Tuesday, April 28, 2015

De-Stress Fest


April 30 to May 7 Kimbel Library invites students to enjoy De-Stress Fest. 

Activities include a giant Jenga game, puzzles, checkers, giant word searches, Sudoku and coloring throughout the library. Students will also be able to send a post card home, letting parents know that they miss them, will see them soon, and that they have been studying hard all week. Earplugs will be available at the circulation desk for students to make their own “silent study” space. Students can make a stress ball Sunday, May 3 and Tuesday, April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Library staff will be serving snacks to students studying in the late night hours throughout the week.


For more information, please contact Christi Rippy, access services specialist, at 843-349-2400.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Fair Winners





The Edible Book Fair was a big success, with many creative entries! Here are the winners: 

The winner of the Student category, Caleb Jones, wins an Apple TV, for Oh, Beyond Bugs
Student 1st Runner-up: Christina Dunbar, for The Cay ($50 Amazon gift card) 
Student 2nd Runner-up: Ashley Barton, for Steel Magnolias ($25 Amazon gift card)

The winner of the Community category, Kristi Rimar, wins a Kimbel Library prize pack, for The Giving Tree
Community 1st Runner-up: Terri Carter, for Beyond the Cherry Tree

The Faculty / Staff winner, Rose Graf, also wins a Kimbel Library prize pack, for Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Faculty / Staff 1st Runner-up: Julie Townsend, for How to Eat Fried Worms

Kimbel Library thanks all entrants for participating in National Library Week! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Poetry in the Park




Bring a picnic blanket and join us on April 17 at 3 p.m. as the Kimbel Library and the Department of English sponsor a poetry reading event on the Bryan Information Commons Lawn to celebrate both National Library Week and National Poetry Month. 

Sign up to read by contacting Hastings Hensel at whensel@coastal.edu. Limited sign-ups will be available the day of the event.

All are welcome! All events are open and free to the public.


For more information, contact Christi Rippy, access services specialist, at 843-349-2400.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Edible Book Fair




The annual Edible Book Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 15. Edible books can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, can be a pun of a book title, can refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general. 

Some examples from previous entries include grapes with angry faces to symbolize "The Grapes of Wrath" or empty candy wrappers on a plate to symbolize the book "And Then There Were None." Entries should be dropped of at the circulation desk between 9 and 11 a.m. Voting will be at noon. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. 


First prize in the student category is an Apple TV. 


Prizes in the faculty/staff and community categories will include a Kimbel Library prize pack. 


This event is sponsored by Kimbel Library in celebration of National Library Week.

Sally Z. Hare Book Talk




Kimbel Library is celebrating National Library Week by sponsoring a book discussion titled On Resilience of the Human Spirit, led by Sally Hare, Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Coastal Carolina University. Professor Hare will be discussing Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do: Stories of Living Divided No More. The talk is on Tuesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. in Lackey Chapel.

This talk is sponsored by Kimbel Library in celebration of National Library Week. 

National Library Week




The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons celebrates National Library Week April 12-18, with a book discussion, Edible Book Fair and Poetry in the Park. National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.

Kimbel Library is celebrating National Library Week by sponsoring a book discussion led by Sally Hare, Singleton Distinguished Professor Emerita, on The Resilience of the Human Spirit on Tuesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. in Lackey Chapel.

The annual Edible Book Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 15. Edible books can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, can be a pun of a book title, can refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general.” Some examples from previous entries include grapes with angry faces to symbolize “The Grapes of Wrath” or empty candy wrappers on a plate to symbolize the book “And Then There Were None.” Entries should be dropped of at the circulation desk between 9 and 11 a.m. Voting will be at noon. Prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m. First prize in the student category is an Apple TV. Prizes in the faculty/staff and community categories will include a Kimbel Library prize pack. 

Bring a picnic blanket and join us on Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m. as the Kimbel Library and the Department of English sponsor Poetry in the Park, a poetry reading event on the Bryan Information Commons Lawn, to celebrate both National Library Week and National Poetry Month. Sign up to read by contacting Hastings Hensel at whensel@coastal.edu. Limited sign-ups will be available the day of the event.

All are welcome! All events are open and free to the public.

For more information, contact Christi Rippy, access services specialist, at 843-349-2400.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, as founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. From the Academy's website:  


National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. 

Kimbel Library is holding a Poetry in the Park event on April 17 in celebration of National Library Week and National Poetry Month. Further details to come.