Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, March 22, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Encourage student reading during Spring Break: Participate in the Birmingham Public Library Spring Reading Challenge
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Want to keep your kids reading skills up to date during next week’s spring break and earn some prizes at the same time? Then have them participate in the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s 2017 Spring Reading Challenge.
BPL began its reading challenge for children/teens in grades K-12 on March 15, and it continues through Wednesday, April 5, 2017. All participants who read at least one book are entered into a drawing for a prize gift pack, and those who read more books improve their chances of winning. Prizes will be awarded at each of BPL's 19 locations across the city of Birmingham.
Register online at the following link to get reading suggestions, log your books, and win virtual badges and awards: https://bpl.beanstack.org/reader365. 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:
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