Campbell to hold Edible Book Festival, other events in honor of National Library Week April 15-19

April 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Campbell to hold Edible Book Festival, other events in honor of National Library Week April 15-19

BUIES CREEK – Campbell University’s Wiggins Memorial Library will mark National Library Week 2013 April 15 to 19 by holding a variety of events throughout the week that support the theme “Community Matters.”

One of the highlights of the week will be the return of the Edible Book Festival on Monday, April 15, from noon to 2 p.m., when Campbell students, faculty and staff will work individually or in groups to create an “edible book” inspired by literature. New this year will be a Poetry Jam on Tuesday, April 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., when students, faculty and staff can read their original poems or those of their favorite poets. The week will also feature a scavenger hunt, a “READ” photo session, a game night and workshops; and donated books, DVDs and CDs will be collected throughout the week at the Circulation Desk and be given to area prisons for distribution to individuals who are incarcerated.

“The events we are hosting during National Library Week allow us to actively engage the Campbell community and pique students’ curiosity and exploration of library resources,” said Brooke J. Taxakis, reference and instruction librarian at Wiggins, and Elizabeth Dobbins, circulation manager at Wiggins, in a joint statement. “While some students may only come in to the library for a quiet study space or to check out a DVD, we want them to get to know their librarians and utilize our broad collection of resources, like personalized research consultations or workshops on navigating databases and citations.

“Yes, we are an academic library; but we’re the students' library, and we want every student to feel comfortable using it.”

A full list of the library’s activities during National Library Week follows:

Monday, April 15

Edible Book Festival

Noon to 2 p.m.

Wiggins Library, 24-Hour Study Area

Create an “edible book” as an individual or with a group that is inspired by your favorite tale, a pun on a famous title, or a reflection of your group’s mission and values. All entries will be exhibited and voted on, and winners will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card. Voters receive door prizes. Enter your own creation or come vote on the best entries! Cake will be provided for all participants and judges. Entry forms are due by midnight on April 14. For more information and an entry form, visit or see a librarian. | View photos of last year’s Edible Book Festival

Tuesday, April 16

Poetry Jam

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Outside Wiggins Memorial Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month during National Library Week. Read an original or a favorite poem. Leave on in chalk on the Wiggins walk. Or just come soak up the poetic vibe. Attendees will receive door prizes and refreshments.

Wednesday, April 17

I’m graduating. What does the library offer?

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Wiggins Library, Room 312

In this workshop, explore NC Live resources accessible after graduation, from auto repair to career, job and test preparation.

Thursday, April 18

Hidden Treasures: Unique electronic resources

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Wiggins Library, Room 312

Streaming video, map utilities, e-books, and online music are all offered by Wiggins. Come see a quick exploration of what lies beyond the books and journals.

Friday, April 19

Game Night

6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

First- and second-floors Wiggins

Wiggins Memorial Library once again hosts Game Night, now a campus tradition. Bring your friends or come solo and meet new people playing childhood classics, popular board and card games, and all of the latest video gaming systems. Snacks and drinks provided. | View photos of last year’s Game Night

Weeklong events

Library Challenge

In an epic, weeklong library-themed scavenger hunt, compete individually or in a team for a Barnes & Noble gift card. The challenge kicks off on Monday, April 15, so stop by the Research Assistance desk for details and your first clue. Then keep hunting until Thursday, April 18. Prizes announced on Friday, April 19.

Say Cheese! Free “READ” Photo Sessions

Drop by the Curriculum Materials and Media Center on the third floor in Wigigns to have your picture taken with your favorite book! You later will receive a personalized Wiggins Library “READ” poster.

Fine Forgiveness

Join us in supporting our community by donating new or gently used books, DVDs, or CDs (Christian materials preferred). These materials will be donated to prisons for use by inmates through Christian Library International. One item donated is the equivalent of $5.00 in overdue fine forgiveness. Donate your items at the Wiggins Memorial Library’s Circulation Desk, or see a librarian for details.

Like Campbell University Libraries on Facebook

Like the “Campbell University Libraries” page on Facebook during National Library Week for a chance to win a $5.34 Subway gift card. (That’s a $5 footlong on us!) 

Photo: One of the winning entries in the Edible Book Festival hosted by Wiggins Memorial Library last year was inspired by Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham."  (Photo courtesy of Wiggins Memorial Library)