OSU Institute of Technology is recognizing National Library Week with a weeklong schedule of activities for students, faculty and staff to participate for pre-finals week.
National Library Week, an annual celebration of libraries and librarians, is April 7-13 and will include board games, puzzles, coloring sheets and other daily surprises as well as free refreshments at 9 a.m. each day. This week serves as a way to raise awareness of everything libraries can do for patrons.
Monday’s theme is Hugs and Kisses – Your OSUIT Library staff loves you! Stop by the library to guess the number of Hugs and Kisses in the jar to win the jar of candy.
The 13th Annual Poet’s Live! Poetry ready will take place on Tuesday. Special guest Chef Aaron Ware, instructor from the School of Culinary Arts, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event. Readings will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the ONG Lounge in the Student Union. The first 10 poets who sign up to read will receive a $15 OSUIT Bookstore gift certificate. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 5, at midnight. Contact the Library for more information on signing up.
“The Poet’s Live! Poetry ready is super special,” said Kristin Pickett, emerging technologies and instruction librarian. “The reading is always a blast and will be even more amazing this year because Chef Ware is emceeing. He said he has cooked up some additions and we can’t wait to see him host this event!”
On Wednesday you can play Where’s Pete? Head over to the library to find a 3D printed Pistol Pete hidden somewhere in the library and win a prize. He will be hiding all day long for more Cowboys to find him.
Thursday is the Inspiration Station. Try your hand at arts and crafts or techie inventions. The week will end Friday with Amnesty Day. All regular, non-replacement, fines and fees will be forgiven and wiped from your account if you ask for amnesty from a front desk library employee. Eligible fines and fees will include any accrued from March 1 – April 12.
“This is the main library event of the year for us,” said Jenny Duncan, director of the OSUIT Library. “These events, which occur during pre-finals week, lend themselves to some time off from studying and provide some stress relief for our students.”
Contact the library for more information on any of the events.