Fall Break Bucketlist

fall leaves

For many students, fall break is a chronological indicator that the semester is half-way over. You’ve worked hard and really need a break. We understand! Below are a few ideas of things to do:

  • Take a trip to the mountains to view the fall colors {come see April in the library if you want some highcountry hiking suggestions}
  • Volunteer at a local charitable organization {share the love}
  • Visit a pumpkin patch {which will apparently cost us about 50% more this year}
  • Come to the library to catch up on homework or finish your research paperwe’ll be open! {The Cato Campus Library (CT250) will open on Tuesday, October 11, from 9am-6pm}

For additional information regarding hours of operation for Central and other campus libraries, and for access to online library resources and services, check out our library website.

Regular operating hours will resume, Wednesday, October 12. Enjoy your break responsibly!

Save the Date {Oct. 19th, to be exact}


apple and piggy bank on top of books

The Cato Libraries Open House and Book sale will be held on  Wednesday, Oct 19th from 10am-1pm. Stop in the libraries during this time to meet staff, check out our collection, enjoy some light refreshments, and enter a drawing for a chance to win prizes.  Typically, the book sale occurs only at Central campus but this year, each campus library is having individual sales and the Cato libraries need your help!  We’re asking for donations of gently used books, DVDs, children’s books, etc., through Tuesday, October 18th. Items may be brought to the library in CT250.  The proceeds from the book sale benefit the United Way Campaign and Library Scholarship Fund.   Please come out and support YOUR campus libraries and fundraising endeavors.

Free Money for School (no seriously, it’s free)

Girl carrying books in library

The CPCC Library Scholarship awards two $500 scholarships to students each semester to help cover books and/or tuition.  These awards are made possible through library fundraising, so give a librarian a hug (but not to try to sway his or her decision on the award, of course).  To be eligible, you must be a full-time student currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved program, and you have to have a cumulative/semester 2.5 GPA or higher.  Completed scholarship applications and supporting materials must be received by October 31, 2011.