Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beat the Heat

It's going to be a hot summer, but Kimbel Library has got you covered. Beat the heat by relaxing in our soft seating areas, where we have a large selection of magazines and newspapers in our collection along with the thousands of books upstairs. 

You can watch a movie or listen to music on one of our many desktop computers by checking out any of our wide selection of DVDs and CDs. Or why not check out a laptop and take it to a cool, quiet spot to relax? 

And of course we have high-speed ethernet and wi-fi connections on all of our machines, so after surfing at the beach you can surf the internet and unwind! 

Friday, May 8, 2015

New Research Guides

Kimbel Library has migrated to a new version of the research guides platform. This new version takes advantage of many new functions:

  • Fully-responsive platform, automatically changing the resolution to make for the best experience in tablets and mobile devices;
  • A robust API to allow representation of guide information in different systems; 
  • Increased accessibility features and functionality; 
  • More modern look and feel; 
  • Side menus, which mimic our library webpages and make for a more consistent navigation through the system; 
  • A slew of back-end features that will allow the library to save time making and sharing guides so we can increase our focus on guide content.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Summer Hours

Friday, May 8, the library and commons buildings will close at 8:00 p.m. as the semester comes to an end and summer hours begin.

Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Both buildings will be closed on Memorial Day, May 25, and July 3 and 4.

Summer hours will be in effect from Saturday, May 9 until Saturday, August 8.

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 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.