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2019 Winning Subject

Winning Subject: Best Selling Young Adult Novels

THANK YOU! The students at Southeast have voted and with 17 votes out of a total of 66 cast, Best Selling Young Adult Novels has won this year’s “What Would You Like to Read About?” award. $3,000 will be spent to purchase new materials in this area for addition to the Kent Library collection. Please keep your eye out for announcements on when the new materials will be available in early spring 2020. Coming in second place was Sports History with 12 votes and Mythology and Fables with 10. Thank you to everyone who nominated a subject and took the time to vote. If you have an idea of for a subject area, keep it in mind for fall 2020 when nominations open up!

For questions, please contact Randyn Heisserer-Miller, Acquisitions Coordinator, at 573-651-2073 or

What Would You Like to Read About?

Kent Library introduces Mississippi Mugs

Mississippi Mugs is now open on the main floor of Kent Library, and offers affordable hot and cold beverages as well as an assortment of snacks. A rewards program is available for visitors to receive a free hot beverage after purchasing 10. Hours are 4pm-11pm, Sunday through Thursday ; 9am-Noon on Friday ; 12:30pm-4:30 pm on Saturday. For an updated list of menu items, please click here.

Preserving Local Veterans' History

“Preserving Local Veterans’ History” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The event is free and open to all area veterans.

Veterans are invited to visit with Southeast Missouri State University historians and archivists about the best way to preserve their service-related documents and memorabilia, such as discharge documents, uniforms, letters to and from home, photographs, and local souvenirs collected while abroad.

For further information, please contact Roxanne Dunn, Special Collections & Archives Librarian at Kent Library at (573)-986-7446 or

Reading Recs

Looking for something new to read? Wonder what the library has to offer? Check out our “Reading Recs!” Each month Kent Library will post a themed list of books recommended by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, offering you new and exciting reading options. Check out the current list! You can also suggest books or future themes.