Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring into Summer Reading Today

Summer Reading Programs began on May 13 this year at all Birmingham Public Library locations allowing you to get a jump start on reading and library enjoyment. Reading, prize drawings, activities, programs and book discussions, even online, abound and are only just part of the excitement you can expect.

There is something for everyone and for all ages, as Library Summer Reading is no longer just for kids. Adults, as well as children and teens will have the opportunity to participate in programs, activities and reading ideas and suggestions suited just for them and the respective themes match up nicely as well.

Childrens - Dig into Reading

Teens - Beneath the Surface (including Steampunk mania at Central)

Adults - Birmingham’s Beat

Online participation is available, seamless and encouraged at http://www.bplonline.org/SummerReading.aspx.

The Birmingham Public Library’s website offers a portal into all things Summer Reading.

You can:
  • Register for the programs
  • Submit titles read for prize drawings
  • Learn about activities and programs
  • Book chat with others via Facebook
  • Tweet via Twitter

You can participate totally online if you like. In addition to the Summer Reading portal, there are numerous downloadable audiobooks and e-books available. Doing it all online may cost you the opportunity of attending on-site programs, expanding your title browsing, and interacting in person with our friendly staff and library users that are excited about the program and are full of reading suggestions. Many of our patrons opt for a hybrid of online and in person involvement. Either way you go, there is no way to go wrong.

So, what are you waiting for? Join today!

Children, dig deeper.

Teens, look beneath the surface.

Adults, dance to the beat. After all, the beat goes on.

The Birmingham Public Library is grateful for the generous support of the Alabama Power Foundation in funding our Summer Reading Programs.

Let’s all make the most of it and . . .


Submitted by David Blake
Fiction Department
Central Library

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