Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, Nov.16, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
 Birmingham Public Library celebrates Thanksgiving 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) System’s  19 locations will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Thursday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 27. 2016. All BPL locations will reopen during regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 28.
There are plenty of opportunities for patrons to celebrate the holiday at various BPL locations over the next week. See list below and on the BPL calendar at
  • Thanksgiving Family Craft Night, Monday, Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Central Library, Teen Zone, 2nd Floor 
Come create festive decorations for family Thanksgiving celebrations. Join for this fun-filled event that includes crafts, music, and refreshments.
  • Thanksgiving EATable Creations for Kids: Sweet Turkeys!, North Birmingham Regional Library children’s area, Tuesday, November 23, 12 p.m.
Children are invited to make “eatable turkeys for Thanksgiving decorating and eating”
  • Thanksgiving basket give-a-way contest winner to be announced Nov. 22 at Smithfield Branch Library 
This November, everyone who visits the Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Avenue West, and checks out books will be eligible to enter its Thanksgiving basket giveaway. The library will be drawing the grand prize winner on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. See details at 
  • Active Living for Seniors Thanksgiving Craft, Five Points West Regional Library, Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. 
  • ·Save a Turkey, Feast on Books—Birmingham Public Library Hosting Online Book Feast Reading Challenge, November 14-28
BPL has a new program in place to help make sure that Birmingham city school children don’t leave out one of the most important and fun activities: reading. BPL is partnering with Birmingham City Schools, 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. Register 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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