Penfield book sale to celebrate National Library Week

Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego will celebrate National Library Week with its annual book sale April 13 through 15.

The book sale will be in the Penfield Library basement, which can be entered through the door on the west side of the building. On Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, the hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The themes this year include “Civic Engagement” and “Global Awareness.”

Civic engagement is a long-term theme for the library, according to Jim Nichols, chair of the book sale committee.

“Libraries are often taken for granted, but day by day, they help transform their communities,” Nichols said, “and libraries can only help the members of their communities when they receive the support of those same communities. We hope our students will support and use libraries throughout their lives.”

Global awareness reflects the theme selected for this year’s National Library Week by the American Library Association: “Worlds connect@your library.”

“Libraries and librarians help students and citizens search, discover and learn from all the worlds of knowledge in print and on the Internet,” Nichols said, “including knowledge about all the other communities with whom we share the globe.”

Visitors from the community may park in lot E-18 during the sale. More information is available by calling 312-4267 and visiting

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(Posted: Mar 31, 2009)