SC State University Observes National Library Week with an Array of Events

Friday, April 15, 2011

SC State University’s Miller F. Whittaker library is currently recognizing National Library Week. Activities have begun and will continue through Friday, April 15, 2011. This year’s theme is: “Create your own story @ your library.”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and by local libraries across the country every year during the month of April. National Library Week not only pays tribute to libraries as centers of learning; it also gives thanks to local librarians for their knowledge and experience during National Library Workers’ Day observed every year on Tuesday of National Library week.

The following activities have been planned for National Library Week:

Tuesday, April 12
National Library Workers’ Day
“Poetry and Movie Night on the Lawn” with Miller F. Whittaker Library and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
“For Colored Girls”
7 p.m.


Wednesday, April 13
Amnesty Day
Overdue fines will be forgiven for overdue library materials that are returned on this date.  Fines for lost or damaged materials will not be waived.  Graduating seniors with posted fines are not eligible.

Library Winning Wednesday (Prize drawing with prizes awarded every 45 minutes)

Thursday, April 14
Chat with the Dean
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 15
Library Appreciation Drop-In

For more information, contact the Miller F. Whittaker Library at 803-536-7045 or visit the library’s website at