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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
personal cell (205)572-1359
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us 
 
Birmingham Public Library Book Feast Reading Challenge
Read books at BPL, win prizes during Thanksgiving holidays

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for fun activities such as eating, shopping, watching football, and spending quality moments with friends and family. For the second straight year, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is hosting the Book Feast Reading Challenge, a program designed to make sure Birmingham area school children don’t leave out another important, fun activity: reading.  
BPL is encouraging students in grades K-12 to participate in its online Book Feast Reading Challenge between now and Nov. 30, 2017, by registering at this link: https://bpl.beanstack.org/reader365.

The more books you read by Nov. 30, the more virtual badges and awards you can win. All student participants who register online will be entered into a drawing for a special prize gift pack to be presented at each of the 19 BPL locations to those who read the most books.
Janine Langston, coordinator for BPL youth programs, said, “If you are a teacher, this is a great way for your students to earn extra credit during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are a parent, it is a great way to slow down for some one-on-one time with your child. Enjoy reading a book together. Pass along the love of reading with friends and family.”

Besides the Book Feast Reading Challenge, here are some other ways to celebrate Thanksgiving at BPL:
Smithfield Library Thanksgiving basket giveaway

Check out five books at Smithfield Library to enter into the drawing. The winner will be drawn at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16
 
Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: It's Turkey Time, Avondale Regional Branch Library at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
 
Gobble gobble! Mrs. Eve is thankful for great libraries, library families, and the opportunity to share these wonderful holiday stories with you! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds, with a parent or caregiver; no groups, please. Register in advance by calling Avondale Library at 205-226-4000.
 
Active Living – Harvest Crafts, Five Points West Regional Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 – Fun time making holiday crafts. For more information, call 205-226-4013.
 
About the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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