UNH Students Partner With Durham Library For Book Sale Oct. 16

Contact: Denise Hart
603-862-1426
UNH Media Relations

Oct. 13, 2004



DURHAM, N.H. – Students residing in Williamson Hall at the University of New Hampshire have just added a few more books to their lives – about 2000.

The first-year students developed a community service partnership with the Durham Public Library one year ago, offering their time, talents and energy to help the library better serve the community. The residence halls at UNH are each partnering with a community agency for a long-term relationship as part of their focus on service learning.

At first, the students assisted with book inventories and other administrative tasks but they wanted to do more. Karen Newton, Williamson Hall director, let the library know they were ready for bigger projects this year and staff suggested organizing and running the book sale fundraiser.

“The students are organizing the sale and providing all the muscle power to move the books, which are donated by community members,” says Newton. “We’re looking forward to making this event a big success.”

The library’s fall book sale takes place Saturday, October 16, 2004, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Williamson Hall, located at 24 Williamson Drive on the university’s Durham campus. Visitors may park without a permit in the B parking lot, which is on McDaniel Drive off Mill Road, to attend the sale.