April Events at RVCC Library

Edible Books Festival, Tuesday April 14th, 1:00-2:30PM

If you didn’t get to partake in the festivities last year, be sure to get this date on your calendar! Participants are needed to enter their edible creations for the chance to win great prizes and to show off you creativity and skills. Participants bring in an edible creation that is based on or inspired by the shape or theme of a book. Entries are judged for prizes in several categories and after the judging, they are eaten – which is of course the best part. Check out last year’s entries here.

Time to clean out those bookshelvesRVCCLibbooksale

Once again we’ll be accepting your used books for our Annual Book Sale. All proceeds from the book sale are donated to the RVCC Foundation’s Textbook Fund, which goes to support textbook purchases for students in need. Last year we donated about $200, which is sometimes the cost of one textbook, so we need your support! All fiction and non-fiction books that are not textbooks will be accepted. Please bring your donations to the library. Donations will be accepted through April 15th.

Poetry collection donated by Gerald Stern1280px-Stern,_GeraldAmerican poet Gerald Stern at the Miami Book Fair International 2011 Photo Courtesy: Rodrigo Fernández

The library has recently received a gift of over two-hundred poetry books from Gerald Stern.  Prof. Stern was one of the founding faculty members when the college opened in 1968.  He later left to pursue a career writing poetry.  He received the National Book Award for Poetry in 1998 and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.  In 2000, Stern was appointed New Jersey’s first poet laureate.  Most of the volumes in this donation are signed by their authors and inscribed to Stern.  A list of the books is available in the library.

Visit the new Reading LoungeRVCCLIBrary rearadingroom

We’ve relocated our popular magazine display and comfy chairs to a new area (right next to the old area) that is sectioned off to provide a more private, quiet place for casual reading. Stop by the library’s first floor and head towards the library classroom to check it out! We welcome you to sit for a while and enjoy this peaceful new space.

Featured Image Caption: Raritan Valley Community College's Evelyn Field Library (Photo Courtesy of the library)

Megan Dempsey