50th Anniversary Celebration

Please join Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 as it celebrates its 50th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library.  The celebration will take place in the Library’s 1st floor lobby.  Door prizes will be given and light refreshments will be served.

In January of 1966, Congressman James H. Morrison sponsored the library’s designation as a Federal Depository.  Since then the library has been receiving and making available selected publications from all three branches of the Federal government.  These publications are accessible by the general public and the full text of many recent titles can be seen online via links in the library’s catalog.

The April 6th celebration will focus on the beginning of each decade of the library’s tenure in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP): 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006, and 2016.  Well-known local historian C. Howard Nichols will speak about historic events during those years, and the always entertaining Joe Burns will provide an overview of the popular music from each year.

A display of books and government documents highlighting events from those years will be available for viewing throughout April, as will the commemorative plaque awarded to the library by the U.S. Government Publishing Office in recognition of this milestone anniversary.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45:58 PM CDT