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Stillwater Reads To Kill A Mockingbird

Free books to campus community

September 18, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The OSU Library and Stillwater Public Library are hosting a series of public book discussions and special events based on the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

“This is an opportunity to be a part of a great city wide effort,” OSU Librarian Karen Neurohr said. “The special events coming up will be fun and enlightening.”

The Friends of the OSU Library donated 100 copies of the book for the on-campus book groups. The Stillwater Public Library Trust donated 100 books for other Stillwater groups. These limited copies are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for book discussion registrants.

Public book discussions are scheduled throughout the fall at locations around Stillwater. There will be an on-campus discussion Oct. 1 at noon in the Tompkins-McCollom Study Room, Edmon Low Library.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to form their own reading groups as well. Participants select the date, time and place. Free books and discussion questions will be provided. The OSU Library is also offering a study room, refreshments and a discussion leader for registered groups, if needed.

“One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads To Kill a Mockingbird” is a collaborative effort designed to build community and promote literacy through shared activities. Other community partners planning events include OSU Allied Arts, The Sheerar Museum and OSU Student Union Activities Board.

For more information on other "Stillwater Reads To Kill a Mockingbird" events and discussions, visit www.library.stillwater.org or call the Stillwater Public Library, 405-372-3633, or the OSU Library, 405-744-2376.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall09/freebook.htm
Last Updated: 10 March 2010