Celebrating National Library Week at GU-Appleton

Students at the Globe University-Appleton campus were treated to cupcakes and “bookworms” during National Library Week, which took place April 13-17. Many activities took place on campus that students and faculty could interactively participate in.

Librarian Michelle Karbon wanted to make sure students were aware of the many advantages of a library, whether it be public or academic, by hosting activities and displaying faculty/staff book recommendations. She also held a donation drive for C.O.T.S. of Appleton, a local homeless shelter.

One of the activities around campus was interactive poster boards with various literary questions. One question asked: “What do you think about when you hear the word library?” The answers were varied and included answers such as “an escape!”, “a lot of knowledge”, and “perfect place to study.”

Another activity held in the library was “bookish” magnet making, which students loved so much last year that it was requested again this year. “Magnets are an awesome arts & crafts project for any age and make great gifts!” says Karbon. Some of the magnets were even made with old recycled books!

National Library Week also coincides with National Poetry Month, so a display of poetry books and a “Make Your Own Shakespearean Poetry” magnetic poetry board were also available in the library.

About 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 each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.


Students working on magnet making during National Library Week