|BPL Associate Director Angela Hall (far right) with prospective board members|
The Birmingham Public Library held its first Young Professionals social on Thursday, September 20. Prospective board members—young professionals ages 25-40 from throughout the Birmingham region—attended and enjoyed food by Mix Bakery and Café, drinks from Neighborhood Hops & Vine, and music by local jazz duo Collin Zuckerman and Tommy Bowen. But the evening had another purpose, which was to launch the library’s newest initiative: a young professionals board that will advocate for the library system, sponsor social events and fundraisers to benefit the library’s programs, and generate further interest in the library by active, talented young people from throughout the metro area.
BPL will continue to accept applications for the BPLYP board until September 30. Visit www.bplonline.org/yp to fill out an application or nominate someone you know. Applicants will be notified about their application status by October 15.
|(l to r) Carla Jean Whitley and Kelsey Bates|
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