Welcome to Birmingham Public Library's 2008 Summer Reading Program all about cute, icky, scary, beautiful, wacky and weird bugs!

Read the guidelines, register and get ready to get buggy.

And don't forget to send us your favorite photos. Your snapshot could be chosen as the favorite pic of the week.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ronald McDonald visits Inglenook Library


Come join us at Inglenook on July 31 @ 10:30 as we celebrate everything you have accomplished this summer.

Library Butterflies set free for the end of Summer Reading 2008 program!

Library Butterfly on Mary's hand

Library Butterfly
Library Butterfly
The Central Youth Department
Painted Lady Butterflies were set free in Linn Park to mark the end of programming for Summer Reading 2008!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Larry "The Magic Man"Moore is sharing his bug magic with patrons at the North Avondale Library. You can learn some of these magic tricks by checking out some great magic books from the Birmingham Public Library. For quick access check out the library's catalog at
Check out these fun magic books from the
North Avondale Branch Library.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Ms Eve and Ms. Cass flittered and fluttered for story time at Eastwood Library

Larry's Library ANT-ics @ Central Youth Department!!

Larry loves to suprise
Larry's Balloon Magic
Youth Department says goodbye to another summer reading program!

Larry the Magician performed his magic to an amazed crowd here at the Central Library. We all celebrated a great summer reading program, one that had all the readers buzzing with excitement!


Butterflies were crafted by everyone to get in the Buggy Spirit.


Robert Parsons entertains the crowd at the Five Points West Library.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jim Aycock Wows the Crowd at North Birmingham

On Wednesday, July 16, 2008, Jim Aycock wowed children at the North Birmingham Library with great songs and storytelling.


Join Mrs. Farah and Mrs. Angela at Inglenook tomorrow (07/18) @ 10:30 for a scrumptious Bug Buffet.
Larry's Library Ant-ics at Eastwood Branch Library
Jeepers creepers, Magic Man Larry Moore was at it again at Eastwood Branch Library. Amusing folks with his magic and ant-ics.

There is still time to catch the Reading Bug @ Your Library!!

The Reading Bug!
Viktoria has caught the summer reading bug at the Birmingham Public Library!

Lucy and Ethel, the summer reading bugs (actually Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches), at the Central Youth Department!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mr. Mac is Back@Central Youth Department

Mr Mac
Mr Mac
Famed local storyteller and entertainer Mr. Mac came back to do a special storytime at the Central Library Youth Department!

Summer Reading is almost over so go to your local library, sign up for the summer reading program, and READ!

North Birmingham's Summer Reading Decorations

Umdabu Dances Its Way into the Hearts of North Birmingham!!

Monday, July 14, the North Birmingham Library enjoyed a late afternoon of South African history and dance. Always exciting, talented, and full of energy, Umdabu danced its way into our hearts and made us march to a different beat.