Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Save a Turkey, Feast on Books—Birmingham Public Library hosting online Book Feast reading challenge
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for fun activities such as cooking, eating, shopping, watching football, and spending quality moments with friends and family. The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has a new program in place to help make sure Birmingham city school children don’t leave out one of the most important and fun activities—reading.
The Birmingham Public Library is encouraging students in grades K-12 to join its inaugural online Book Feast reading challenge. Once students register, they will have the opportunity to select their own avatar, set up the theme for their account, and read to earn virtual badges and awards.
Janine Langston, coordinator over youth programs for BPL, encourages participants to visit their favorite BPL location to check out books and receive an achievement code in order to earn a special badge. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a prize gift pack. Prizes will be awarded at each of the 19 BPL locations.
“If you are a teacher, this is a great way for your students to earn extra credit during the Thanksgiving holiday,” Langston said. “If you are a parent, it is a great way to slow down for some one-on-one time with your child. Enjoy reading a book together. Pass along the love of reading with friends and family.”
To register for BPL’s Book Feast reading challenge, go the link below: 
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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