Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, May 23, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
Registration for 2016 Birmingham Public Library Summer Reading programs under way now
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has a summer of fun planned with activities, programs, and prizes for children, teens, and adults at its 19 locations throughout the city. The 2016 Summer Reading schedule has over 500 programs and activities for youth, teens and adults at 19 library locations across Birmingham.
Last summer, 18,418 BPL patrons attended 558 programs at 19 library locations and read more than 52,000 books. 
Registration is under way now, with forms available in any of the 19 BPL locations and online at  If you don’t have time to visit a BPL location, click on the link below to register online, log your books, and view the event calendar:
Have a teenager who loves to play video games? Ever wondered what goes into designing them?  Then register your teen for Get in the Game with Virtual Reality, a workshop in which UAB’s ET (Enabling Technologies Laboratory) will provide an awesome interactive presentation and discussion for teens regarding virtual reality complete with giant screens
Want to have fun exploring chemical reactions, such as mixing diet Coke with Mentos candy? Then your teen would love Get in the Chemistry Game, a workshop where they explore activities that show chemistry can be cool.  
Does your child like animals? They would love Scales, Tails, and More!, a workshop in which Alabama 4-H will introduce them to kid-friendly critters. Other activities will activities allowing library patrons to see sports artifacts from Birmingham’s new Negro Southern League Baseball museum and exercise classes.
Even adults can get into the fun, with a summer full of activities including Coloring for Adults, poetry workshops, knitting lessons, learning the basics of Japanese paper folding, and tips from an artist on how to paint your own masterpiece.
Read the full listing of Summer Reading programs and activities broken down by children, teens and adults at the blog links below:
BPL Children Summer Reading programs blog link
 BPL Teen Summer Reading programs blog link
BPL Adult Summer reading programs blog link
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. 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 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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