Press Release - Detail
For release Friday, October 20, 2010
CONTACT: Mia Rutledge
Public Relations Clerk
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3604

BPL Scavenger Hunts Connects Young Learners to the Dreamer and His Dream
Libraries Kickoff the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday With A Special Project

Birmingham, Alabama--Library visitors of all ages are invited to visit any location of the Birmingham Public Library from now through January 14 to participate in the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scavenger Hunt. Preschoolers are encouraged to locate each of the ten hidden game pieces while older visitors are encouraged to locate the hidden game piece and complete the fill-in-the-blank activity. This year Eileen Spinelli's poem, "Martin Luther King Jr." is featured. When the hunt is completed, each seeker will have a copy of the poem to keep.

Participants who successfully complete the scavenger hunt may enter their names into a drawing for a free book about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each Birmingham Public Library will draw three winners. The give-way books are Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier, Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson and Bryan Collier and Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope by Alice Fleming.

For additional information on the scavenger hunt, please call the Central Library’s Youth Department at (205) 226-3651.
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