Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Friends Donation to Center Point Elementary School
(Top photo from left:Pastor Allen Davis & Katie Williams)
(Bottom photo from left:Vincent Solfronk & Pastor Allen Davis)
The Friends of BPL is a nonprofit organization which provides for various special needs of the library through community-based efforts. Sometimes, we are also able to help the greater Birmingham community.
Recently, the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library became involved in an important effort to help children in areas impacted by the recent tornadoes. Tragically, Center Point Elementary School was destroyed during one of the tornadoes. Pastor Allen Davis of East Gardendale Baptist Church contacted Central Library’s Youth Department and asked if the library would be able to donate books to Center Point Elementary. Katie Williams, Central Library’s Teen Librarian, spoke with the Friends to organize such an effort and began going through donations and choosing appropriate books. The Friends approved and arranged the donation. The Friends and Youth Department facilitated the pickup of the books and gathered 10 boxes of children’s books. Pastor Davis himself came and picked up the books to take to the school.
We received a thank you letter from Pastor Davis on behalf of the members of East Gardendale Baptist Church. He stated that “Because of your generosity, the lives of these children are greatly enriched.” We were very happy to be part of such an effort with the knowledge that the children of Center Point will benefit from this donation.