…Extended Library Hours on Fridays!

 15 days! That’s how many days are left before the spring semester is officially over. This means you likely have papers to write, research assignments to complete, and collaborative group projects to ‘square up’. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back!

In order to accommodate student need for additional research and study time, the Cato Campus Library – CT 250 will be open on Friday, April 29 & May 1, from 8am to 12noon. 

The law library will be open regular hours, including 9am -1pm on Saturday, through May 7. 

Need a space for collaborative group projects and/or study?  Sign up in the library to reserve time in the group study room – CT270.

 The Cato Library Services Team enjoyed assisting you with your information and research needs and wishes you success! To those of you graduating and off to ‘greener pastures’, Congratulations!

Owe $$ (Fines) for overdue library materials? We’re “forgiving” them!

Starting Monday, April 25 through May 26, the CPCC Libraries are waiving library fines for overdue library materials that you return; and for outstanding fines owed for materials previously returned.  

Pretty sweet, eh? We agree! Taking advantage of this opportunity is simple: Bring in some of the priority food items  to help us fill our food barrels and we’ll waive fines. All materials must be returned in good condition. Sorry, this deal excludes waiving of replacement fees for lost and damaged materials.

No overdue books or outstanding fees? You can still bring in food items. Last semester during our Amnesty- “fine forgiveness” Campaign, the CPCC Libraries collected approximately 706 pounds of food for the local Loaves and Fishes food pantries. In order for us to exceed this number, we need your participation.

Bring ‘em on in… we look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

April showers bring flowery words…and candy!

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out new titles like The 100 Best African American Poems, edited by Nikki Giovanni.  Grab a piece of candy and add words to make a new verse in our poem.  We’ll keep track of it daily and at the end of the month, we’ll put it all together and share our Cato poem.  After a few days, it’s already taking shape:

Her cloudlike dreams must be visions of silence, told while crimson leaves play under trees, never really silent as life spirals through the world without ground.  Where the soul is wise, a moment would be sad.  A fool always does smile with quiet sadness…

While you’re munching on jelly beans and creating epic poetry, please take a moment to celebrate National Library Week.  Share your favorite library moments or just tell us what we’re doing right (let’s save what we’re doing not-so-right for the other 51 weeks of the year).