Reaching Out to the Community

by Maya Jones, West End Branch Library

This week Kimberley Wiley and I enjoyed our hours spent staffing a Birmingham Public Library table at the Birmingham City Schools Community Services Information Fair at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. We created library cards, renewed library cards, and checked out books, DVDs, and graphic novels to parents. This program is presented every year and is open to all parents/guardians of Birmingham City School children. I had the privilege of presenting information about the Birmingham Public Library and presentations about services were given by the following agencies. Feel free to check out their websites.

Maya Jones and Kimberly Wiley manning the BPL table
Alabama Partners for Clean Air
Birmingham Fire and Rescue
Birmingham Healthy Start Plus
Birmingham Public Library
Boy Scouts of America
Childcare Resources
The Dannon Project
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama
Family Court of Jefferson County
Family Guidance Center
Jefferson County Department of Health
Jefferson County Department of Human Resources (DHR-Family Assistance)
Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency
United Way of Central Alabama
YMCA of Greater Birmingham
YWCA of Central Alabama

If you are interested in the Birmingham City Schools Family Involvement Program and what they offer, please view this link or contact Mechelle Rice-Fields, Coordinator of the Family Evolvement Program at 205.231.2262.