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B.B.Comer Library News

Former Alabama Governor, John Patterson, is shown
 at his farm in Goldville with a favoritecompanion---
his pet goat, Rebecca.     Patterson is a popular presenter
at Comer Library's brown bag lecture programs.

Sammy Dodson, Chairman of the Board for the
Building and Construction Trade Group, presented the
 Comer Library with a check for the "JumpStart E-Books" Fund.


Harry Fancher, former Building & Grounds
Manager at Comer Library, looks happy over his
85th birthday celebration at Giovanni's Restaurant
on Sunday, February 5th.

The South Talladega County Personnel
Association celebrated its 25th Anniversary and
honored charter member, Buster Hughes, with a nice
donation to the Sylacauga Boy's Club. 
Congratulations, STCPA!

Alyssa Lightsey is Fayetteville
School's spelling bee winner.
She will represent Fayetteville
in the Talladega county spelling bee.


Sargeant Rondell Muse and the Sylacauga Police Department hosted
training workshops on the Immigration Law of Alabama at the B. B.
Comer Memorial Library.  Law enforcements officers from Talladega
County and adjoining counties attended.

Jimmy and Chris Pursell are honored for their years of service to
B.B. Comer Memorial Library. Shirley Spears, library director, left, is shown with the Pursells in front of the plaque which hangs on the
Foundation Wall in their honor.


B. B. Comer Library is honored by the City of
Sylacauga for 75 years of service to
Sylacauga and the surrounding area. Shown
accepting the proclamation from Sylacauga
 Mayor Sam Wright  is library Director
 Dr.  Shirley Spears.

Comer Library continued its 75th anniversary celebration with a crowd of friends who heard Buddy Simpkins play with Cleve
Eaton, Bo Berry and Kermit Orr!  These award winning
musicians enthralled the crowd with an hour of beautiful music!

Ginger Clifton is shown demonstrating to students
 at Pinecrest School how marble is used in products
we use everyday.

County Commissioner, John Carter, is shown presenting
check to Shirley Spears, Library Director Comer Library.
The check will be used to purchase books to support
service to the area schools.

Mindy Grier, Administrative Manager at Blue Bell Creameries,
presents check to  Comer Library Director, Shirley
Spears, to assist with library programs and materials.


Click To View Ruth Cook's Presentation
"The Magic of Marble-a Sylacauga Landmark"
at Sylacauga High School.

Italian Sculptors, Giovanni Balderi and Francesco
Galeotti, are shown sculpting Sylacauga's beautiful marble. 
American and Italian sculptors can be seen at Blue Bell Station in Central Park on Norton Avenue.  The activities are a part of the
"Magic of Marble"

Sylacauga Marble Festival 2010
Follow this link to watch movie

A tribute video to Comer Library's
Summer Reading Sponsors...
and our Readers!


See the Avondale Fire
Courtesy of Chris Davis
at TV47

Follow this link to
view a tribute to our
Summer Reading Sponsors 2011

Learn about Sylacauga Marble
A Brief History of Sylacauga Marble

By Ruth Cook
Published by the BBCL Foundation with assistance
from the Alabama State Council on the Arts
Purchase @ the library or e-mail BBCL@sylacauga.net.

Just $10.00 or Buy 2 and get 1 free!
Send to friends and relatives!

Paul Harbison's Fable Factory presents program to
after school Bridges program and Fayetteville School.  The
performance was made possible by a grant from the Dollar
General Literacy Foundation.

Kay McKeever, representing the Walmart
Foundation, presents check to Dr. Shirley
Spears to assist with the library's Summer
Reading Program which pairs cultural arts
and books to keep kids reading while school
is not in session.


 Jim Nabors dropped by to tour his hometown
library!  What a wonderful surprise!

Sylacauga Marble Festival 2010
Follow this link to watch movie

Turn on sound to listen to music


Italian master sculptor, Giovanni Balderi, is shown
with his masterpiece, "The Mask."

The sculpture is on display in the lobby of the
B. B. Comer Library.


Sylacauga Mayor,Sam Wright, and Pietrasanta Mayor, Massimo Mallegni, sign the Pact of Friendship between
the two cities


Follow this link to see pictures
of Coosa County Alabama
taken by Nita Lavendar.


Pictures of Kiwanians "Big Read" Campaign

Library Director, Shirley Spears, accepted Avondale's famous Douglass Crockwell paintings from the company's CEO and owner, Stephen Felker.The collection, commissioned by Avondale Mills inn the 1940's,  ran as advertisements in the Saturday Evening Post. The painting shown, "American Sense of Beauty," features Avondale employees and family members.  The collection will be on permanent
display at the library later this year.

B.B.Comer Library Receives National Recognition

Beverly Shepard, Acting Director of the Institute
of Museum and Library Services, Presents Library
Services Award to B.B.Comer Library. Accepting the
Award on Behalf of the Library is Harry Brown Sr., 
Chairman of the Library Board.