Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, July 28, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            

Birmingham Public Library, Rotaract Club, Birmingham City Schools partner in school supplies giveaway
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is partnering with the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and Birmingham City Schools to host a giveaway of school supplies as the 2016-17 school year kicks off.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 1,000 book bags filled with school supplies will be given away - 250 each at four Birmingham Public Library locations. Participating locations are:

•    North Birmingham Regional Library, 2501 31st Ave. North
•    Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road
•    Five Points West Regional Library, 4812 Ave. W
•    Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South

This is the ninth year the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, a young professionals civic club affiliated with the Rotary Club of Birmingham, has hosted the school supplies giveaway, said Marcus Carson, a member of its board. Carson, 31, is founder of Growing Kings, a nonprofit that mentors male students in the Birmingham City School System.

Carson said individuals and organizations wanting to support the give-away can do so by giving to the Rotaract Club of Birmingham Foundation on their website, The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is the largest Rotaract Club in the world.

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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