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Contact:  Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library                   
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)
E-mail: ctemple@bham.lib.al.us

Birmingham Public Library’s Early Learning Program Targets Newborns, Toddlers and Parents

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA ­–   An early learning program that helps build a child’s social and early literacy skills through toys, books and art activities will be held at five Birmingham Public Library locations this fall. The 1-2-3 Play With Me program is for newborns to 3 years old and their parents or caregivers. One-on-one time is used to help strengthen the bond between the child and adult. A different guest expert attends each week to answer parenting questions such as what types of foods to feed children at a certain age, what’s a good age children for to start learning the alphabet and what’s the best way to teach a toddler about sharing.

Each session ends with the child taking home an early learning literacy kit to expand on the book that was explored that day. A Community Project Grant from the Junior League of Birmingham helps fund the program, which is offered in the fall and spring. The event is free.

The fall program is available at:  
Five Points West Library, 4812 Avenue West, Now through Oct. 8, Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Avondale Branch, 509 South 40th St., Now through Oct.9, Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Central Library, 2100 Park Place, Oct. 15 – Nov. 12, Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Springville Road Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, Oct. 10 – Nov. 14, Every Thursday at 10 a.m.
North Birmingham Library, 2501 31st Ave. North, Oct. 16 – Nov. 13, Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 226-4018 or the host library.
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