Celebrate National Library Week with edible books, gaming, and more!
National Library Week poster
April 11 – 15th is National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country. This is a time to remind others about the contributions libraries and librarians make to our communities.
Every day, libraries across the country help you to enhance your life. Whether you are opening a new book, learning about new technologies, finding research help, or meeting up with friends after a long day, libraries are here to provide the space and resources for you to succeed. What makes libraries unique is access to trained professionals—librarians—who help people find and interpret the information they need to make a difference in their lives.
Help us celebrate National Library Week by attending the different events scheduled below:
Calendar of Events
Food for Fines: (ALL WEEK LONG)
Do you have library fines that you would like to get rid of? Would you like to help the hungry? If so, come to the library this week for Food for Fines. Donate food for the hungry and have library fines forgiven. Here are the rules:
- Donated items may not be past the expiration date, dented, or in poor condition
- Items must be more than a single serving
- Donated items are used for overdue fines only and cannot be used for lost or damaged book fees
- The Library reserves the right to refuse any item
All goods will be donated to a local Conway food bank.
Tell us Your Story video station: (ALL WEEK LONG)
We set up a do-it-yourself video station on the first floor of the library near the main entrance. This is an electronic platform for students to express themselves, so think of it as your blank canvas. We want to hear a little about you and your thoughts about Kimbel Library, or just whatever comes to mind.. Of course, we ask you to keep it PG. Directions for using the video station will be posted next to the computer. Have fun!
Monday, April 11th
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Edible Book Festival
Yertle the Turtle edible book.
This is a festival that celebrates all things literary and culinary. Coastal Carolina University faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit their own creations.
Edible books are all or partially edible representations of any written work. They can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a scene or a character in a book, reproduce a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general.
Submissions will be displayed in the library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. while students vote for their favorite edible book. Student votes double as a raffle ticket to win an iPod Shuffle. Cake will be served for all to enjoy. Looking for some ideas? Check out photos of edible books from the Seattle Edible Book Festival: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frybooks/
Tuesday, April 12th
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Study Serenade
A musician from the school of music will perform a variety of soft guitar music for everyone’s enjoyment. So, come to the first floor of the library and listen to some soothing music while studying for that upcoming final exam.
Wednesday, April 14th
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Java Jabber
Kimbel Library is teaming up with Tea and Ethics to spark a lively discussion about your online privacy. Popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter allow everyone to communicate with great ease and freedom. However, with that freedom comes the responsibility to protect personal information, reputations, and digital footprints. A "digital footprint" specifically describes the trail one leaves online. Social networking makes creating this footprint simple, but removing it can be extremely difficult. Join library and philosophy faculty as they discuss the difficulties of living privately in the information age.
A $50 gift certificate to Walmart will be given away as a door prize.
Thursday, April 15th
8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Game Night
Photo from the 2010 game night event at Kimbel Library.
Attention all gamers! The library will hold a StarCraft II tournament. StarCraft II is a science fiction online strategy game. Those interested in participating are encouraged to bring their own laptops and any additional gear. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place gamers.
In addition to the tournament, four large screens will be used for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. There will also be board games, card games, and puzzles. Participants are encouraged to bring their own games to play, or use games provided by the library.
Free snacks will also be provided.