Events University News — 16 January 2014

Murray State University Libraries’ Book Bonanza for children, originally scheduled for December, has been changed to Thursday, Feb. 13.

The MSU Library has more than 2,000 new children’s books for all ages and wants to give them to local schools and children in need. Local school districts were asked to invite 16 students, grades K-12, to pick out 200 books for their school libraries. The books will be packed and loaded that same day for the students to take them back to their schools. Additionally, Murray State is providing up to $200 toward transportation costs and the office of regional outreach will provide a boxed lunch for everyone attending.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and book “shopping” will begin 10:30 a.m. After students have the opportunity to pick out the books they would like for their school, the group will break for lunch and take a tour of MSU’s campus, weather permitting. Finally at 2 p.m., after each student has received their MSU gift bag, the groups will go back home to share all the new literature they picked out.

For more information on the Book Bonanza event, contact Erin Passmore at or call the Murray State Libraries at 270.809.2230.


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