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Contact:  Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library                   
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)

Five Birmingham Public Libraries Will Offer Winter Hours, Starting November 4, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA ­(October 30, 2013) – Five Birmingham Public Library locations will have winter hours, starting Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The five neighborhood branches will continue to offer programs and services. The only change will be that they will open an hour earlier and close an hour earlier.  

Libraries in Ensley, North Avondale, Powderly, Woodlawn and Wylam currently open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on every day except Wednesday and the weekends. Starting Nov. 4, these five neighborhood libraries will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. The five locations will continue to be closed from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch, be closed on Wednesdays until 1 p.m., and be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The winter hours will end on Feb. 28, 2014.

All other BPL locations will maintain regular hours.

Staff from the Inglenook Branch Library, which is currently closed for renovations, will continue to provide library services from the Inglenook Recreation Center, 4016 37th Ave. North from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

All five neighborhood locations are closed on Wednesday mornings in order for staff to handle various duties, perform community outreach activities, participate in training and attend system-related meetings.

Note: All Birmingham library locations will be closed for Veterans Day on Nov. 10 and 11.
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