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

Take a Selfie and Share it on Social Media to Support World Literacy Day, September 8 

WHO: The Birmingham Public Library, Instagram Birmingham, The Literacy Council and REV Birmingham will celebrate World Literacy Day, Sept. 8, by encouraging people to take "selfies" in cool places to read in Birmingham.  

WHAT: World Literacy Day's aim is to highlight the importance of literacy. About 776 million adults lack minimum literacy skills, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Also, one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women. However, there are about 4 billion literate people in the world, according to UNESCO. 

WHEN: Monday, Sept.  8, 2014

WHERE TO POST PICS: People may take photos of themselves at the library, their favorite coffee shop, the park, etc. Then, they should share the images on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. People may also send images to so that the Literacy Council may share the images on social media.
HOW: When posting images, people should use the hashtags #coolplacestoreadbham and #literacyselfie. People are also encouraged to tag the following organizations:
  • Birmingham Public Library - Twitter: @bpl; Instagram: @bplpics and Facebook: Birmingham Public Library
  • Instagram Birmingham - Instagram and Twitter: #instagrambham
  • REV Birmingham - Twitter: @revbirmingham  Facebook: REV Birmingham
  • The Literacy Council – Facebook: literacycouncil; Twitter: @literacy_update; Instagram: theliteracycouncil 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Missy Burchart, The Literacy Council, 205-326-1925,
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