You can get ANY book about animals or flying things

BPL is fortunate to have some of the cutest kids on the planet who love and use the library. Hear what one of our youngest patrons, Grey, says about the library (and notice him proudly holding that library card).

Because the Library is important to so many kids like Grey, the BPL Foundation has a goal of raising $50,000 before January 1, 2014. Your donations will be used solely for the purpose of acquiring library materials. Specifically, your gift will allow BPL to do the following:

  • Purchase current and sought-after books and ebooks in all genres 
  • Purchase magazines, journals, and newspapers for both research and enjoyment
  • Purchase databases like, Reference USA and Morningstar 

Your generosity will touch 1.7 million visitors per year who visit 19 library locations spanning the city. BPL serves more people than any other cultural institution in Birmingham.

Your gift puts books and other reading materials into the hands of the citizens of Birmingham—whether they walk in our doors, download a book, or visit a database online.

Your support allows people to start businesses, trace their family’s history, and learn a new language (or two!)

Click here to help us spark imagination, empower individuals, & build a better Birmingham.

Benefits of Giving

Name on donor page, website, and in annual report; invitations to library events.

Scholars ($100-$249)
The above plus first option to buy a discounted book at BPL's author book signings.

Bibliophiles ($250-$499)
The above plus free signed copy of A Woman of the Town: Louise Wooster, Birmingham's Magdalen by James L. Baggett.

Authors ($500-$999)
The above plus an invitation for two to our annual donor reception in the beautiful Linn Henley Research Library.

Professors ($1,000-$2,499)
The above plus four tickets to Birmingham Noir, a walking tour of historic downtown Birmingham, and a limited edition print by a local artist John DeMotte. 

You may also contribute by visiting a Birmingham Public Library location or by making checks payable to:

Birmingham Public Library Annual Campaign
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203

For more information, please visit

We would LOVE to have your video testimonials on why you love the library. Please send us your videos to the following address:

Thank you for your support!!!