Thursday, February 02, 2012

BPL Receives “Community Education Organization of the Year” Award from the Metro Birmingham Branch of the NAACP

BPL staff at NAACP Award ceremony
On January 21, 2012, the NAACP chose BPL as its “Community Education Organization of the Year.” The library is humbled by this marvelous honor. With branches in all corners of the city, the Birmingham Public Library strives to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment.

In addition to this honor, Livability.com has chosen the Birmingham Public Library as one of the “Top 10 Libraries for Children.” According to their website, the staff of Livability “has spent more than 20 years finding the good stuff in small to mid-sized communities across America.” The group chose BPL for all the great programs the library provides the city’s youth, such as 1-2-3 Play with Me, WORD UP!, Ghoul’s Ball, and the library’s popular Summer Reading program featuring NFL wide-receiver Jerricho Cotchery.

For 125 years, the library has served as a community education and youth resource center. With your help, we can continue. You can join us in our mission http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifto educate and enlighten all ages of the Birmingham community. You have an opportunity to affect two million visitors a year by donating to the Birmingham Public Library.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us offer current technology and creative programs at all 18 library locations. Also, your gifts will help us keep the shelves stocked with books and media.

Anyone may donate in person, online or through the mail at 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, 35203. Please make checks payable to “BPL Campaign.”

For additional information, please click here or contact Development Assistant Hunter Murphy at 226-3761.

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