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Several special events, including a book sale, are scheduled at the University of Wisconsin-Stout library to mark National Library Week, which is April 15-19.
The library is in the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center, 315 10th Ave. E.
The book sale will be held in room 106 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18. The sale will include videos, magazines and other materials, especially educational materials, textbooks, reference materials and dictionaries. All items will be 25 cents.
• Monday through Friday in the lobby, visitors can help complete a giant crossword puzzle. Individual crossword puzzles also will be available, including puzzles from 1930s editions of the student newspaper, the Stoutonia, thanks to University Archives.
• Monday through Friday in the lobby, visitors can have their photo taken in a photo booth and have some fun with props that will be supplied. Photos can be shared on the library’s Facebook page and Twitter account, and those who share will be entered in a prize drawing.
• Friday at 10 a.m. in the library, all children up to age 3 are invited for story time and activities. They can join other children from the campus Child and Family Study Center. National Library Week also is the Week of the Young Child.
To kick off the week, a reception will be held at 10 a.m. Monday on the fourth floor for the Barnard Outstanding Service Award. This year’s winner is Josh Steans, of Menomonie, who works in circulation and interlibrary loan.
The award, supported by the David P. Barnard Family Endowment and the Stout University Foundation, was established to recognize a library employee who provides exceptional service.