BPL Kicks Off 2019 National Library Week on Sunday, April 7

The City of Birmingham is showing its appreciation for the valuable services employees of the Birmingham Public Library’s 19 locations provide next week.

On Tuesday, April 9, during the City Council meeting, BPL Executive Director Floyd Council will speak about the valuable contributions of BPL’s 19 libraries in celebration of 2019 National Library Week, which begins Sunday and concludes on Saturday, April 13.

After Council’s address, as part of National Library Workers Day, the City of Birmingham is honoring BPL’s 280 employees with a special appreciation program. Also on Tuesday evening, BPL is honoring four longtime past Board of Trustee members—Gwen Amamoo, Gwendolyn Guster Welch, Georgia Blair and Dora Sims.

BPL is hosting more than 30 programs as part of the 2019 National Library Week celebration. The 2019 theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”

To encourage the importance of reading, BPL is also hosting the 2019 Diversity Reading Challenge  which kicks off Sunday, April 7 and ends April 30. Patrons who read the most will be rewarded with prizes.