SWOSU Library Plans Events for National Library Week


In celebration of National Library Week April 3-7, the Al Harris Library at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford is planning several activities.

In cooperation with the Multi-County Youth Services, the Library is co-sponsoring a book drive to collect books for preschool through young adults. The books that are collected will be presented to the Multi-County Youth Services at the conclusion of National Library Week.

From now until the end of April, the SWOSU library is hosting an exhibit of books that have made a major impact upon SWOSU faculty.

On Tuesday, April 4, staff from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries will present an American Memory Workshop at 9:30 a.m and 1 p.m.

Dr. Jerry Nye, retired SWOSU Language Arts professor, will give a book review on Thursday, April 6, at 3 p.m. Following Dr. Nye’s book review, some of the faculty who participated in the Books That Changed Your World display will discuss the books that they chose.

During the week, fines will be waived for anyone who submits an excuse for overdue books.

Everyone is welcome to join the Al Harris Library in celebration of National Library Week by participating in any or all of the events. Additional information is available by contacting Linda Pye at 774-7021 or linda.pye@swosu.edu.

Schedule of Activities

  • March - April - Books That Changed Your World Display
  • All week - Fine Forgiveness for Best Excuse Contest
  • All week - Book Drive Contest
  • Tuesday, April 4 - American Memory Project Workshop by Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries, 9:30-11:30 am.; 1-4:00 pm Instruction Room
  • Thursday, April 6 - Book Review by Jerry Nye, Instruction Room, 3 p.m.