Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, June 21, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
Avondale Branch Library hosting free puppet show as part of BPL Summer Reading on June 28
On Your Mark, Get Set, Fables features Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - If your kid loves puppets, mark your calendar to visit the Avondale Regional Library on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. for “On the Mark, Get Set… Fables. The Birmingham Public Library Summer Reading program featuring Lee Bryan, better known as That Puppet Guy.  The library is located at 509 40th St. South in Birmingham.
It will be another exciting day at the races as Bryan leads kids through a night of Aesop’s fantastic fables, as “The Tortoise and the Hare” weaves through the tales of “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”
“It will be a great family event, fun for all,” Bryan said in a phone interview.
Celebrating 20 years in business, Lee Bryan “That Puppet Guy” puts on shows for schools and libraries across the southeast. His solo performances are often featured in the internationally acclaimed The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. 
See a video link to Lee Bryan – That Puppet Guy at the following link:  You can find out more about his Aesop’s fables show at this link:
Last summer, 18,418 BPL patrons attended 558 programs and read more than 52,000 books.  The program is made possible by several sponsors including a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation. You can view the entire event calendar at the link below:
Time is running out to register for free tickets to “Score Big With the Cotchery Foundation, a free Summer Reading teen tailgate party taking place at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, June 24 at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place downtown. The event will be hosted by Jerricho Cotchery, a Birmingham native and veteran NFL  receiver.  Get ticket information in any BPL branch or online at
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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