library cake partyWhile there are very good reasons to visit Skyline College Library, ten pounds of chocolate apricot cake is not usually one of them. Once annually, library staff get to work enthusiastically serving cake and coffee to crowds of students and faculty in celebration of National Library Week. On Wednesday, April 15 the cake went especially fast.

While it’s fun to eat cake and be loud in the library, it’s not the real reason for the event. Since 1958, The American Library Association has been promoting events to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Libraries across the country celebrate in their own style. At Skyline College Library, the event highlighted National Poetry Month with poetry book displays, a new poetry research guide, games and loads of giveaways.

While it’s too late for cake, there’s still time to enjoy a piece of poetry (in a book, for example), participate in the Library’s 1st Annual Poetry Scavenger Hunt (drawing for prizes on May 1), see displays of student poetry (coming soon!), or pick up some “freebies.”  For more information, visit Skyline College Library on Facebook.

Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp | Photo by Liezl Madrona