Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2001-02-02

Samford University students are collecting children's and adult books for distribution to community and school libraries.

The project is the focus of Community Service night at the opening performance of Step Sing on Thursday, Feb. 22.

According to project chairman Nicole Thompson, the books will be distributed to the Sayre community library in northwest Jefferson County and to the Jesus Christ Christian School in Ensley.

"Both can make good use of the books," said Thompson, a senior education major from Hoover. She said books for all ages are needed.

The books will be presented to representatives of the Sayre and Jesus Christ Christian School libraries during Step Sing intermission on Thursday.

Step Sing, the annual student music competition, will be held Feb. 22-24. Tickets are available through TicketMaster at (205) 715-6000.

Anyone with books to donate may contact Thompson at (205) 726-7961.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.