Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Operation Write Home

In 2007, Sandy Allnock heard a radio story about a Texas woman who had sent 1,000 cards to her deployed son’s unit.  Troops are often unable to purchase a card to send home for special events or holidays.  Sandy wanted to share some of her home-made cards and soon Operation Write Home was formed.  

Today, care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to deployed soliders, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and arrive in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating “eye candy” for heroes who see only khaki around them.  

The Roberts Library will host an Operation Write Home event on Monday, September 15 in Room 235.  Stop in any time between the hours of 2-4pm and help us create Thanksgiving cards for troops to send messages home to their family and friends.  All supplies will be provided!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome Roadrunners!

The Derrell C. Roberts Library staff will gladly assist library users find their way through the growing maze of information sources. The Derrell C. Roberts Library provides access to an extensive collection of resources and services. This facility houses approximately 135,597 volumes, over 200 current periodical subscriptions, 10,000+ media items, 59,609+ e-books, and is a selective federal government documents repository.

Library users can sequester themselves in a quite corner and enjoy our woodland views. Other resources include small collections of popular titles and children’s award winning literature, small group study rooms which are primarily reserved for groups of two or more students, a break room which is outfitted with vending machines, a Presentation Lab to rehearse and/or record speeches or interviews, and our Learning Commons, a computer lab with 48 workstations for DSC students, staff and faculty.