Celebrate National Library Week 2008!

Members of the campus and community are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of the new Recent Fiction Collection at HM Briggs Library. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th in the Reference Room on the Main Level of Briggs Library. This new browsable collection includes more than 1,600 recent fiction titles (with more to be added each year) and covers a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to mystery.

The grand opening of the Recent Fiction collection is part of the library’s broader celebration of National Library Week 2008. National Library Week will be observed April 13-19 with the theme, “Join the circle of knowledge @ your library.” Throughout the week, visitors to the library can view a National Library Week display and enter to win one of two $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificates to be given away during the Recent Fiction grand opening. The library also has a National Library Week Guide of the Month available online at: http://lib.sdstate.edu/GuideoftheMonth/natlib.htm .

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. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

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