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Birmingham Public Library to remember the late Birmingham City Council President Maxine H. Parker

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday May 21, 2014
Contact: Chiara Morrow
Phone: 205-254-2055
Cell: 205-908-7392
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– After temporarily closing last fall of 2013 for renovations, the Inglenook Library will reopen on Thursday, May 22, 2014 with a grand reopening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The address is 4100 40th Terrace North.

In 2013, the Birmingham City Council approved $405,414 in library bond money to go toward renovations. The late Council President Maxine Herring Parker, whose district included Inglenook, obtained funding for the upgrade. She passed away on Nov. 12, 2013. Her son, Councilor William Parker, now represents her district. He is scheduled to attend the May 22 ceremony, which will include the unveiling of a plaque that dedicates the renovation in her memory.

Birmingham Chief of Staff Erskine R. Faush, Jr., Birmingham Public Library Director Renee Blalock, Birmingham Public Library Associate Director Angela Fisher Hall, Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon and library board members are also slated to attend. This event is open to the public.

The renovations make the building not only compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but also showcase designs that capture the building’s fire house past and tout its service as a neighborhood library.

The Inglenook Library is one of 19 locations within the Birmingham Public Library system. The library’s phone number is 205-849-8739.

For more information please contact Birmingham Public Library Director of Public Relations, Chanda Temple at 205.444.9279 or