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Britannica Learning Zone

This classroom-tested online resource is designed specifically for young learners. Students can choose to Play, Explore, Read, or Draw. Your students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders. The Britannica Learning Zone teaches concepts such as geography, time, shapes, numbers, and reinforces relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment.


Did You Know?


June is National Men’s Health Month, set apart to encourage men of all ages to examine and improve their health habits. Studies have shown that men are less likely to seek medical attention, less likely to have insurance, and die earlier than women. ...learn more


It's Not Too Late To Contact Your Councilor

Devastating Budget Cuts Proposed for the Library

Please communicate to Birmingham’s City Council members the importance of restoring the library’s budget to the highest level possible. Write, call, or visit your councilor. ...learn more


Birmingham Public Library Explores Michelle Obama’s Inspiring Family History

Birmingham Bound presents author Rachel L. Swarns discussing her book American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. The event will be held on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium at the Central Library located at 2100 Park Place. A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama’s mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself. ...learn more

Adult Summer Reading "Between the Covers" display window at the Central Library
Adult Summer Reading "Between the Covers" display window at the Central Library

Do As I Do—Parents, Caregivers Can Set Good Examples By Joining the Adult Summer Reading Program

For several years the Birmingham Public Library has offered Adult Summer Reading programs in addition to the long-standing programs aimed at younger people. Each year the participation increases and many previous members return as well to join in the fun. ...learn more


Alabama Is the Home of 14 Newly Designated National Recreation Trails

With school letting out, and oppressive summer weather still a few weeks away, many people’s thoughts are turning towards outdoor activities as a way of relaxing and keeping physically fit. If you happen to be one of these people, and are looking for new opportunities to commune with nature, then you will be interested to learn that the U. S. Department of the Interior has recently designated 54 new National Recreation Trails situated throughout the United States. ...learn more

Staff Pick: The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

Ah, summertime. If you’re considering delving into the art and craft of homemade ice cream, I heartily recommend David Lebovitz’s book The Perfect Scoop. Packed with recipes both familiar and exotic, this book is a treat for anyone who loves making or eating ice cream. ...learn more


June 15, 2012
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