Press Release - Detail

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
CONTACT: Mia Rutledge
Public Relations Clerk
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3604

2011 Children’s Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) 2011 Summer Reading program is in full swing at all 18 BPL locations. Please sign up for the remainder of this summer’s offerings at any branch. BPL’s commitment to outstanding summer reading experiences for children, teens, and adults is reflected in the many and varied offerings for all ages and interests. This summer’s line-up surpasses the highly attended programming offered last year in which more than 6,300 patrons participated, more than 42,700 books were read, and 440 special events were offered with a combined attendance of more than 18,500 children, teens, and adults. Sign up any time at any BPL location to take part in our free and fantastic Summer Reading program.

The Birmingham Public Library is proud to offer the following events for the month of July, designed specifically for our younger patrons. Please check with your local BPL branch or at for more information.

Carl Winters, The Kalimba Man
Winters performs his repertoire of gospel, jazz, and blues songs on the African thumb piano.
Powderly, Monday, July 11, 10:00 a.m.
Smithfield, Wednesday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.

Cinder Who? Heard of Ascheputtle or Lon po po?
West End, July 14, 11 a.m.

Dance World
Umdabu dancers perform.
Avondale, Tuesday, July 5

Dog Gone Fun
BPL@Night presents professional dog trainer Gary Shockley, his canine dare-dogs, will be flying high. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Advance registration.
Tuesday, July 12
6:30 p.m.

I've Been Framed: Retelling of The Three Little Pigs with crafts.
West End, July 21, 11:00 a.m.

One World, Lots of Magic
Magic Man Larry Moore performs magic tricks.
Wylam, Tuesday, July 5, 10:00 a.m.
North Birmingham, Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.
Five Points West, Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m.

One World, Many Animals
Raptors and reptiles from the Coosa River Science School and Alabama 4-H Center.
Inglenook, Friday, July 1, 9:30 a.m.
Springville Road, Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 a.m.
West End, Thursday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.
Eastwood, Friday, July 8, 10:45 a.m.
East Lake, Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.
Five Points West, Wednesday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.
Ensley, Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 p.m.
Five Points West, Thursday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.
Southside, Friday, July 15, 9:30 a.m.
Wylam, Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.
Smithfield, Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m.

Ronald McDonald is coming to a Library Near You!
Ronald McDonald stops by for a visit.
Smithfield, Wednesday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.

The World of Jazz
Members of the Jazz Hall of Fame perform.
East Lake, Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.
Avondale, Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.
Woodlawn, Thursday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.
Wylam, Thursday, July 21, 10:00 a.m.


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