National Library Week: April 13-19



First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. (from

Tell us something about how you use the library or how the library assists you in your studies by posting a Tweet @mckilloplibrary (use #NLW14) or posting a library selfie on our Facebook page.

Never been to the library before? This would be a great week to stop by and check us out! In addition to many academic resources we also have a vast collection of popular movies on DVD (1st FL), pleasure reading collection (1st FL), and a fun juvenile/young adult collection (2nd FL). We also have gadgets for checkout at the front desk, including iPads, sewing machines and a portable record player. You can also purchase highlighters, pens and bags with the library logo for only $1 each.

So come on in, grab a snack in the Bookends Cafe, meet some friends, snap a library selfie and stop at the information desk to say hi to a librarian @ your library!

And, for no reason other than it’s cute and related to libraries, here’s a random funny library-related video montage (credit to bryangreenland via YouTube):

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Images of Newport through the Lens of Thornton Wilder and Theophilus North

Dr. Sarah Littlefield, Dr. John Quinn, and Dan Titus will discuss what Newport would have been like during the time in which Thornton Wilder’s semi-autobiographical charachter Throphilus North visited.  Experience Newport of the twenties and learn more about this fascinating author and his depiction of Newport society.

Monday, April 14, 2014


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April is National Poetry Month!

There are many great ways to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Here are a few:

Visit for endless amounts of poetry and biographical information on poets.

Discover new poetry every day by signing up for Writer’s Almanac daily poem in your email.

Check out the PN collection on the third floor for literature and poetry.  Ask a librarian if you need help.

Attend a poetry reading right here at the library!

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Do you love games? We do!

games2We’re celebrating International Tabletop Day (April 5, 2014) all month long.
International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming.
Come see our display in the library entryway. We’ll also be kicking off
our stress free zone on April 27, in Bookends Cafe. Enjoy a game of jenga, playing Madlibs or just take a study break!