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Wicker Launches Third Annual Book Donation Program

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 25, 2018

Portion of Senate Collection Will Go to Mississippi Libraries

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today launched his third annual book donation program for Mississippi libraries. The donated books come from the Library of Congress (LOC) Surplus Book program and Wicker’s personal collection.

“This program has been a success the past two years,” Wicker said. “Last year, my office delivered over 1,000 books to Mississippi’s libraries. These materials are put to much better use in our communities, and I hope to collect many more for our libraries this year.”

Wicker hopes to promote literacy and bring attention to the availability of books through the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program.

The LOC receives more than 20,000 items per day, with only half of this material retained for the LOC’s permanent collection.  Excess books are available to educational institutions, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, or state and local public agencies.  The collection includes paper, hardback, and large print books, audio and video recordings, and maps.  These items cover subjects such as the humanities, history, social sciences, education, and science.

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Senator Roger Wicker Press Release


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: