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Happy Theological Library Month!!

Published on: Monday, September 30th, 2013


October is a very exciting time for us over at Ireland Library … It is Theological Library Month!!  We like to celebrate a little differently each year.  This time around we are having a BOOK SPINE POETRY contest!!  What is book spine poetry you ask?

Behold! Book Spine Poetry!

What are the rules of our Book Spine Poetry Contest?  Come on down to south campus and use the books at Ireland Library!  Venture beyond the reference room and browse the worthy titles awaiting you in the stacks!

  • Step one Grab two or more books.
  • Step two:  Find a creative way of organizing the books to tell a story, a pun, a humorous tale or a deep thought.
  • Step threeTake a picture!
  • Step four:  Share with us on Facebook or Twitter @USTIRLLIB.  Use #IrelandLibraryBSP.

Like our Facebook Page and follow our Twitter account!  We will be retweeting yours and sharing ones the staff came up with @USTIRLLIB. 

Why?  THERE’S A PRIZE!  Every Monday of October, we will pick the best poem to win a “sweet treat.”  At the end of the month, there will be a grand prize for the best one submitted by the UST community!  How will we choose?  YOUR VOTES!  More details will be announced as we enter into the voting stage. 

In the meantime, try your hand at Book Spine Poetry, and help us show off the spiffy titles we carry at Ireland library!  We are looking forward to seeing what you, the UST community, create!

2 Responses to “Happy Theological Library Month!!”

  1. clborchardt Conie Borchardt says:

    Contest Update! You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account or a mobile phone or wifi-enabled tablet to play!

    All you need to do is bring the books for your poem to the Ireland Library Circulation Desk. We’ll take care of snapping the picture for you and posting it on our Facebook and Twitter accounts!

    We’ll ask for your name and a way to contact you when you win. And if you prefer to remain anonymous, that’s okay too.

  2. clborchardt clborchardt says:

    Today’s contest update: The winners from last week and the staff poll have been announced! The Grand Prize has also been announced! Checkout the details here: