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PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Thursday, March 21, 2013
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall, Associate Director                                              
Birmingham Public Library                                
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                         
It’s A Downloadable World
Checking Out the Library’s e-Books and Audiobooks
Birmingham, Alabama—The increased use of electronic books (e-books) and the devices used to play them has a number of library visitors anxious to get on board but not exactly certain how to make that leap onto the platform!  Potential users are often faced with a myriad of concerns ranging from how to get started, to getting the e-book onto the e-reader.  For many potential users, this is still uncharted territory that many do not want to face alone.
In April, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host a 90-minute class designed to move folks in the right direction.  The library offers thousands of free e-books and audiobooks for members to download and checkout.  This training will teach attendees how to checkout and download material from the library’s downloadable site to a computer and/or reading and listening device.  The Central library’s computer lab will be used for training and staff will be on hand to demonstrate popular devices.  Led by BPL librarian Karyn Davis, the training is scheduled to take place in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) on the Fourth Floor in the Linn Henley Research Library.  Several dates and times are available to select from.  They include:
Thursday             April 11                 2:00 p.m.
Thursday             April 18                 2:00 p.m.
Saturday             April 20               12:00 p.m.
Monday               April 22                 6:00 p.m.            
The classes are free and open to the public.  However, space is limited and reservations are required.  Please call (205) 226-3600 to reserve your space today.
The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment.  This system—with eighteen locations and serving the community for 126 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.  For additional information, visit the website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 
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