Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alabama Power Donates iPads to BPL and Three Other Institutions

image of iPadAlabama Power is donating forty iPads to four charitable and educational institutions. The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), along with the Mobile Public Library, Montgomery City-County Library, and Children's Hospital, will each receive ten iPads to help with their education and literacy outreach efforts.

“The Birmingham Public Library is extremely excited to be the beneficiary of this donation from Alabama Power,” said Irene S. Blalock, library director. “The donation of these iPads provides a platform on which BPL can offer a new level of training and program opportunities to the communities we serve. In addition to using the technology to train our staff, we will also use the iPads to produce new programs for our teens and senior audiences.”

The donation of the iPads was announced during the “Playtime Extravaganza” carnival at Children’s Hospital, the closing event to four days of fun activities for the hospital's young patients. The Extravaganza was organized and funded with help from the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO). The APSO is an independent, nonprofit organization with ten chapters across the state. More than 4,000 APSO volunteers typically contribute more than 75,000 hours of community service each year.

To learn more about Alabama Power’s community initiatives or the Alabama Power Service Organization, visit www.alabamapower.com and click on “Community.”

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