Birmingham Public Library extends service hours with new curbside pickup + more

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Bimingham Public Library Central location. Photo via Tira Davis from Bham Now

Big news for bookworms in Birmingham! All 18 Birmingham Public Library (BPL) locations have new, extended in-person service and curbside hours effective, Monday, June 14. Here are the details.

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BPL keeps a stocked shelf. Photo via Beth Cunningham from Bham Now.

BPL’s curbside service is now available from 9AM to 6PM. Here are the following locations and times:

  • Avondale, Five Points West, Springville Road, Central: Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • North Birmingham, Pratt City, Smithfield, Southside: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM
  • East Ensley, Ensley, Inglenook, North Avondale, Powderly, West End, Woodlawn: Tuesday and Thursday 10AM-6PM
  • East Lake, Titusville, Wylam: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM-6PM

BPL also provided the new ‘Books by Mail’ service for patrons unable to visit our locations, including the elderly and disabled.

You can reach ‘Books by Mail’ by calling (205)-226-3758.

Patrons can also check out e-books, audiobooks, magazines and download other materials online through BPL’s 24/7 online service.

Additional Programs

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Linn-Henley Library in downtown Birmingham. Photo from Bham Now

The Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History Department has several free virtual genealogy programs underway as part of 2021 BPL Summer Learning. 

The genealogy series kicked off on Tuesday, June 8, with the popular Intro to Genealogy workshop.

That program covers topics like how to begin researching your family tree using vital records, courthouse documents, the Federal Census and other materials.

Here are additional programs available via Zoom:

  • Mad About Magazines, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 12:00 PM.
  • Researching Your House History, July 8, 2021, at 10:00 AM.

Interested in learning about your family history? Register here to see what you can discover from ‘Mad About Magazines’ about your ancestors.

The Library’s Archives Department presents Birmingham Public Libraries with resources that can tell you when your house was built, who lived there and more. Want to know your house history? You can register here.

Want more genealogy info and local history news and tips? Visit Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History’s Facebook.

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