Wednesday, August 08, 2018

BPL Volunteers Represent at Back to School Rallies, Greet Students on First Day

Candice Hardy from Five Points West Regional Branch Library and Mike Skinner from East
Ensley Branch Library represent BPL at the Back to School festival at the Roebuck Walmart
in eastern Birmingham

The Birmingham Public Library is a proud partner of the Birmingham City School System. Several BPL staffers participated in Back to School rallies in Kelly Ingram Park and at the Walmart in Roebuck, with booths providing information on BPL programs.

Autherine Bruister (left), Selina Johnson (2nd from left) and
Connie Tolbert (right) from Wylam Branch Library at Wylam
Elementary School

On Monday, August 6, the first day of school in Birmingham, Selina Johnson and Connie Tolbert, both from the Wylam Branch Library, joined Autherine Bruister of the City of Birmingham Public Works Department as volunteers at a “Meet and Greet” held at Wylam Elementary School, greeting students as they came in.

Connie Tolbert and first-day students

Every day during the school year, many of BPL’s 19 locations across the city provide a safe refuge and friendly environment for students after school until their parents come pick them up. BPL has after-school activities to help educate students, computers for use to the public, and quiet places students can do their homework.

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