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For immediate release Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us                             
 
Readers are Leaders Children’s Book Club at Inglenook Library 10th in BPL System
 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - As a parent and branch manager of Inglenook Branch Library, Karnecia Williams knows the importance of reading. 
 
Seeing a need, Williams is launching a new book club for children as part of the library’s Black History Month programs. The Readers Are Leaders Children's Book Club will host its first meeting at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Inglenook Library, 4100 40th Terrance North. Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss the book that children voted on the month prior.
 
Williams said youth who attend afterschool programs at Inglenook Library are looking forward to joining the book club.
“I am excited that through the Readers are Leaders Children’s Book Club, we here at Inglenook Library will be able to share with young people the joy of reading,” Williams said. “I welcome parents and young people interested in this club to give me a call at 205-849-8739.”
 
If you are an avid reader and want to meet fellow book lovers, there are 10 book clubs open to the public at library locations across the City of Birmingham. Here is a listing of clubs, meeting times, and contact persons at various Birmingham Public Library locations:
 
AVONDALE REGIONAL LIBRARY
 
The Avondale Library Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., though the club won’t meet in January due to MLK Day. The book club began in October 2016. For more information, contact Rachel Lopez at 205-226-4000 or rjlopez@bham.lib.al.us.

ENSLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
 
The Ensley Library Reading Gems Book Club, founded in August 2016, meets every second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.  The group discusses both fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, contact Mary Merchant at 205-785-2625 or mmerchant@bham.lib.al.us.

INGLENOOK BRANCH LIBRARY
 
Readers Are Leaders Children's Book Club will host its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. as part of Inglenook Library’s Black History Month programs. Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss the book that children voted on the month prior. For information, call Inglenook Branch Manager Karnecia Williams at 205-849-8739.
 
NORTH AVONDALE BRANCH LIBRARY
 
The North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book Club meets the last Wednesday each month at 10:30am (except November & December). The group discusses both fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, contact Saundra Ross at 205-592-2082 or sross@bham.lib.al.us.

The Children's Picture Book Club meets the second Wednesday each month at 3:30 p.m. It is comprised of school-age children. The first meeting was held in November 2015 and centered on “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. For more information, contact Saundra Ross at 205-592-2082 or sross@bham.lib.al.us.

POWDERLY BRANCH LIBRARY
 
The Powderly Library Maturing Minds Book Club meets the third Friday each month at 10 a.m. The group enjoys reading both fiction and nonfiction titles. For information, contact Loretta Bitten at 205-925-6178 or lbitten@bham.lib.al.us.
 
SMITHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY
 
Smithfield Library Adult Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. The group discusses both fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, contact Reba Williams at 205-324-8428 or rwilliams@bham.lib.al.us.
 
SPRINGVILLE ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY
 
The Afterthoughts meet the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. for a discussion of selected nonfiction work. For titles, contact Kelly at kslaney@bham.lib.al.us or 205-226-4083.
 
The Reading Roadies meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The club reads and discusses fiction titles chosen by the group and welcomes all adults, both young and old. For more information, contact Kelly Laney at 205-226-4083 or kslaney@bham.lib.al.us.
 
WYLAM BRANCH LIBRARY 
 
Wylam Book Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Popular fiction and nonfiction books are read and discussed. For more information, contact Connie Tolbert at ctolbert@bham.lib.al.us or 205-785-0349.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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