If you have ever researched a paper, checked out a bestseller, or attended a special program, you know what a great resource your library is.
Across Jefferson County, 40 libraries in the City of Birmingham and the county provide a variety of free resources for the public far beyond being a place to rent books, DVDs and music. Between Sunday, April 9 and Saturday, April 15, the 19 locations of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) system will join the 40-member Public Libraries in Jefferson County in celebrating 2017 National Library Week.
Libraries in cities, schools, college campuses and towns across the country use National Library Week to remind the public about the contributions made by libraries, librarians, and their staff to make a positive difference in communities big and small. In today’s economy, libraries offer free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. With free resources like books, magazines, DVDs, and computer and Wi-Fi access, people can do better in school, tackle projects, learn new ways to improve their health, or start a business.
This week only, libraries in Birmingham and Jefferson County will also allow patrons to download a $5 coupon to pay off past due fines (does not count toward lost materials). See attached coupon link at http://www.jclc.org/coupon.aspx. The $5 Fine Coupon is also available at your local Birmingham and Jefferson County libraries.
"We hope library cardholders utilize National Library Week to explore enjoyable ways to use their local library Sunday, April 9-Saturday, April 15,” said Pat Ryan, Executive Director of The Public Libraries in Jefferson County. “We also encourage those from our community that aren’t yet library cardholders to come get a library card during this exciting week!"