Breakfast for Books Sept. 27 at Watson Library

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NATCHITOCHES – The staff at Northwestern State University’s Eugene P. Watson Library will host Breakfast for Books in which patrons can drop off new and gently-used books for children ages 5-15.  Donors can stop by Watson Library from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 and for each donation will receive a donut and water bottle.  Monetary donations are also welcome.

Breakfast for Books is a continuation of the Forks Up for Literacy project initiated by NSU First Lady Jennifer Maggio. Maggio and NSU volunteers collected more than 2,000 books during a book drive held in tandem with tailgating festivities prior to NSU’s first home football game. The drive was so successful that volunteers will man a book drop-off location at Collins Pavilion from 2-3 p.m. prior to home games for the rest of the season.  Books will be distributed to schools and youth centers throughout the region.

Watson Library has also set up a drop box for books near the Circulation Desk for donors who would like to drop off books during operating hours.  Hours are 7:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday.  During the upcoming Fall Break, hours will be 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Sept. 29, closed Saturday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 1, and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2-3. Regular hours will resume Oct. 4.

For more information on the Forks Up for Literacy campaign, email maggioj@nsula.edu.  For information on the Breakfast for Books or the Watson Library drop-off site, email Debbie Huntington, head of Collection Development and Cataloging, at huntingtond@nsula.edu.