National Library Week! April 11-17

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

T.S. Eliot wrote “April is the cruellest month” in the opening lines of The Waste Land, but while many like to interpret that to mean the change of seasons, I am beginning to think this means more abut all the awesome things that are going on in the month of April. Thus the cruelty is choosing which things to participate in!

In addition to April being National Poetry Month, Jazz Appreciation Month as well as Earth Day and of course, April 15th is Tax Day; the event nearest and dearest to my heart is National Library Week!

Every day this week, we’ll showcase something different from the library from services we offer and new materials to how to use or do things on campus!

First up: New Materials. Did you know that GRCC is always adding new books, videos and other materials to its collection? Every month, GRCC Library is constantly expanding its print and digital collections. In the month of March alone, GRCC added nearly 200 new books AND films to its holdings. The extremely diverse collection include books on sustainability, social media, baseball, psychotherapy, fashion design and street art just to name a few!

In addition to new books that librarians select to be included into the collection, we also collect books from donations as well as from suggestions. Yes, you read that correctly! You can also make suggestions to what the library carries! To do that, go to suggest a purchase link and fill out the information (you may have to login with your Raider number and password to continue).

And as always, if you have any questions, you can always email us or call us at 616.234.3868


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