Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, March 15, 2017 
Media contact: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-⁠⁠3746 cell (205) 568-⁠⁠0067
Personal cell (205) 572-⁠1359
Spring Reading Challenge begins March 15, 2017 at the Birmingham Public Library 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-With area students preparing for Spring Break in metro Birmingham, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) wants to encourage the importance of reading to parents as well as young people. 

Beginning today, March 15, 2017, through April 5, 2017, BPL is hosting the Spring Reading Challenge for children/teens in grades K-12. All participants who read at least one book are entered into a drawing for a prize gift pack, but read more books for a better chance of winning. Prizes will be awarded at each of Birmingham Public Library's 19 locations.

Register online at the following link to get reading suggestions, log your books, and win virtual badges and awards: Visit any Birmingham Public Library location to check out books, or download them from BPL at Overdrive and Hoopla. 

This is the third reading challenge BPL has hosted over the past six months to encourage area students to read books. The first, Book Feast Reading Challenge, took place Nov. 14-28, 2016 and was designed to encourage kids to read during the Thanksgiving holiday break. From Dec. 12, 2016 through Jan. 22, 2017, students who read a certain number of library books as part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Out of This World @ Birmingham Public Library Reading Challenge earned a free ticket to the circus at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

Read more about BPL’s Spring Reading Challenge below:
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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