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Celebrate National Library Week!

April 7, 2011

Celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011!  Even academic libraries can take part in this yearly celebration.  Academic libraries are an important component to the college experience, and this is an opportunity to showcase some of our most valuable resources while having fun.  For example, the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Misericordia University has events planned for the entire week.  Some of the events include: a used book sale, a bake sale, a basket raffle, a hot dog sale, a book cart decorating contest, and a guest speaker who will present on life, traditions, and customs of India.  Events can be as a simple or as extravagant as your budget and time will allow.  Library vendors are more than happy to send promotional items that can be used as door prizes and local businesses are happy to contribute to the prize list as well.  During National Library Week at Misericordia, Access Services accepts Food for Fines.  Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items as payment for library fines.  The donated items are then sent to the local food pantry.

It is sure to be an exciting week.  Don’t forget to stop by a library next week and celebrate!

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