Friday, February 27, 2015

Meet Our Student Workers: Layla


Where are you from?
Montebello, VA

What are you studying?
Theatre!

Favorite book?
Catcher in the Rye

Favorite TV show?
Doctor Who

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
The atmosphere of quiet learning. The sight and smell of books. All the cozy corners.

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
The salads!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last chance to submit your research paper to win $$$!!!


This week is your last chance to win cash for a paper you've already written! One freshman, sophomore, and junior student can win $100 each for submitting a paper written between January 1st and December 31st 2014. Papers must be written for a class at Mary Baldwin and use substantial library-based resources.

The deadline is this Friday, February 27th, 2015. For more information, visit the Grafton library website.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Meet Our Student Workers: Haley


Where are you from?
Richmond, Virginia

Favorite book?
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite TV show?
Orphan Black

Favorite Song?
Peach, Plum, Pear by Joanna Newsom

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
The pretty mountains.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Meet Our Student Workers: Ashley


Where are you from?
Silver Springs, Nevada

What are you studying?
Social Work

Favorite song?
Just Like Heaven--The Cure

Best thing about working at Grafton Library?
The smell of books!

Favorite thing about Mary Baldwin College?
The faculty and staff!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Have a Blind Date with a Book this Valentines Day!

Whatever your plans are for Valentines Day, consider stopping by Grafton this week to pick up a masked book.


Until Friday afternoon, you can choose a book to read based on only librarian chosen descriptors. The Blind Date with a Book display is located on top of the Bestseller book shelf near the stained glass window on Grafton's main floor. Feel free to flip the book open to get a feel for the narrator's voice. Books are covered so that you can read them without knowing the title or author until you're finished, or you can rip the cover off after you've checked the book out to see which title you chose.

Looking for something specific? Don't worry, most of the bestseller titles are uncovered and waiting for you in their normal spot. Unclaimed blind-book dates will be unwrapped and returned to the bestseller collection at the end of the week, so take advantage of this display while it lasts.