Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Brings Reading with Ringling Bros.! Program to Birmingham Public Libraries

Reading with Ringling Bros. poster
Library reading program allows kids to DREAM BIG and earn circus tickets! 

Now through January 29, children ages 2-12 may visit any Birmingham Public Library location 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 January 27 through January 31, 2016. Participating children who read five (5) books before the January 29 cutoff date can earn a free ticket to see the Greatest Show on Earth! (while supplies last). This unique library reading program will encourage children not only to read, but also to discover, dream, and learn! For more information, visit www.ReadingWithRingling.com.

Here's how it works:
  1. Speak with a librarian at your local Birmingham Public branch library to register each child (ages 2-12).
  2. Each child must read at least five (5) books to receive his or her redeemable ticket from the library. 
  3. There is a required parent/guardian ticket purchase upon redemption of the child's card. For each one (1) full-priced adult ticket purchased, you may redeem up to three (3) free kid’s ticket passes. 
The circus reading voucher is valid for all performances except Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. See the front and back of the redemption card for more information. Children under 2 receive free admission to the circus.

Want to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the clowns throw? Or maybe learn some fun facts about one of the more than 100 cities the mile-long circus train visits or how to teach your old dog a new trick? It’s easy! Just visit any Birmingham Public Library location and enjoy the magic of reading.