Friday, April 24, 2015

Meet our Student Workers: Allie


Where are you from?
Youngsville, New York

What are you studying?
I am double majoring in Political Science and Marketing Communication.

Favorite TV show?
Parks and Recreation

Favorite book?
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Freidan

Favorite quote?
"Failure is impossible." --Susan B. Anthony

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
My favorite thing about working at Grafton Library is learning a little bit about all kinds of subjects. I love to chat with patrons who are checking in and out books to find out why they chose those books and for what purpose.

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
My favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College is the faculty and staff who work so hard to provide students with the comfort and resources that are necessary to achieve their future dreams and goals.

April is National Poetry Month

Are you in need of a short work to bust your study blues? National Poetry Month is the perfect time to find a new favorite work of literature without the serious time commitment that a novel requires. Be sure to check out the Poetry display on the main floor of Grafton this month! There are selections ranging from familiar favorites, such as William Wordsworth, E.E. Cummings, and Emily Dickinson, to some lesser known poets. The display will also feature guides on how to read poetry (and write your own!), as well as some informational texts on a wide range of poets. So, take a break from your study blues and be sure to check out the poetry display!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Meet our Student Workers:Mariah


Where are you from?
Snow Hill, MD

What are you studying?
French/Education BA/MAT

Favorite TV show?
Game of Thrones

Favorite book?
The Book Thief

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
Bringing order to chaotic stacks.

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
All of our squirrely friends and traditions.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy National Library Workers Day!

This week is National Library week! Celebrate by thanking your library workers for National Library Workers Day. 

Photo copyright Quinn Dombrowski
Librarians, Paralibrarians, staff and student staff all work hard at your college and local public libraries to make materials and resources available to you. As you finish your final projects and return your books, thank your library staff!

When you look for summer reading, don't forget about your local public library. You can read as many books as you like for free, and library staff will suggest more books you might like. All you have to do is ask!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Meet our Student Workers: Sarah


Where are you from?
Fluvanna, Virginia

What are you studying?
I have a major in history and minor in education, seeking licensure in elementary education.

Favorite TV show?
Game of Thrones

Favorite quote?
"You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are."--Sierra Boggess

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
The atmosphere is great and the staff is wonderful!

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
How easy it is to get involved.