Birmingham Public Library Hosting Spring Break Activities for Birmingham Students

BPL has fun activities for Birmingham students to enjoy during Spring Break. 

This week is Spring Break for Birmingham area students, and several Birmingham Public Library (BPL)  locations  are helping them have fun while off from school. 

 Here are just a few of the awesome fun events for kids and teens taking place between today, Monday, March 28, and Friday, April 1:

Central Library, 2100 Park Place

Friday, April 1
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Open Lab

Our Central Library lab will be open for students to show off their creativity. Students will have access to either music lab equipment/programming or STEAM programming, including coding, circuits, 3D printing, or craft programs. 

Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Spring Break Craft Break

School-aged children are invited to drop by West End Library between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to make a craft during Spring Break week. Try a different craft every day. A snack will be provided. 

Tuesday, March 29
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Create a Bookmark Contest

Five Points West Library Youth Department invites children in grades K-5 to drop by and get an early start on submitting their original bookmark design for the 2022 Children's Book Week theme "Where Do You Book! The 2022 Children's Book Week will take place during two dedicated weeks of celebration, May 2-8 and November 13-17, 2022. Winning  entries for each grade will be reproduced and available at the library for Children's Book Week. 

Pick up entry forms at Five Points West Library. Winners will be invited to an awards ceremony reception at Five Points West Library on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. Each winner will receive a gift card from Amazon and a set of 25 of their award-winning bookmarks. Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of books and the joy of reading by young people. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the United States.   

Thursday, March 31
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Five Points West Patron Appreciation Day

As part of our Spring Break activities, we are hosting a Five Points West Library Spring Patron Appreciation Day this Thursday.

Drop by our library between noon and 2:00 p.m. and enjoy free refreshments, crafts and games for kids of all ages while celebrating Spring Break. Refreshments will include popcorn, snow cones, cookies and other goodies. Join us for an afternoon of smiles, fun and fellowship.    

Patrons put together a puzzle at Five Points West Library.

North Birmingham Branch Library 2501 31st Ave. North

Wednesday, March 30
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate Spring With Zines

Hey parents looking for a fun activity showcasing what you love about spring to do with your kids? Try tending the garden, spring cleaning and blooming flowers by participating in North Birmingham Library's Celebrate Spring With Zines activity. Grab some paper, pens, and markers to make your very own tiny booklet at our zine-making station. 

If in a rush, take the kit to go and finish it at home. For more information, call 205-226-4027 or contact Paeden Mapp via email at 

Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Spring Break Squash Art

Feeling creative? Join Pratt City Library for this freestyle paint craft that allows children to express their ideas anyway they like. Art and craft materials will be provided.   

Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Avenue West

Monday, March 28
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Between the Lines

Monday afternoon coloring activity for youth. Come join us and have fun.

Wednesday, March 30
3:30 p.m.
I AM Woman Movie Series

Entire families - from tweens to adults - are invited for the close out of Smithfield Library's March Women's History Month Movie Series. For details, call 205-324-8428 or email

Southside Branch Library, 1814 11th Avenue South

Monday-Friday, March 28 - April 1, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Let's Get Crafty
Grab N Go Craft bags are available for patrons in celebration of National Craft Month.

Springville Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road

Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1
9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Shape Up Spring Break with Tangrams
Come learn about  tangrams and the wonderful shapes you can make. A Tangram is a puzzle made up of seven pieces, or tans, of various geometric shapes that a person can manipulate to form 18th Century China. People use tangrams for artwork, and teachers can use tangrams to teach geometry to students.

Tuesday, March 29
 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
All Day Come and Go Spring Craft?
Come by Springville Road Library Youth Department for a fun day of spring crafts. 

Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Film Fun Green Screen 101

This two-day program will introduce budding film makers to green-screen magic. For 3rd to 5th graders only. Advanced registration is required. Call 205-226-4085 or email

Wednesday, March 30
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Spring Into STEM! Come Learn About Strawbees, a fun way to learn STEM

Learn some fun STEM ideas using strawbees. Construct interesting buildings and shapes. For more information, call 205-226-4085 or email

Thursday, March 31
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
All Day Board games

Come by the Springville Road Library Youth Department and play some great board games together. Make new friends. 

Thursday, March 31
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Think Outside the Box!

We will have a half-drawn picture. The picture is not what you think it is! Rely on your imagination and draw what you think it might be!

Friday, April 1
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Spring Break Movies

Families, kick up your feet and relax by joining us for a day of movies

Students play video games on gaming van at Titusville Library on March 28

Titusville Branch Library, #2 6th Avenue SW

 Monday, March 28

10:00 a.m. Spring Break Fun: Battle of the Gamers 

 Tragic City Rollers Game Zone Truck 

10:00 a.m.  - World Games 2022 Demo 

 11:00 a.m. Video Game Tournament 

1:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 3 Point Shoot-Out 

1:30-2:00 p.m.  - Water Wars 

 Tuesday, March 29
 2:00-5:00 p.m. 

Young Great Dreamers Entrepreneurship Fair 
 Are you an elementary, middle or high school student aspiring to become a business owner? Have you already started your own business? Would you like to build your business plan, business pitch, interview skills, etc. Well, this event is designed for you. 

Wednesday, March 30
 3:00 p.m.

Titusville Library Youth Fashion Show.
 Are you a middle or high school student aspiring to become a model, fashion designer, stylist, fashion blogger or photographer? This event is designed just for you! 

Thursday, March 31
 3:00 p.m.

Celebration of Black Excellence and Literacy: Unity Block Party and Step Show

Friday, April 1
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Spring Break Movie Madness 

West End Branch Library, 1348 Tuscaloosa Avenue SW

Friday, April 1
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Book Bundles

Stop by the West End Library to check out our book bundles. Each bundle is based on a specific theme. Book bundles are a great deal for everyone. For details, call 205-226-4089 or email   

Woodlawn Branch Library, 5709 1st Avenue North

Women's History Month Crossword Puzzle
Monday, March 28
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Entire families - from preteens to parents and grandparents  are invited to join Woodlawn Library in putting together a Women's History Month Crossword Puzzle. Join us throughout the month of March in this fun way to celebrate Women's History Month.