Media Center prepares for National Library Week

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The media center will participate in National Library Week, which celebrates both school and public libraries, April 13. It ends April 19, with many activities planned throughout, according to media center specialist Bonnie Grimble.

One promotion that Grimble said students should take advantage of is amnesty for late book fines.  According to Grimble, if a student has a late book, he may turn it back in with a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank, a local food pantry.  The fine will be forgiven if students do this.

Freshman Matt Barker said he plans to take advantage of the opportunity. “I think it’s a good idea,” he said. “It’s for a good cause. I’ll definitely (participate).”

Grimble said in the past, this system has been successful.  “We’ve been able to collect bags and bags of food,” she said, “which is especially important in these hard times.”

There are several other plans for National Library Week, including a CHS Staff Day. Check out the Hilite Online calendar for more details.