Monday, April 13, 2015

Whole New (Both the Mulch & NLW Are Here!) View

View of Davis Library around 3:45 PM Monday 4.15.15
We're still celebrating the arrival of spring here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College. It's that time of year when the ground-keeping crew is busier than usual making sure we look good on the outside. And, it's that time of year when Davis Library is busier not only helping students complete research assignments and prepare for final exams, but also with some of its favorite outreach activities.

April 12-18 is National Library Week (NLW), an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) that draws attention to the valuable role libraries, librarians and other library workers play in their community. This year, the same week is used by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate the Week of the Young Child (WOYC), an annual event honoring young children as well as their educators and caregivers. Then, the whole month of April is recognized as National Poetry Month, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.

To acknowledge all of these occasions, Davis Library put up some special displays on the library’s Main Floor. A small exhibit of artwork created preschool-aged children attending the Rio GrandeChild Development Center now hangs near the Davis Library’s Juvenile Collection, which offers both Children and Young Adult Literature books. Close-by is a small display of poetry books for children, many of which are award-winning titles.

Across the way is another display of poetry books. This time, the books featured our from our General Collection, items available for check-out that are normally located in the “2nd Floor Stacks” area on the library’s Top Floor.

This particular display offers information on an upcoming Poetry CafĂ© & Coffee House program being presented by the Friends of the Davis Library and the university’s Acting I (THR 12302) class. This “Open Mike” event begins around 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and everyone is welcome to come drink coffee and share their favorite poems with us.  

Need a poem to read? No problem. We have one last display on the floor featuring more poetry books from our General Collection and also a “Poetree” filled with bookmarks each of which have different poem by a famous poets printed on it. Feel free to take and keep a bookmark with you.

Have any questions about this week’s activities? Please don’t hesitate to “Ask Us!

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