Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, August 16, 2013
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall
Birmingham Public Library System
Phone: (205) 226-3614
Inglenook Staff Move Into Rec Center
Limited Library Service Offered at Recreation Center During Renovation
Birmingham, Alabama—As contractors begin their work inside the 1927 structure just a few blocks away, staff from the Inglenook Public Library is preparing to open for business at the Inglenook Recreation Center on Monday, August 19. Limited library service will be provided Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Winter hours, beginning November 4, will be 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.) The Inglenook Recreation Center is located at 4016 37th Avenue North and library staff can be reached by dialing (205) 841-3035.
The structure currently housing the Inglenook Branch of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) began its early history as Birmingham’s Fire Station #23. Built in 1927, the station served the Inglenook community until 1978 when the community, with a brand new fire station, asked to have a library in the neighborhood. The “new” library was established in 1979. Work is currently underway to make it “new” again. The renovation is estimated to take 5 months to complete.
The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with nineteen locations and serving the community for 126 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast. For additional information, visit our website at www.bplonline.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
MEDIA: A public mention of this temporary change is appreciated. For additional information, please contact Angela Fisher Hall at (205) 226-3614.