Friday, April 15, 2016

AL.com Donates 240 Books to Birmingham Public Library as Part of National Library Week

(left to right) Ed Fields of AL.com, BPL Director Angela Fisher Hall, BPL
Deputy Director Sandi Lee, and Fox 6 reporter Jeh Jeh Pruitt

AL.com, Alabama’s leading news website, donated 240 books to the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) in celebration of National Library Week. The donation includes 20 copies of 12 different titles, including Birmingham's Best Bites, a best-selling food book that is donating $2 from each sale to the Birmingham Public Library.

Ed Fields, director of Events & Community Engagement at Alabama Media Group, made the donation live on Fox 6’s Good Day Alabama to BPL Director Angela Fisher Hall on April 14, 2016. Hall said the Birmingham Public Library is appreciative of the book donation, adding that they will play an important role in helping serve patrons of BPL’s 19 locations across Birmingham.

“This is a continuation of the great partnership the Birmingham Public Library has had with AL.com over the past two years through their printing of Birmingham's Best Bites," Hall said. “We want the public to know that for every purchase of this book, $2 from the sale goes back directly to the Birmingham Public Library to help us provide services for the public.”

Birmingham Best Bites is available in book stores across Alabama, including the Friends Bookstore inside the Central Library. Fields said AL.com is proud to partner with BPL.

“Education and literacy are incredibly important to AL.com and our publishing partner, Advance Central Services, who facilitated this gift of more than $5,000 in high quality, Alabama-proud publications,” Fields said. “We encourage everyone to visit the Birmingham Public Library's new easy-to-access bookstore to purchase any of our 12 titles for summer reading. In fact, AL.com will donate $2 cash for every Birmingham’s Best Bites book sold by the Birmingham Public Library.”

Birmingham Public Library book donations by AL.com (20 copies of each title):
Birmingham's Best Bites by Marti Duncan and Chanda Temple
1963: How The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Changed America and the World by Barnett Wright
Alabama Barbeque: Delicious Road Trips by Annette Thompson
The Ultimate Guide to Alabama Fishing by Mike Bolton
Alabama Road Trips: 52 Great Getaways; foreward by Rick Bragg
Alabama Food: Classic Dishes, Restaurants and Chefs; foreward by “Sister” Schubert
4.27.11: Day of Devastation: Photos & Stories of Alabama’s Deadly Tornado Outbreak
Historic Alabama: A Comprehensive Guide to the State’s Unique Southern Heritage by Pam Jones
Outdoor Alabama: A Comprehensive Guide to Fun and Adventure in Alabama the Beautiful by Donna Cornelius
Alabama Sports: A Comprehensive Guide to Sports in Alabama by Steve Dupont
Alabama Arts by Karyn Zweifel
Green Power: The Successful Way of A.G. Gaston

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