Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
Smithfield Library, Springville Road Regional Library offering after-school study help for Birmingham students
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —The Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s 19 locations are a haven for many students across the city who come in after school to wait on their parents. Two city libraries – Smithfield Branch and Springville Road Regional Library – have begun new programs designed to help students boost their grades and study skills.
Smithfield Library at #1 8th Avenue West is offering free homework tutoring help for elementary- to high school-age students on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The program, called “Power Hour: Making Minutes Count,” is being offered through Nov. 22 to students who register in advance at the Smithfield Library. See the full schedule at the link below:

The after-school tutoring service began last week, said Heather McWilliams, Smithfield Library branch manager. “This is more of a homework help session than a class. It's ongoing and it's every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30,” McWilliams said.
The Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road Library, has also started a new after-school program designed to help Birmingham area students improve their grades. The program, called “Study Skills and Listening Skills Classes,” will meet again on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 4:30 p.m. See details at the link below:

“Get the school year started the right way with education consultant Ursula Bradley. She will speak to students about essential study skills and listening skills.” To sign up, call Springville Road Library at (205) 226-4085.
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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