Activities planned April 10-14 for National Library Week

Booth Library will celebrate National Library Week April 9-15 by sponsoring several activities. The theme is “Libraries Transform.”

Eastern students are encouraged to participate in a library scavenger hunt for the chance to win an Amazon gift card! Pick up the entry form at any public service desk, then return it once it’s complete. A winner will be drawn each day, Monday through Friday, April 10-14.

On Monday, April 10, the library will host the seventh annual Edible Book Festival in the West Reading Room, near the north entrance. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 5 p.m. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., with the winners announced shortly after. An “edible book” is something that looks like a book or is book-themed and is made out of food. More information is available on the library website, www.library.eiu.edu.

The annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, outside the south entrance of Booth Library in the Alumni Quad (weather permitting). A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for sale. All items have been donated by the campus and local communities. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

At 4:30 p.m. April 12, the winners of the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity will be announced during a reception hosted by the Library Advisory Board in Witters Conference Room 4440. Everyone is welcome to attend. The awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research and encourages students to utilize the wealth of information available at Booth Library to enhance their studies.

All library patrons are encouraged to share “Why I Love My Librarian” by posting a short message on a special display board on the third (main) floor of the library.

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