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Reading is a great way to discover, dream, and learn! And, it can even take you to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS, playing BJCC Arena, January 27-31, 2016. We are excited to have the following libraries in our area participate in this year’s ‘Reading with Ringling Bros.!’ For Birmingham area library patrons, there is required parent/guardian ticket ... Read More

School might be back in session, but summer isn’t quite over and we’ve been eating up as much of the Summer Veggies as we possibly can. Here’s our version of this great recipe that is super easy and super cheesy! What You’ll Need: 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Potato (or root vegetable of your choosing) ... Read More

We like finding books for all occasions and Back to School is no exception! So whether you’re happy, sad, excited or anxious about your little one heading off to school this year, here are some books to read with them to help get them (and you!) ready for the BIG day! A Place Called Kindergarten ... Read More

We all like to keep our kids learning over the summer and there are many incentives happening to get them interested in reading, check out some of these fun reading programs: Scholastic Summer Challenge – Log your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record ... Read More

Reading with Ringling 2014

Reading with Ringling is back for 2014 and many Birmingham Area Libraries will be participating!  Children ages 2-12 may visit the library and join the Reading with Ringling Bros. Rewards Club. Participants reading 5 books will receive a voucher for a FREE Kid’s Ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. The voucher must ... Read More

Holiday break is in full swing and even though children are taking a break from school to spend quality time with their families, they don’t have to take a break from reading. While children are home for the holidays, reading specialist Dr. Marcia Bolton, director of student teaching at Widener University, encourages parents to continue ... Read More

When reading for 20 minutes a night is a school assignment, you quickly start looking for some fun books that will hold your children’s attention night after night. Here is a rundown of some of the most notable children’s books of 2013, according to the Association of Library Service to Children. For Younger Readers (ages ... Read More

Moving from the toddler board books that are loaded with pictures was a big deal for us. Our very first “real” book was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We chose this book because of our friend Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity’s recommendation. (See her list of over 200 great books here.) Charlie was a perfect ... Read More

Just in time for Summer this is the perfect book to add to your library! Doesn’t a wolf deserve a vacation, too? Bernard, the clever, cookie-munching hero of Delphine Perret’s award-winning book, certainly thinks so. So when he learns that his pal Louis is vacationing by the sea with his grandpa, Bernard wants to go ... Read More

Add Barnes & Noble to the growing list of retailers that offer rewards programs for shopping. What we like best about this one? It’s geared towards kids! It’s free and easy to sign up! As a welcome gift, when you join B&N Kids’ Club™ online or in a Barnes & Noble store, they will email ... Read More