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Book Sale Among Activities to Celebrate National Library Week


Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library will celebrate National Library Week April 12-18 by sponsoring several activities.

The annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 outside the south entrance of Booth Library in the Alumni Quad (weather permitting). The library requests no sales in advance. 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 15, the winners of the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity will be announced during a reception hosted by the Library Advisory Board. 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.

On April 16, the library will host the fifth annual Edible Book Festival. Items will be on display for public viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Public voting will take place from 4 to 5:30 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. The edible artwork will not be eaten; however, refreshments will be served. Prizes will be awarded. Entries will be accepted through April 13. More information and an application form are available on the library website.

More information about National Library Week can be found on the Booth Library Facebook page or on the library website.


MEDIA CONTACT: Beth Heldebrandt, Booth Library;; 217-581-6064