National Library Week


BETHANY, W.Va. – National Library Week is a time of the year when people celebrate their library workers and contributions and promote their library in a good light. This event takes place on April 12 and lasts until April 15.

This year, T.W. Phillips Memorial Library participated in this fun affair to help increase students at Bethany College with the library engagement. During Bethany’s national library week, many fun activities took place that the students were very happy about.

On Monday, April 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the library offered Pop In for Poetry. Here, students could eat popcorn and listen to faculty members and students read poems aloud.

On Wednesday, April 15 starting at 8 a.m. the library celebrated Patron Appreciation Day. The library ordered fourteen dozen donuts to give out to students studying or doing homework in the library. The students seemed to enjoy this day the most, and the donuts were gone quickly.

On Friday, April 17, it was Library Happy Hour. This event started at 4 p.m. and ended around 5:30 p.m. Here, you could drink “mocktails” and listen to Bethany staff member Tom Furbee sing and play guitar. It was a great evening for everyone who joined in.


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