Public Libraries Embrace 2010 Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) and local libraries
across the state will celebrate Alabama Tourism’s 2010 Year of Small
Towns and Downtowns with a Big Read of “The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer.”The announcement of the 2010 “Big Read” was made during the
quarterly meeting of library administrators held in Montgomery on
Oct.16 at the APLS building.

Alabama Tourism’s Year of History Coordinator Marilyn Jones Stamps
spoke to the group of approximately 200 and shared with them her
enthusiasm about the Big Read tie-in. She also used the opportunity to
distribute the recently released “Historic Alabama” brochure, which, as
she explained, is a part of the 2009 Year of Alabama History and a
lead-in into the Small Towns/Downtowns celebration. www.alabama.travel.

Don’t forget, December 1, 2008 is the deadline!

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