Monday, December 15, 2008

Recycle at Musselman Library

By now, you've probably noticed the shiny new recycling bins here at Musselman Library. You'll see the same set of three bins at nine locations around the building. Please sort your trash and recycling properly, so we can improve the overall recycling rate in our library. If recycling bins are contaminated with trash, the whole bag goes into the trash truck. There is no human sorting of our waste after you toss it into a bin!

Cans and bottles - we recycle #1 and #2 plastic (NOT the other numbers!), glass, and aluminum. Lids are okay. Please empty all containers.

Paper - we recycle office paper, newspaper, and glossy inserts. Colored paper is okay.

Waste - anything that doesn't fit in the other bins goes here. This includes plastic cups from the Bullethole and plastic containers marked #1 and #2 that are not bottles.

Reminder - don't throw used batteries away! Drop them into the bin in the CUB (near the mail window). We will have a battery recycling bin here in the library soon, as well.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Finals study break returns!

Anxiety is on the rise in the library as finals approach—you can almost smell it in the air! Computers are packed, chairs are full, groups of students huddle around laptops.

If you need a reprieve from the intensity of finals week, the library will be serving up cookies and fun at the annual holiday study break. Nibble on cupcakes, play games, and even better, get creative and participate in the 2nd annual “Trick My Book Truck” competition.

Last year, five junky old book trucks were transformed into works of art during this finals week de-stress-fest. (Check out some of the more wonderful creations that emerged from the event!)

If you are interested in participating or just want to kick back, relax, and sip a hot cocoa in the library for a few minutes, come by and visit.
When: Monday, December 15 (the first Monday of finals!) from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Room 18 on the ground floor of the library.
Food and beverages will be served until our supply is depleted!