Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Readers are Leaders Children’s Book Club at Inglenook Library Tenth in BPL System

Inglenook Library Branch Manager Karnecia Williams talks to members of the
Readers Are Leaders Children's Book Club about the February book of the
month, The People Could Fly

As a parent and branch manager of Inglenook Branch Library, Karnecia Williams knows the importance of reading.

Seeing a need, Williams is launching a new book club for children as part of the library’s Black History Month programs. The Readers Are Leaders Children's Book Club hosted its first meeting at 3:30 p.m. on February 15 at the Inglenook Branch Library. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of each month.

Williams said youth who attend afterschool programs at the Inglenook Library are looking forward to joining the book club.

“I am excited that through the Readers are Leaders Children’s Book Club, we here at Inglenook Library will be able to share with young people the joy of reading,” Williams said. “I welcome parents and young people interested in this club to give me a call at 205-849-8739.”

If you are an avid reader and want to meet fellow book lovers, there are ten book clubs open to the public at library locations across the City of Birmingham. Here is a listing of clubs, meeting times, and contact persons at various Birmingham Public Library locations:

The Avondale Library Book Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., The book club began in October 2016. For more information, contact Rachel Lopez at 205-226-4000 or rjlopez@bham.lib.al.us.

The Ensley Library Reading Gems Book Club, founded in August 2016, meets every second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The group discusses both fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, contact Mary Merchant at 205-785-2625 or mmerchant@bham.lib.al.us.

The Inglenook Library Readers Are Leaders Children's Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. For information, call Inglenook Branch Manager Karnecia Williams at 205-849-8739.

The North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book Club meets the last Wednesday each month at 10:30 a.m. am (except in November & December). The group discusses both fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, contact Saundra Ross at 205-592-2082 or sross@bham.lib.al.us.

The North Avondale Children's Picture Book Club meets the second Wednesday each month at 3:30 p.m. It is comprised of school-age children. The first meeting was held in November 2015 and centered on The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. For more information, contact Saundra Ross at 205-592-2082 or sross@bham.lib.al.us.

The Powderly Library Maturing Minds Book Club meets the third Friday each month at 10:00 a.m. The group enjoys reading both fiction and nonfiction titles. For information, contact Loretta Bitten at 205-925-6178 or lbitten@bham.lib.al.us.

The Smithfield Library Adult Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The group discusses both fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, contact Reba Williams at 205-324-8428 or rwilliams@bham.lib.al.us.

The Springville Road Regional Branch Library Afterthoughts meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of selected nonfiction work. For titles, contact Kelly at kslaney@bham.lib.al.us or 205-226-4083.

The Springville Road Library Reading Roadies meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The club reads and discusses fiction titles chosen by the group and welcomes all adults, both young and old. For more information, contact Kelly Laney at 205-226-4083 or kslaney@bham.lib.al.us.

The Wylam Book Group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Popular fiction and nonfiction books are read and discussed. For more information, contact Connie Tolbert at ctolbert@bham.lib.al.us or 205-785-0349.

Visit the BPL event calendar for more information and to view upcoming meetings.

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