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National Library Week Will Connect Worlds at DeTamble Library

Laurinburg, NC, April 11, 2009 --( DeTamble Library will kick off its annual National Library Week celebration on the campus of St. Andrews Presbyterian College on Tuesday with a variety of events designed to celebrate the theme, “Worlds connect @ your library.”

“Every day, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and businesses help transform their communities,” said Library Director Rita Dursi Johnson. “At our library, students come to do research with the assistance of a trained professional and to attend classes which are held in the facility. Staff members come to check our leisure reading materials and find resources on consumer, health and other issues of interest. Members of the faculty come to attend programs such as the library-sponsored faculty brown-bag lunches and to order research materials through interlibrary loan. We welcome members of the community to use DeTamble Library's resources to pursue their interest and do research of their own.”

Activities for National Library Week begin with the annual book sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Books will be on display outside the library, weather permitting, until 5 p.m. that day. All are welcome to browse through the books for purchase and enjoy the complimentary lemonade and cookies. While the books will move to the foyer of the library, the sale will continue through 5 p.m. on Friday.

The public is also invited to attend the library's final event in the Semi-Centennial Sketches - St. Andrews through the Years history series on Thursday. The four-part series, designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the articles of incorporation for St. Andrews, has included a variety of panelists sharing their perspective on different aspects of the event.

Participants for this panel discussion will be Associate Professor of History and Chair of the History Department David Herr '91, Dean of Students Marti Newbold '76, Vice President for Administration Glenn Batten '90 and College President Paul Baldasare '77. The seminar begins with a reception at 4 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 4:30.

First sponsored in 1959, National Library Week is a national observance each April sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. National Library Week celebrates the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.

For more information, visit DeTamble Library on the St. Andrews Presbyterian College campus, call 910-277-5049 or visit the library's website at

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College
An innovative and bold academic venture to an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship have marked the distinctive character of St. Andrews. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews Online.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to

About The Learning House, Inc.
In early 2008, St. Andrews Presbyterian College initiated a partnership with The Learning House, Inc. to assist in the development and unveiling of its online campus. The Learning House is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities offer and manage their online education programs. The company provides a total online campus solution to each of its clients, including online course development and publishing, learning management system customization and hosting, online program marketing, 24/7 technology support, faculty and staff training, online education infrastructure and consulting. The Learning House provides online learning services to more than 60 accredited institutions of higher education. For more information about the company, please visit

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