Press Release - Detail
Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Work No.: (205) 226-3746
Cell No. : (205) 572-1359
a: 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

BPL  receives $5,000 Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham COVID-19 Grant
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is pleased to announce we are the recipients of a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to help our metro area response to COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the Community Foundation suspended its regular grant process to dedicate those resources to focus on COVID-19 Emergency Response grants.
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The grant enabled BPL to expand its library digital collection to benefit Birmingham residents - particularly students, job seekers, and small business owners. This effort originated from discussions with the Birmingham City School System about ways to provide access to BPL’s digital resources so students can complete summer reading assignments.
As a result, BPL added 162 eBooks and audiobooks to its digital collection, all of which are available through the Overdrive application. These electronic books were ordered and immediately made available to Birmingham city students. The book titles are from the Birmingham City School’s Summer Reading lists, covering grades K-12. 
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