Friends : Programs and Events
Programs & Events
Books for Books
You can turn your used books into new books for the college library collection by donating them to the BOOKS FOR BOOKS campaign. All books donated to the Friends of the Library are sold at used book sales to raise funds for library acquisitions. Sales generally take place in late fall or in mid-spring. Since 1998, approximately 500 individuals and groups, including academic and administrative departments on campus, faculty, emeriti, staff, students, parents, alumni, community members, local businesses, have contributed thousands upon thousands of used books to this program. The proceeds have totaled more than $72,500+.
Donations of gently used books, as well as other media including DVDs, CDs and vinyl are accepted year-round. Please bring small donations to the Check-out Desk at the Sojourner Truth Library any
time the library is open. For larger donations please contact us to arrange an appointment to meet us
at our loading dock with a book truck.
For more information about this program or sale announcements, please contact Library Dean’s Office (phone: 845-257-3719; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
To arrange a drop off for large donation please contact William Hennessey (phone: 845-257-3679; email: email@example.com).
Honor with Books
The Honor with Books Program is a way of giving recognition to special people, while simultaneously helping to enrich the Sojourner Truth Library’s collection of books and other learning resources for
SUNY New Paltz students. Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library will place a bookplate in a newly purchased book or books, depending upon your gift amount, and send a copy of the bookplate to the honored party in acknowledgement of your thoughtfulness. To request a brochure please call 845-257-3719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At various times throughout the year the Friends sponsor public talks, used book sales and exhibitions. Some of these events are coupled with special donor recognition receptions to celebrate the “margin
of excellence” that Friends’ contributions make possible at the Sojourner Truth Library. Below are
reports of some recent events.
Annual Dennis O’Keefe Memorial Lectures
Ninth Annual Dennis O’Keefe Memorial Lecture – Linda Greenow, Professor Emerita, Geography & Latin American Studies, spoke on “The Potato and the Personal in Peru” on September 17, 2015.
on “From Editing Newspapers to Editing Books.” September 19, 2013.
peepshow in satire in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe. September 13, 2012.
At New Paltz, spoke on “College and Community in New Paltz and America.” September 21, 2011.
(Link to text of lecture.)
Fourth Annual Dennis O’Keefe Memorial Lecture – Paul C. Huth, Director of Research at Mohonk Preserve, spoke on “A Century of Weather Observation at Mohonk Lake.” September 21, 2010.
Third Annual Dennis O’Keefe Memorial Lecture – Jo Margaret Mano, Associate Professor, Department of Geography at the State University of New York at New Paltz spoke on “A Passion for Maps: Celebrating the Hudson.” September 16, 2009.
Image of Education at New Paltz, 1828-2008.” September 17, 2008.
spoke on “The Role of the University in Society.” October 23, 2007. (Pictured with Chui-chun Lee, Director
of the Sojourner Truth Library.)
“Popping Up Through Time and Space” with Robert Sabuda – April 4, 2012
An Evening with Francine Prose – April 17, 2008
November 7, 2008