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National Library Week is set for April 10-16

National Library week this year will be celebrated during the week of April 10-16.   

National Library Week theme

National Library Week theme

The A.C. Lewis Memorial Library on the campus of Grambling State has planned a week of activities in line with the theme, “Libraries Transform”. 

The following activities are all held in the A.C. Lewis Memorial Library. For more information, please contact Cecilia Iwala at 318-274-3368 or

Monday, April 11

ν Proclamation of National Library Week 2016

ν Free Fine Week (hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday) 

ν The patron who returns 50 or more books that were checked out from the due date of Feb. 29, 2016, or earlier will receive a prize (excluding library faculty and staff). 

ν April 10-13 features questions for GSU students: Test of Library Research Knowledge (entries should be emailed to Cecilia Iwala at

Tuesday, April 12

ν The public is invited to a book signing and review beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the library lobby. Guest authors include GSU assistant English professor, Dr. Evelyn Wynn; GSU Educational Leadership professor, Dr. Vernon Farmer; and GSU alumnus Bryant Purvis, member of the “Jena 6” and author of My Story as a Jena 6.

ν National Library Worker’s Appreciation Day

(This is the day to show your appreciation to library staff at GSU)

Wednesday, April 13

From 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in Library Room 174:

ν Library Staff Appreciation Day/Luncheon at  1:30 p.m. (an invitation only event)

ν Announcement of library’s event sponsors/promoters

Thursday, April 14

ν Contest results will be announced from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., and prizes will be awarded.

ν T-Shirt Day

Friday, April 15, 2016

ν Free Fine Week ends at 12:30 p.m.