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National Library Week: April 10-16, 2011   Leave a comment

National library week began in 1958 as a national observance of libraries across the country, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). It began in the mid-1950s after research showed that Americans were spending less time with books and more time on radios, televisions, and musical instruments. The ALA and the American Book Publishers responded by creating an organization in 1954 called the National Book Committee. By 1957 the committee developed a national plan for a library week hoping to encourage more people to read and thus support their local library. In 1959, the ALA voted National Library Week to be an annual celebration. In 1974, the ALA assumed full sponsorship of the annual event. Taking place each April, National Library week is a chance to celebrate all of the contributions that libraries and library staff have made in our nation while encouraging continued support for the library. During National Library week, libraries of all kind including public, academic, school and special collectively participate.
Within the each national library week, other celebrations take place that include, National Library Workers Day (usually celebrated on the Tuesday of national library week), National Bookmobile Day (celebrated the Wednesday of national library week), and Support Teen Literature Day, (celebrated on the Thursday of national library week).
As part of the Harper College Library’s celebration of national library week, the library conducted Library Snapshot Day, 2011.  Included are over thirty pictures that capture a typical day at the Harper College Library. Feel free to explore the different pictures taken of the Harper College Library by clicking on the picture you want to see for a larger image. Have fun exploring and we at the Harper College Library will see you later! –Nick Hyten, Harper College Library practicum student

Posted April 20, 2011 by Michele Ukleja in news

Congratulations to Edible Book Contest Winners!!   Leave a comment

Here are Harper College Library’s 3rd annual Edible Book Contest winners:

Most Popular: Starship Troopers by Cheyne Hanoski









Best Pun: Little Bo Peep by Carol Thomas









Best Children’s Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Monica Vallenos








Most Literary: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Callan Evans and Meaghan Foley









Best Adult Book: Under the Tuscan Sun by Erin Zitsch and Allison Wouters





Posted November 22, 2010 by Michele Ukleja in news

FUEL, Film & Discussion with the Filmmakers   Leave a comment

On October 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM in Building E, Room E106, there will be a showing of “Fuel”  followed by lecture/discussion with the filmmakers.

Harper College Library owns the DVD of FUEL you can borrow (please click the image below):

Posted October 19, 2010 by Nicholas Lim in news

17th Annual Young Readers Book Drive   Leave a comment

For the month of October, the Harper College Library will be collecting books for donation to South Campus, a local 1st – 12th grade therapeutic day school for students with special needs.

You can help to enrich their classroom environment with donations of new and gently used children’s and young adult books. Please bring the books to the Library or to the donation boxes in the Division Offices on campus.

Call the Library for more info 847-925-6584.

“There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Posted October 4, 2010 by Marni in news

“Extreme Storm Chasing” with Discovery Channel’s Reed Timmer   Leave a comment

Next week, Tuesday on October 5, Reed Timmer, the host of “Extreme Storm Chasing” will be on campus. For more information, click here. Harper College Library owns two DVDs related to this topic. Please check these out:

Tornado Glory and Hunt for the Supertwister

Posted September 29, 2010 by Nicholas Lim in news


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