Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Birmingham Public Library accepting donations during #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is accepting donations as part of the #GivingTuesday campaign.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Donations help BPL’s 19 locations to serve nearly 1.5 million people a year throughout Birmingham, granting them access to information, programs and resources at no cost.
Learn more about how to give to BPL on #GivingTuesday at http://www.bplonline.org/foundation/givingtuesday.aspx
BPL has been educating the public for over 129 years, as noted in a national spotlight feature in The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2016/11/treasures-of-the-birmingham-alabama-public-library/506978/
The Robotics Marathon, held recently at Central Library as part of Teens Engineer Birmingham, is among many free activities held in BPL’s 19 libraries daily. The afterschool program teaches engineering skills to dozens of teens weekly at Southside, Woodlawn and Central libraries (http://www.bplonline.org/about/press/Default.aspx?id=954
Because of the generous contributions of people like you, BPL can continue its mission of enriching the lives of Birmingham citizens like Calvester Sanders and the teen engineer participants featured below:
UAB engineering student teaches teens in afterschool program http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/11/giving-back-at-birmingham-public.html
Redmont Hotel employee attends free computer classes at BPL