We're on Wednesday of National Library Week and today is National Bookmobile Day! Bookmobiles are still going strong in the United States and around the world (see for example articles from The Smithsonian and PBS).
We've had our own bookmobiles this year: a minivan bringing books back and forth from Creekside to Tutt Library, along with a golf cart that transports materials between Tutt Library and the library outpost at 801 N. Tejon (Couture).
Here's an encore presentation of how the book retrieval process from Creekside works:
procrastinating? put your daydreams to good use send us a haiku
In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week and our wonderful Colorado spring and being mere months away from moving into our shiny new space, Tutt Library is once again seeking your original, library-themed haiku (and senryu)! Please submit no more than 12 entries in the box at the reference desk (or email them to email@example.com) by April 30th. Winners will receive fabulous prizes and their haiku will be creatively immortalized.
Some people will tell you that you should stick to seventeen syllables per haiku, and we agree with those people. More importantly, use your imagination! Embrace your poetic nature! And incite your friends to enter too!
Don't know the difference between haiku and senryu? Want to know more about these ancient poetic forms? Well, this is a library -- we can help!
The online Oxford English Dictionary defines haiku here and senryu here.
Celebrate Women's History Month with a good book or two! Mimi Wheatwind has put together a great display on themes like women in the American West and women in labor. Come check it out in Tutt Library's lobby.
Tutt Library celebrates African American history at CC! Come check out the new display. We started with CC materials courtesy of Special Collections, and pulled books from the historical American West and education history. Our display case can only hold so many books -- for hundreds more, see the online catalog Tiger.
Thanks to Mimi Wheatwind for the great book display, and thanks to Jessy Randall in Special Collections for the clippings!
Here are some exciting photos taken on or around January 31, 2017 and show the progress of the construction inside and at the top. This gives you an idea of what the views will look like from Tutt Library once the construction is done.
Photos taken by a CC staffperson who declined to be credited. Thank you photographer! Click for larger images.
Here are a few photos from the end of Half Block, on a gorgeous Colorado day. The Bridge between Tutt North and Tutt South is now mostly gone, and you can see Pikes Peak peeking through with its snowy cap. A new set of stairs is up, but still open on one side and you can see the hard-working construction folks trooping up and down the steps.
The first Pulitzer Prize was given out in 1917; the awards are entering their 100th year. Our current Tutt Library book display features selected Pulitzer winning works. We also have bookmarks with the complete list of Pulitzer prize winners for fiction (categorized as novel up to 1947). Check out some quality literature for the Winter break! Students, don't forget to renew your books via Tiger if the due date is during the break.
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From "Families: Income in 2013 below poverty level: Married Couple Family: With Related Child Living Bellow Poverty Level. ACS 2014 (5-Year Estimates)", Social Explorer, accessed 11/29/2016.