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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007

City library to hold book scavenger hunt through end of May

To showcase some of its new reference resources, the Decatur Public Library will have an information scavenger hunt from now until May 31.

Reference librarians have 10 questions that can be answered using the new materials.

Participants must find
the answers in the new books and note the book and page number.

Everyone who correctly answers the questions will be eligible for a drawing for $100 provided by the Friends of the Library.

Five other winners will receive posters.

The new materials update and expand the reference collection.

Some current topics such as forensic science, hate crimes, wetlands, organ transplants and Internet history were unavailable before the upgrade.

Multi-volume sets

In addition, many resources now have multi-volume sets: The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature; American Civil Rights and Liberties; USA in Space; Multiethnic American Literature; Exploring Tech Careers; and Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders.

The Library Services and Technology Act provided $10,000 to buy the reference materials through the Alabama Public Library Service.

The Decatur Public Library is at Lee Street and Sixth Avenue Northeast.

It is open Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information call 353-2993.

Paul Huggins

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