October is a special month. Yes, the leaves are falling, the wind is blowing, and the children look forward to a late-night sugar high come the 31st, but there’s something more…
October is Theological Libraries Month!
Please, come celebrate with us, and bring your friends! Here’s two ways we can suggest:
- Need a study break? Why don’t you take some time to play in our stacks making book spine poetry? Spend a few minutes looking for some of our more curious titles and stack them together. Whether silly, serious, romantic, or moody, take a picture of your pile and share on our Facebook page or Twitter with the tag #bookspinepoetry.
- Studying outside in the last warm days of 2014, or are you already curled up by the fireside? A theological library is nothing without its patrons, and we’d love to see you and your current read! Take a selfie with your book wherever you like to curl up and share it with #ireadeverywhere.
And, of course, whether you’re reading or writing, a theologian or an entrepreneur, come on in and visit us this October!
Happy Theological Libraries’ Month everyone!
Ireland Library is pleased to announce “With Roots and Wings” as the Grand Prize Winner of the Theological Libraries Month Book Spine Poetry Contest! Sean Goossens & Andrea Bettschen teamed together to create the simple and evocative poem. They will receive a box (30 pieces) of the Queen’s Assortment from Regina’s Chocolates.
The 2013 Winners of Ireland Library’s Book Spine Poetry Contest: Andrea Bettschen and Sean Goossens! Congrats!
The staff of Ireland Library thanks the following folks who made Theological Libraries Month special: our Book Spine Poetry contestants, all you who voted for your favorite Book Spine Poetry, all the student staff at Ireland who created sample book spine poetry, and especially Sarah P whose enthusiasm for social media made this contest possible.
Ireland Library is happy to announce the last weekly winner and … the beginning of the final leg of the Book Spine Poetry Contest!
Ireland Library is excited to share with you the winner in the 3rd week of our Book Spine Poetry Contest!
“We were with St. Francis”
Ireland Library is excited to announce a couple of weekly winners in the month-long Theological Libraries Month Book Spine Poetry Contest!
No one sent us any book spine poetry last week. We are sad, but know you are hitting the books hard*, so it’s okay. In a couple of weeks we know you’ll be looking for a study break preparing for mid-terms and this will be the perfect little distraction.
In lieu of announcing a winner from last week, we are inviting YOU to judge the book spine poetry that our student staff created last week. The entries are below. Vote early and often at our Doodle polling site.
#1 – From Chaos to Mission
#2 – Meaning and Exisitence
#3 – Praise of Folly
#4 – With Roots and Wings
* Or perhaps you are not digitally inclined? Or maybe you’re on a break from social media? Good news! You can still participate in the Book Spine Poetry Contest! Swing by the library and put together a few books into a winning poetic combination. Then bring it up to the circulation desk — we’ll take the picture and post it for you!