Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, March 1, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Birmingham Public Library celebrating Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—If you drop by one of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s 19 locations on Thursday, March 2, 2017, there is a good chance you will encounter a staff member dressed in Dr. Seuss gear. BPL is joining thousands of libraries, schools, and community centers across the country participating in Read Across America Day, a nationwide celebration that takes place annually on March 2 – the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
 Read more about Read Across America Day at the following link:
BPL staffers such as storytellers Candice Hardy of Five Points West Regional Library and Myra Gentry of North Birmingham Regional Library have already gotten into the spirit, dressing up as famous Dr. Seuss’ characters while entertaining young library patrons by reading such classics as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”
Below is a listing some of BPL’s Read Across America and Dr. Seuss events taking place on Thursday-Friday, March 2-3. You can find more events on the BPL calendar at  
Smithfield Branch Library  
Thursday, March 2, 2017. 
10 a.m.
Jefferson County ARC visiting for a Dr. Seuss Party.
4 p.m.  
Dr. Seuss Party for youth 
Friday, March 3, 2017 
10 a.m.
Jefferson County ARC visiting for a Dr Seuss Party.
 North Birmingham Regional Library 
Thursday, March 2, 2015 
10:30 a.m.
Storytime Stew featuring Myra Gentry reading Dr. Seuss classics
Friday, March 3, 2017 
10 a.m.
North Birmingham Library Storyteller Myra Gentry will read Dr. Seuss books to kids at Ensley Head Start.
Wylam Library 
Friday, March 3, 2017 
10-11 a.m. Storyteller Fontaine Alison entertains Wylam youngsters with lively storytelling of Dr. Seuss’ classics
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at 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 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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