Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Library Champion: Silvertron Café Owner Honored for Supporting Avondale Library

Marco Morosini of Silvertron Café 

Since Marco Morosini bought Silvertron Café nine years ago, he has seen first-hand the many contributions the Avondale Regional Branch Library has made in the community.

Morosini said he has been impressed with the phenomenal job the Avondale Library has done in providing family-friendly programs and educational services for the surrounding neighborhoods. That has encouraged him to be involved in their programs. From giving free meals to volunteering at some of its programs, Morosini has been available anytime he is needed, said Carla Perkins, manager of the Children’s Department at the Avondale Library.

In a show of appreciation, Perkins said, Avondale Library named Morosini its 2016 Library Champion at the Jefferson County Public Library Association's (JCPLA) annual holiday luncheon, recently held at the Florentine Building in downtown Birmingham. The awards are presented annually by the JCPLA to recognize individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to libraries and/or librarianship in Jefferson County.

Morosini said the communities of Forest Park and Avondale wouldn’t be the same without the Avondale Library. “I think it would be a disconnected community. That is why I support them.”

“One of the jobs of the libraries, not just Avondale but throughout the city, is to help give kids a safe place to play while learning, have fun, and, more importantly, stay off the streets,” Morosini added. “On Tuesdays when they have family nights at Avondale Library, it is packed, and makes me more wanting to support the community by supporting the library at the same time.”

To read more about Morosini and the other 10 recipients of 2016 Library Champion Awards, go to http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/12/jefferson-county-public-library.html.

See a BPL YouTube video on why Morosini of Silvertron Café supports Avondale Library below: https://youtu.be/kb7UIJp_meI.

For more information about Silvertron Café, go to www.silvertroncafe.us or call 205-591-3707. The restaurant, open daily, is located at 3813 Clairmont Ave. in Birmingham.

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