It's Time Once Again for Reading with Ringling Bros.!

Earn a free ticket to the circus!

Beginning December 16 through January 24, children ages 2-12 may visit their local Birmingham Public branch library to join the Reading with Ringling Bros. program and earn a FREE ticket to the circus! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be performing at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena this year from Thursday, January 22, through Sunday, January 26. Participating children who read five (5) books before the January 24 cutoff date can get a free ticket to see the Greatest Show on Earth!

Here's how it works: Speak with a librarian at your local Birmingham Public branch library to register each child (ages 2-12). Each child must read at least five (5) books to receive his or her redeemable ticket from the library. There is a required parent/guardian ticket purchase upon redemption of the child's card.  For every one (1) paid adult ticket, three (3) free kids' tickets can be redeemed.  See the front and back of the redemption card for more information.  Children under 2 receive free admission to the circus.  

At Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, animal care is a relationship built on respect, trust, affection and uncompromising care. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is also strongly committed to saving endangered species.  For information about their ongoing conservation efforts visit or

So, ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages...what are you waiting for? Hurry up and use your trapeze, unicycle, or clown car to get to the library!