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Le Moyne College and Soule Branch Public Library Team Up for National Library Week

"Create your own story @ your library"

April 4, 2011

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … The Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College and Soule Branch Public Library will kick off a number of collaborative projects during National Library Week, which begins April 10.

The theme of the week is “Create your own story @ your library.”

“Every day, libraries across the country are helping people create their own unique stories,” said Inga Barnello, community resources librarian at the Falcone Library. “Whether it is by opening a book and exploring distant lands or by learning how to use new technologies to find a job, people at our library are creating new stories for themselves.”

The two libraries will hold library card sign-ups on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12-13, as well as a graffiti wall and questions of the day.

In addition, they will highlight the collaborative and complementary services in place and being planned for the future, such as a joint portal that will provide digital access to both libraries, community and student access to databases and meeting facilities at both, and co-sponsored events. Students in Le Moyne College’s Social Science Research Methods Class are spearheading the action research project by taking leading roles in facilitating the action planning process, assisting with project implementation, and developing and deploying evaluation tools that will measure progress and impact at key milestones during the project development and implementation process.

Also, the Le Moyne social science students are leading the planning phase of an effort to integrate reading activities with two start-up programs at the People in Action After School Program (PiA) at Springfield Gardens. In the Engaged Reading Project, Le Moyne student tutors will create reading activities connected with the creation of a community garden, as well as with the healthy foods/healthy living program at PiA.

A related event occurring after National Library Week is the Le Moyne College Book Club meeting on Wednesday, April 20, from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. “Pope Joan,” by Donna Woolfolk will be discussed and the author will be joining the discussion by phone.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, or Noreen Reale Falcone Library, 1419 Salt Springs Road or call (315) 435-5320 (Soule) or (315) 445-4153 (Falcone).

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posted on: 4/4/2011