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DeTamble Library to celebrate National Library Week

Laurinburg, N.C. – DeTamble Library at St. Andrews Presbyterian College kicks off its annual National Library Week celebration on April 10. The week is filled with events and specials celebrating the theme “Create Your Own Story @ Your Library."

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. National Library Week celebrates the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.

“Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and in businesses help transform their communities,” says Rita Dursi Johnson, Library Director. “At our library, students come to do research with the assistance of a trained professional and to attend classes which are held in the facility, staff come to check our leisure reading materials and find resources on consumer, health or other issues of interest, faculty come to attend programs such as the Library-sponsored Faculty Brown Bag Lunches and to order research materials through interlibrary loan, and community members come to use the Library’s resources to pursue their interests."

The annual event includes a weeklong book and VHS movie sale. Paperbacks will sell for 10 cents, while hardcovers will sell for 25 cents. VHS tapes are 50 cents. All proceeds will go to support the Library’s work.

Thursday evening, the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series will come to the Library in collaboration with the Writers’ Forum. Distinguished poet Becky Gould Gibson will be joined by student poets Rachel Carroll, Bryant Ferrell and Valerie Macon. A reception with refreshments will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. with the reading beginning at 8. This event is free and open to the public.

The Library is offering a Fine Free Week and a Free Interlibrary Loan Week. Students who have fines for overdue materials are encouraged to drop by the Library during National Library Week to have these fines waived, and students who order or receive an item through Interlibrary Loan will receive one free interlibrary loan per person.

Among the student specific events will be a snack night Tuesday and movie night Wednesday featuring Party Girl.

For more information, visit DeTamble Library on the St. Andrews Presbyterian College campus, call 910-277-5049, or see the Library’s Web site at http://www.sapc.edu/detamble.

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

 

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