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Library celebrates National Library Week April 13-19

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19, with special events including a library scavenger hunt, food drive and book sale.

     "This year's theme is ‘Join the Circle of Knowledge @ Your Library,'" said Director Eric Johnson. "The faculty and staff of Sims Memorial Library are inviting everyone to join in the celebration along with us and libraries across the country."

     Johnson said the library will continue its tradition of waiving all overdue fees for library materials returned during National Library Week.

     Throughout the week, library patrons can participate in the scavenger hunt by answering “a few simple questions,” Johnson said. Participants will be eligible for prize drawings.

     “Another exciting event,” Johnson said, “is our collection of non-perishable items for the Tangi Food Pantry.” He said items can be dropped off at the circulation desk in the library lobby.

     On Monday, April 14, the Baton Rouge Nursing Library will serve cake to the center's students and faculty. Cake will be provided in the Sims Library lobby Wednesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m.

     On Tuesday, April 15, English instructors Suzanne ‘Beth’ Calloway, Tasha Whitton, and Megan Eddy, and current and former students Sherman FitzSimmons and Tracy Ferrington will present readings on the third floor of Sims Library at 7 p.m.

     The annual National Library Week book sale will be held in the lobby on Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

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