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This guide is designed to be used in connection with National Library Week activities at Smiley Memorial Library.

National Library Week

Banner reading "Celebrate National Library Week with Smiley Memorial Library." In the background is a bookshelf.

April 8-12, Smiley Memorial Library will be celebrating National Library Week with games, activities, and contests, so make sure to stop by and the library and check everything out! Programs will include:

  • Photo Caption Contest: Add funny library captions to digitized photos from the CMU Archives and Special Collections!
  • Free Solar Eclipse Glasses: On Monday, April 8 at approximately 1:53 p.m., a partial solar eclipse should be visible from campus. Stop by the Library earlier on that day and pick up a free pair of solar eclipse glasses. The glasses will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis, so make sure to come early!
  • Book Emoji Game: Test your ability to recognize book titles written only with emojis in this 20-question quiz!
  • Blackout Poetry: April is National Poetry Month, so make sure to celebrate by creating blackout poetry! Supplies will be available at the front desk in the Library.
  • Coloring: Coloring sheets will be available in the activity room on the second floor of the library!

Vote for your Favorite Captions!!!

Vote for Your Favorite Entry

Visit our Photo Caption Contest voting form to choose your favorite! The form opens on Thursday, April 11 and will close on Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. The winner will be announced on Monday!

Entries into the Caption Contest

National Library Week Video by George Smiley

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