Press Release - Detail
For release Wednesday, November 24, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

2010 BPL Campaign’s Second Phase: “Give the Gift of Reading”

With the budget drastically cut, the Birmingham Public Library launched the 2010 Campaign in order to raise money for library materials. In its first three months, the generous citizens of Birmingham have donated over $20,000 to the library.

For the next phase of the campaign, the library is encouraging everyone to “Give the Gift of Reading.” The library is providing a unique way for residents to satisfy their holiday gift-giving. By making a minimum $20 donation in honor of each gift recipient, the Birmingham Public Library will purchase new materials for the community.

For each donation, the library will send the gift recipient a card explaining that library materials were purchased in that person’s honor. In addition, BPL will send each gift recipient a 2010 edition of Season’s Readings, the library’s award-winning publication of book reviews written by staff members.

Those interested in this opportunity to “Give the Gift of Reading,” may visit one of the 19 BPL locations for the form or donate online at

All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly toward buying books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and eBooks.

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