Odenville Public Library Hosts Reading with Ringling

Instilling a love for reading at an early age, Odenville Public Library has teamed up with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus to provide its young readers...Reading with Ringling! Reading five books from Odenville Public Library can earn children a ticket to The Greatest Show on Earth!!

Participants must read four books that come from the Odenville Public Library and are recorded on the circus book log with a special stamp provided by Ringling. When complete, they will receive a clown nose, bookmark, reading log and of course, a ticket to the circus. Interested readers can contact the Odenville Library at 205-629-5901 between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday to sign up for the program. The circus will be coming to the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Wednesday, January 26, through Sunday, January 30. Sounds fun!!

If you're reading along but not located in the Odenville area, be sure to check your local library to see if they're participating! If not, let them know about Reading with Ringling so they can sign up for next year's program!

Information taken from the St. Clair County News, Thursday, January 6, 2011 edition (Amanda E.H. Pritchard).

1 comment:

  1. The whole family loves elephants. That is why we don’t go to circuses with performing animals anymore and we don’t think the library should be collaborating with Ringling Bros Circus in marketing their arrival in town either. We saw dozens of photos of Ringling trainers using torture training techniques on their baby elephants to train them to perform unnatural circus act. There’s no family fun to be had at an event that involves abusing and beating these majestic animals to make them entertain us for a few minutes.
    Instead, we can watch via a live web cam elephants living in a natural setting at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee and PAWS in California.