April 13-19 is National Library Week. To celebrate this special week, Globe University-Appleton’s Librarian Michelle Karbon planned some fun ways the campus will recognize National Library Week.
“National Library Week is a week dedicated to honoring the nation’s libraries and to promote awareness that libraries are still out there, and we still have much to offer. It also encourages the community to tell their story about how a library has changed their lives,” shared Michelle.
How is Globe University-Appleton celebrating National Library Week?
Michelle told me, “Globe University-Appleton is celebrating National Library Week because I want students to be aware that there is more to a library than computers and Google. There are still many students and faculty that don’t realize the information and materials that I have in the library.”
In fact, Michelle shared with me three things you probably didn’t even know about our own library.
- The Appleton campus has over 2,000 printed materials in the library. There are also over 100,000 ebook titles in our library system.
- Take a Book, Leave a Book. There is an ongoing donation area of books that someone can take to read or leave a book for donation. There are also crosswords and word searches that were donated for you to use.
- During midterms and finals, there are always stress-relieving activities in the library for those that want to forget about studying for a while!
In recognition of this week, Michelle organized several activities to create awareness about what our own library has to offer. Be sure to stop by the library anytime, but especially this week to participate in the fun events going on! There is a “Who is Reading this Book” contest, a special donation drive for COTS, a fun craft project, prizes to be won, and much more. Come celebrate National Library Week with us to show appreciation for all that our libraries and library workers do for us!