TAMIU’s Library Celebrates
National Library Week with Range of Activities
As part of its observation of National Library Week, Texas A&M International
University’s Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library will host its annual Plant Sale
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 on the TAMIU
green in front of the Library.
An assortment of decorative and unusual plants
will be on hand, including cactuses and succulents from TAMIU head of public
services and associate Librarian John Maxstadt’s private collection. The Laredo
Morning Times featured Maxstadt and his love of plants this past August.
will fund library programs and outreach activities.
The annual plant sale
is just part of several events hosted by the Ad Hoc Committee for National
Library Week 2008.
Other events include:
- A book drive for children’s books which will be held
April 7 through 18.
- The Annual Killam Library Poetry Reading held on Monday,
- A week of overdue fine amnesty in effect April 14 through 18.
The Poetry Reading
will be held from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Great Room on the third floor of
the Library. University faculty, students, staff and members of the community
at large will read original poetry or favorite works from the literary canon.
Persons interested in participating as readers should contact Alejandra Puente,
The book drive will benefit the El Cenizo Public
Library. Children’s books can be donated at the Circulation Counter on the
first floor of Killam Library during regular library hours.
Amnesty for overdue
books and other materials will be available April 14 - 20 and overdue fines
will be waived. This amnesty does not apply to replacement fees for lost or
damaged materials, and it does not apply to materials returned after April
For further information about the TAMIU plant sale, please contact John
Maxstadt, 326-2116, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the children’s
book drive, please contact Celita Borchers, 326-2118, email@example.com
further information on the week of amnesty from overdue book, please contact
Lorenzo Rodriguez, 326-2110, firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests
and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information
Services at email@example.com