Who doesnʻt like the library? Come celebrate National Library Week

Photo of library plus text about National Library week, an annual survey, and photo contest

The James & Abigail Campbell Library will be celebrate National Library Week beginning Monday, April 8, with a series of events intended to celebrate the library and recognize its contributions to the campus community.

Events planned included free coffee and snacks with librarians, a poetry reading, a performance by the Honolulu Brass Quintet, and more.

National Libraries Week is an annual celebration calling attention to the role libraries and librarians play in communities, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. The James & Abigail Campbell Library has events scheduled throughout the week.  

The library also is using the occasion to collect canned goods for the Hawaiʻi Foodbank’s 30th annual food drive: Under its Food for Fines program, you won’t have to make an overdue payment.  You can bring in a can of food for each $1 owed. The program ends May 3.

Additionally, the library is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its updated website with a photo contest for images taken of the library (interior and exterior shots accepted). The winning entrant will receive $100 gift card and have their photo used as the main image on the library’s site.  There are also $10 printing cards being awarded.

There also will be an online survey with participants being given the option of entering a drawing for a $50 gift card.  The survey will provide library staff with feedback on how their doing and will be available starting Monday on the libraryʻs website.

The library events include:

  • Monday: Coffee & Treats with Library Peeps.  This is a chance to have a cup of coffee and a snack with one of the library’s great staff.  10 a.m. to noon, library lobby.
  • Monday: “Brass in Song, Madrigals and Hymns,” a performance by the Honolulu Brass Quintet that’s presented by Chamber Music Hawaiʻi. The performance will cover music from the past five centuries and is free for students with ID.  7 p.m., first floor of library.
  • Tuesday: Coffee & Treats with Library Peeps. Couldn’t make it to Monday’s kaffeeklatsch? Here’s another chance to meet the library staff from 10 a.m. to noon in the lobby.
  • Tuesday:  Midnight deadline to turn in photos for the library’s photo contest.
  • Thursday: “What We Must Remember” poetry reading. A reading of poems by four poets. Here’s a video of a similar reading at Leeward Community College: https://youtu.be/FccFTr831H0, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., libraryʻs second-floor exhibition area.
  • Friday: Photo contest winner announcement.
Image courtesy of UHWO Staff