As most of you know, 2019 is the 200th anniversary for the state of Alabama. We are promoting this fact for adults through programming such as the Adult Reading Challenge and the DPL Summer Series, and for children through the Summer Reading Program. We are also using our social media to highlight events in the community and fun places to visit in our state. Don’t forget when you are in the Library to go by the Youth Services desk and vote in the Alabama Madness contest on the bulletin board to the right as you enter the Youth Services department.
We also have a display about Alabama Trails in the display case on the Cherry Street side of the Main area. We started the display to promote the Alabama Literary Trail, books and authors being near and dear to our hearts, but found there are a lot of types of trails in Alabama. When we started looking at the Literary Map of Alabama, we found some of our favorite Alabama authors were not represented. You will find some local favorites were added. So check out the display and see if you think we should add anyone else.
There is also an Alabama Literary Quiz you can take. The questions are posted on top of the display case, as well as the answer sheets and the box in which to drop them. If you get all 16 questions correct you will be entered in a drawing to win a DPL swag bag with a $5.00 gift card for the Friends Used Book Sale Room! Here’s a hint: all of the answers for the questions can be found in the display.
The June task for the Adult Reading Challenge it is to read one of the authors who was here for the Readers and Writers Jubilee on June 8th. The list of eligible authors: Linda Howard, Linda Winstead Jones, Bambi Lynn, Betty Bolte, Bonnie Gardner, Carolyn Price, John Davis, TJ Penn, Carla Swafford, Kay Cagle, Greg Richter, Nancee Cain, Gayle Young, Laura Hunter, Marilyn Baxter, Peggy Towns, Wheeler Pounds, MJ Bosher, Cindy Shaneyfelt, Alicia Hunter Pace, and Leslie Scott.