Help Smithfield Library Win $5,000 in National Contest

Smithfield Library is in the running to win $5,000 in the "Read! Build! Play!" project, sponsored by LEGO and DUPLO. If Smithfield wins, the money will be used to upgrade its children's department. Please go to and vote for Smithfield. The deadline to vote is October 1.

Voting is easy. Click on Alabama for the state, Birmingham for the city, and Smithfield Branch for the branch.

You will see other Birmingham libraries on the website. But all Birmingham branches are supporting Smithfield. When you visit the contest website, be sure to just vote for Smithfield.

Library assistant Reba Williams discovered the contest just a few weeks ago and decided to enter. She saw the contest as a way to help the library and the community. The money will help buy needed materials for the department. The branch started out in last place at No. 200 in the contest. But with the community's help, the library is inching toward the top, Williams said. People can vote up to three times a day.

Your vote could help Smithfield win. Vote today.

Chanda Temple
Public Relations Department
Central Library