Library plans slate of events for National Library Week

National Library Week is April 14-20.
The Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Misericordia University has scheduled a slate of events to celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20. The theme of the 2013 national celebration is “Communities Matter @ your library,” with events planned to help students and the community learn about the services offered at the library. “National Library Week gives us the chance to make sure our patrons are kept current with information concerning the availability of new innovations and materials the library has to offer,” says event coordinator Colleen P. Newhart, access services manager. “We want them to feel comfortable approaching our staff for assistance and are aware of all the services that are available to them.”

The Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Misericordia University will present “Importance of Keeping Records for Libraries and National Archives,” by William J. Bosanko, chief operating officer (COO) for the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the McGowan Room.

On Tuesday through Thursday, April 16-18, a Book Swap will offer the chance to trade gently used books for others that have been donated.

Members of the Misericordia community have also been invited to tell their personal stories through their shoes at an exhibit entitled, “Walk in My Shoes,” which will be on display on the 2nd floor of the library throughout the week.

“Think Outside the Book,” a workshop on crafting with book pages will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the McGowan Room.

Anyone signing up during the week as a Friend of the Library will be eligible for list of great prizes, including a gift certificate at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and a basket from the Nimble Hill Winery, Tunkhannock, Pa., grandstand tickets to the Pocono 500, Martz Trailways bus tickets to Atlantic City, and tickets to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

Other events throughout the week include a decorating contest for MU clubs and departments, a bake sale and a costume jewelry sale. In addition, an indoor bowling contest, faculty lectures, and a paper airplane contest are scheduled for members of the Misericordia community.

The Misericordia library is named in honor of Mary Kintz Bevevino, a 1987 alumna of the university. Located at the heart of the campus between Mercy Hall and Gildea and McHale Residence Halls, the building encompasses 37,500 square feet and houses stacks for 90,000 volumes. A variety of study environments are available for use, including casual seating, study tables, individual carrels, group study areas and a video viewing room. The library is open to the public.

Additional information on the library and the week’s events is available at, or by contacting Colleen Newhart at (570) 674-3036 or


As part of National Library Week at Misericordia University, the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library staff has scheduled a slate of events. Staff members who participated in the planning, shown from left, are Colleen Newhart, National Library Week coordinator; Jean Dobinick, circulation; Beth Spaciano, acquisitions; Jennifer Luksa, collection resource management; Susan Lazur, senior secretary, and Sameera Redlear, electronic resources librarian.