You Are Invited to the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library's Annual Meeting

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It has been an exciting year for the Friends! Money received from sales in the bookstore and Friends membership fees have helped us to fund highly valued library programs and services for patrons.

The three largest projects sponsored by the Friends are: (1) the Beyond the Budget award, in which all BPL locations compete for funding for a much needed project; (2) the Local Authors’ Expo, a two-day venue in which self-published authors display and sell books; and (3) Staff Day, for which the Friends provide much of the funding for a guest speaker for BPL employees.

The Friends are happy to announce the first celebration of National Friends of Libraries week, which will occur October 18–24. We invite you to join us!

We’re doubly excited and happy to welcome our new Library Director, Renee Blalock, a strong supporter and advocate of the Friends. Finally, we are excited to have Ms. Priscilla Hancock-Cooper as our guest speaker for the Friends annual meeting. Ms. Hancock-Cooper is a poet, storyteller, and author. We hope you’ll join us November 12.

The Friends of the Birmingham Public Library is a non-profit advocacy group whose mission is to promote the library. Please join us by becoming a Friend!

For more information, call 226-3600, or visit us at, where soon you you may sign up to become a Friend electronically.

What: The Annual Meeting of the Friends
Where: Central Library, East Bldg., 4th floor, Boardroom
When: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m.