Support the Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library is a great library because of its many supporters, and there are many ways to get involved.

Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library

Friends Foundation logo The Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library fundraises to support programming, improve facilities, and purchase equipment that is beyond the library’s annual budget. The Foundation improves access to library resources—books and other reading materials, historical collections, educational programs, and technology—through the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations throughout the region. The Friends Foundation believes that increasing the reach of the Birmingham Public Library can substantially improve the lives of Birmingham citizens.
Learn more about supporting the work of The Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library.

Be a Friend


Friends Bookstore

Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals

Young Professionals Logo The Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals celebrate the rich history and prosperous future of Birmingham's oldest cultural institution. The Young Professionals support the Library financially and culturally and promote its remarkable treasures. By hosting dynamic lectures, special collection tours, and other social events and by volunteering time and skills, the Young Professionals increase public awareness of and access to the Library's resources.

Learn more about joining the Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals.

Birmingham Public Library Volunteers

  Volunteers are an essential part of the daily operations at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL). BPL adult and teen volunteers assist with a number of functions throughout the system, most of which are outlined in the Volunteer Handbook. Through the Volunteer Program, BPL strives to meet two goals: identify system-wide opportunities for volunteers to contribute in an ongoing capacity, and to provide volunteers a meaningful and rewarding volunteer experience. Volunteers are needed in several areas including the following:

1, 2, 3 Play with Me (Children's Program Volunteer)
Collection Management
Database Entry
Digital Scanning
Merchandise Display
Ready to Read (Adult Literacy) Tutor
Special Events
Summer Reading Programs (Teen Volunteers)

Preview a copy of the Volunteer Handbook (pdf). If you are interested in serving as a BPL volunteer, please call (205) 226-3610 for more information.
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