Brundidge Library Hosts “Show Off” Car Show

Published 12:01 am Friday, April 8, 2016


The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge will get National Library Week off to a roaring start Saturday with a “Show Off Car and Truck Show.” The show is being held in keeping with the theme of National Library Week 2016, “Libraries Transform.”

“We associate the word transmission with car and trucks and we thought it would be fun to invite people to bring their “transformed” vehicles for display as we kick off national library week, April 10-16,” said Jennifer Amlong, Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library assistant director.

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“Anyone who has a car or truck that has been restored or just ‘fixed up’ is encouraged to put it in the show. There is no fee. Just come and have fun sharing your transformed vehicle with others.”

The Show Off Car and Truck Show will open at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the former Grandmaw’s Kitchen in downtown Brundidge.

“This is the first time for a library-sponsored show like this so we don’t know how many cars and trucks will show up to show off,” “Amlong said. “We would like to have more than we have space for in the parking lot. If so, the show will spill over to the library’s grass area.”

At 11 a.m. there will story time for the children in the children’s area of the library.  Adults are invited to share this time with their children.

During the morning, the library staff will give tours of the public library.

“We want to take this opportunity to show off our library,” Amlong said. “The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Historic Places and we take great pride in that. We are also proud of the new addition to our library. We invite everyone to tour the library and then stay around to enjoy barbecue sandwiches with us.”

As an added incentive for library patrons to re-visit the library during National Library Week, the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library will forgive fines all week long.

Amlong said those who have overdue books stuck back at home may turn them in without having to pay a fine, even if the book was checked out before the invention the telephone.

“Just bring in your overdue books and you will be forgiven,” she said.

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is located on South Main Street next to Brundidge City Hall.