2019 National Library Week at UNH Law Library

Something special happened in the UNH Law Library last week! We celebrated, National Library Week next week – April 8-12, 2019

What is National Library Week you ask?  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national annual observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).

 The celebration of National Library Week is a happy tradition for us here at UNH Law.  We get to tell you more about libraries in all of their forms (public, academic, specialty, state…) and what they can do for you and communities around you!  They are part of our social infrastructure and continue to wear many hats including helping communities thrive.  Check out Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible podcast, episode #346 , Palaces for the People, for a deep dive on the benefit of social infrastructure and libraries’ myriad roles.

We had some great things planned including (but not limited to):

  • Free daily raffles - they are different every day and anyone (except full-time library staff) may enter.   
  • Games – there will be Giant Jenga, a bowling tournament in the Law Library and the once in a lifetime chance to play vintage Pong using the original prototype created by the father of videogames, Ralph Baer. You can learn more about Ralph Baer from the display in the IP Library.
  • There was also be Library Week cake courtesy of LexisNexis
  • The unveiling of the new Library Week poster happened later in the week. At the start of National Library Week - we hung our classic "celebrity" Library Week posters from past years in the entrance to the library for your viewing pleasure.
  • Meet and name our new member of the UNH Law Library Security Team.
  • Candy of the day!

All this and more!  We look back on a great weeklong series of events and appreciate it that you all joined in the fun!  Ideas for next year?  Please let me know!

Pictures of some of the fun times of this week can be viewed on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/171036388@N08/albums/72157708181154074