ideas and suggestions suited just for them and the respective themes match up nicely as well.
Childrens - Dig into Reading
Teens - Beneath the Surface (including Steampunk mania at Central)
Adults - Birmingham’s Beat
Online participation is available, seamless and encouraged at http://www.bplonline.org/SummerReading.aspx.
The Birmingham Public Library’s website offers a portal into all things Summer Reading.
- Register for the programs
- Submit titles read for prize drawings
- Learn about activities and programs
- Book chat with others via Facebook
- Tweet via Twitter
You can participate totally online if you like. In addition to the Summer Reading portal, there are numerous downloadable audiobooks and e-books available. Doing it all online may cost you the opportunity of attending on-site programs, expanding your title browsing, and interacting in person with our friendly staff and library users that are excited about the program and are full of reading suggestions. Many of our patrons opt for a hybrid of online and in person involvement. Either way you go, there is no way to go wrong.
So, what are you waiting for? Join today!
Children, dig deeper.
Teens, look beneath the surface.
Adults, dance to the beat. After all, the beat goes on.
The Birmingham Public Library is grateful for the generous support of the Alabama Power Foundation in funding our Summer Reading Programs.
Let’s all make the most of it and . . .
Submitted by David Blake
Tourism in the Southeast is often associated with Florida—a state that essentially defined the industry in America. Yet Alabama has a fascinating history of tourism all its own from restored and preserved historic destinations to campy tourist traps and outrageous roadside attractions. Join Birmingham author Tim Hollis, who has traveled from the Shoals to the coast and amassed an unrivaled knowledge of Alabama tourism, as he discusses his new book See Alabama First: The Story of Alabama Tourism. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. Wednesday, May 22, noon.
Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch Programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Central Library, Linn Henley Research Building, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor. For more information call 226-3604 or visit www.bplonline.org.