For immediate release Thursday, April 14, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Al.com donates 240 books to Birmingham Public Library as part of National Library Week
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Al.com, Alabama’s leading news website, donated 240 books to the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) in celebration of National Library Week. The donation includes 20 copies of 12 different titles, including “Birmingham's Best Bites,” a best-selling food book that is donating $2 off of each sale to the Birmingham Public Library.
Ed Fields, director of Ed Fields of Events & Community Engagement, made the donation live on Fox 6’s Good Day Alabama to BPL Director Angela Fisher Hall today, April 14, 2016.
Hall said the Birmingham Public Library is appreciative of the book donation, adding they will play an important role in helping serve patrons of BPL’s 19 locations across Birmingham.
“This is a continuation of the great partnership the Birmingham Public Library has had with AL.com over the past two years through their printing of “Birmingham's Best Bites,” Hall said. “We want the public to know that for every purchase of this book, $2 from the sale goes back directly to the Birmingham Public Library to help us provide services for the public.”
“Birmingham Best Bites” is available in book stores across Alabama, including the Friends Book Store inside the Central Library, 2100 Park Place downtown. Fields said Al.com is proud to partner with BPL.
“Education and literacy are incredibly important to AL.com and our publishing partner, Advanced Central Services who facilitated this gift of more than $5,000 in high quality, Alabama-proud publications,” Fields said. “We encourage everyone to visit the Birmingham Public Library's new easy-to-access bookstore to purchase any of our 12 titles for summer reading. In fact, AL.com will donate $2 cash for every Birmingham’s Best Bites book sold to the Birmingham Public Library.”
Birmingham Public Library Book Donation by Al.com April 14, 2016 - 20 copies of each title
“Birmingham's Best Bites” by Marti Duncan and Chanda Temple
“1963: How The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Changed America and the World” by Barnett Wright
“Alabama Barbeque- Delicious Road Trips” by Annette Thompson
“The Ultimate Guide to Alabama Fishing” by Mike Bolton
“Alabama Road Trips: 52 Great Getaways ” Foreward by Rick Bragg
“Alabama Food – Classic Dishes, Restaurants and Chefs” Foreward by “Sister” Schubert
“4.27.11 - Day of Devastation- Photos & Stories of Alabama’s Deadly Tornado Outbreak”
“Historic Alabama – A Comprehensive Guide to the State’s Unique Southern Heritage” by Pam Jones
“Outdoor Alabama – A Comprehensive Guide to Fun and Adventure in Alabama the Beautiful” by Donna Cornelius
“Alabama Sports – A Comprehensive Guide to Sports in Alabama” by Steve Dupont
“Alabama Arts” by Karyn Zweifel
“Green Power- The Successful Way of A.G. Gaston”
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