Monday, June 20, 2016

NFL Receiver Jerricho Cotchery to Host Teen Summer Reading Tailgate Party at Central Library, June 24


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is excited to host Score Big with the Cotchery Foundation, a summer reading tailgate party at the Central Library.

Jerricho Cotchery, a graduate of Phillips High School in Birmingham and veteran NFL receiver, has teamed up with BPL to host yet another amazing series of events promoting the 2016 BPL Summer Reading program. Qualified "Get In The Game, Read” participants will have the opportunity to attend a free teen tailgate party at the Central Library on Friday, June 24, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Teens can pick up free tickets in advance at any of Birmingham’s 19 library locations.

Cotchery, who turns 34 on June 16, will speak at the Five Points West Regional Branch Library at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24. Since being drafted into the NFL in 2004, Cotchery has played with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, and most recently with the Carolina Panthers, who appeared in the 2016 Super Bowl. His 200 career receptions and 15 games with 100-plus receiving yards broke two school records at North Carolina State previously held by NFL receiver Torry Holt.

Here is a link to BPL's summer reading events schedule that lists over 500 programs from free dance lessons to science camps and painting: http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-2016-programs-for-teens.html.

Last summer, 18,418 BPL patrons attended 558 programs and read more than 52,000 books.

Registration is under way now, with forms available in any of the 19 BPL locations and online at www.bplonline.org. You can view the entire event calendar at the link below:
http://www.bplonline.org/summerreading.aspx#Kids_Summer_Reading.

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