Monday, November 14, 2016

Save a Turkey, Feast on Books—Birmingham Public Library Hosting Online Book Feast Reading Challenge, November 14-28


What: Book Feast reading challenge for grades K-12
When: November 14-28, 2016
Where: Any Birmingham Public Library
Details: Register online at http://www.bplonline.org/programs/bookfeast

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for fun activities such as cooking, eating, shopping, watching football, and spending quality moments with friends and family. The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has a new program in place to help make sure that Birmingham city school children don’t leave out one of the most important and fun activities: reading.

BPL is encouraging students in grades K-12 to join its inaugural online Book Feast reading challenge. Once students register, they will have the opportunity to select their own avatar, set up the theme for their account, and read to earn virtual badges and awards.

Janine Langston, coordinator over youth programs for BPL, encourages participants to visit their favorite BPL location to check out books and receive an achievement code in order to earn a special badge. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a prize gift pack. Prizes will be awarded at each of the 19 BPL locations.

“If you are a teacher, this is a great way for your students to earn extra credit during the Thanksgiving holiday,” Langston said. “If you are a parent, it is a great way to slow down for some one-on-one time with your child. Enjoy reading a book together. Pass along the love of reading with friends and family.”

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