Putting to rest the stale notion that libraries are always quiet and serious, and that the primary job of any librarian is to say “Shhhhhhhh.”… the award-winning Cofrin Library hosted more than 600 students Thursday evening (Sept. 10) for the annual, informal and engaging open house, Bash in the Stacks.
Putting to rest the stale notion that modern libraries are always quiet and serious — the award-winning Cofrin Library hosted more than 600 students Thursday evening (Sept. 10) for its annual, informal open house, Bash in the Stacks. The library was at full staff, with help from Student Ambassadors and a few other staff members to oversee the fun, food and games.
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Be aware that the Cofrin Library will host, from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 10), the annual Bash in the Stacks event featuring food, games, crafts, prizes, music, Nerf Tag, mini golf, and the taping of a mash-up video montage for students and the young of heart. It’s fun, helps orient newcomers to where things are, and playfully bashes the notion that libraries are places where you’re told, “Shhhhhhhhh. Quiet, please.” We’ll have links to fun photos, and maybe the video, in a future issue.
The Cofrin Library is welcoming students to join them for the “Decades” Bash in the Stacks event between 8 and 11 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 10). There will be food, games, crafts, prizes, music, Nerf Tag, mini golf, and more! (#CLBash15).
Veering from its typical serene environment, the award-winning Cofrin Library went ‘carnival’ Thursday (Sept. 11) for its fall 2014 Bash in the Stacks. About 650 participants including students, faculty and staff, had a blast with Nerf tag, games, prizes, and a carnival-themed obstacle course. Almost 70 balloon animals were made by Kidz Town in the course of four hours and more than 400 buttons were made at the craft table. Tunes by DJ Audio Axentz were a hit for those who allowed themselves to be kids again, for an evening.
One especially popular game was “Silent Library” — one team member performs a challenge, while teammates have to remain completely silent. Successful challenges received points for prizes. Among the challenges: Water for Elephants (knocking down bottles with pantyhose on the head), Give a Little Whistle (eat four saltines and whistle the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”), and William Tell (shooting a shielded face of a teammate with a Nerf gun.)
Food and beverages were provided by the Chancellor’s Office. Bash in the Stacks is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Office of Student Life, and FOCUS. You an find more photos on the Cofrin Library facebook page.
We see that the Cofrin Library has selected Thursday, Sept. 11, for its annual Bash in the Stacks evening. From 7 to 11 p.m. the library will have a carnival feel, with music, games, food, crafts, Nerf tag, “silent library,” and clown selfies.
Last week, students gathered for the annual Bash in the Stacks welcome back party in the Cofrin Library. A learning and research center most other days of the year, on this day it was that and also home to an obstacle course, nerf tag, line dancing and an old fashioned photo booth! This year’s rodeo theme was a big hit! Check it out!
The Cofrin Library’s annual welcome back party for students takes place Thursday (Sept. 12) from 7 to 11 p.m. It’s a rodeo theme and a rootin’ tootin’ good time is promised. They’ll have Nerf Tag, an obstacle course, line dancing, and an old time photo booth! Test your knowledge at the trivia contest to win tickets to the General Store. Bash in the Stacks is sponsored by FOCUS, Student Life, and Cofrin Library. More details.