Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, Aug. 5, 2020
Media Release Friday, July 31, 2020
Contact: 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

Media interested in coming to see the East Lake Tiny Garden or interviewing us about this project should contact Roy L. Williams, BPL Public Relations Director, at 205-572-1359.
East Lake Branch Library Plants Tiny Garden Project 
Birmingham, Ala. - As the Birmingham Public Library joins libraries across the country adapting to new and creative ways to serve patrons and communicate virtually with the public, staffers from the East Lake Branch came up with an idea to combine a hobby with fun.  
The East Lake Branch Library Tiny Garden Project was born. According to Library Assistant III Wanda McGinnis, the East Lake garden idea began in two windows in the library foyer that would be used during summer programming. 
The original idea was to start plants and flowers from seedlings and give them to young patrons participating in 2020 Summer Learning programs. That plan was scratched due to virtual programming and no contact servicing enacted for safety reasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 
“We decided to offer the patrons the concept/idea of planting their own garden and allowing them to take the journey with us as our garden grew,” McGinnis said. “The idea was if we can grow a garden, you can too.” 
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