April 7 – 11

Monday, April 7 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the 24-Hour Study Area

Create an “edible book” as an individual or with a group that is: inspired by your favorite tale, a pun on a famous title, or a reflection of your group’s mission and values. All entries will be exhibited and voted on based on the categories: Best Depiction of a Classic, Best Depiction of a Children's/Young Adult Book, Funniest/Punniest, and Best in Show. Stop by to vote and receive a door prize, chat with our celebrity judges, or just enjoy the cake provided for all. Entry forms are due by midnight on April 6. For more information and an entry form, visit or see a librarian.

View Photos of Last Year’s Edible Book Festival!

Tuesday, April 8 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the CMMC Idea Lab

Enjoy lunch (on us) and make crafts with old books. We will provide all necessary materials for the crafts, but you are welcome to bring scrapbook paper, ribbon, or any embellishments that you have. We will provide materials for three crafts, but will have resources available to give you more ideas!

Craft: Secret Spaces
Have you ever wanted your very own secret hiding place? Learn how to hollow out a book for a hidden safe, or use it to store letters, a deck of cards & dice, or even your e-Reader.

Craft: Book to Bloom
Use book pages to create a beautiful cherry blossom flower arrangement, perfect for a table centerpiece or to display in a vase.

Craft: Biographical Baubles
Come make trinkets that are personalized with the adjectives or phrases cut from loose book pages that describe you best! Or, make one for a friend.

Wednesday, April 9 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm outside Wiggins Library entrance

Come out to the front lawn to "read out loud" and hear some great poetry! Read your own works or those of a favorite author, and share some refreshments with students, faculty, and staff. Everyone who reads gets a prize, and there will be bonus book giveaways as well.

Thursday, April 10 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Room 312

Whether you are pursuing graduate studies, job hunting, or have landed your first job, Wiggins Library can help you succeed as you take your first steps post-graduation. If you are not familiar with the interactive test-prep resources, online career exploration tools, and job readiness materials at Wiggins Library, you are invited to join us for this informal workshop where we will explore these valuable resources. Congratulations on making it this far in your educational journey— we encourage you to step out with confidence!

Thursday, April 10 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in Room 224

Do you like books, technology, and people? If so, you might consider graduate studies in Library Science. The work of a librarian is different than you might think. Imagine influencing the next generation; living and working in Cairo, Egypt; manipulating cutting edge technology and preserving history; meeting future health professionals’ information needs; or becoming the next dean of a university library.

Join us for a panel discussion on librarianship to learn more about the different aspects of this interesting career field. Dialogue with two school librarians, a UNC SILS student with international library experience, a digitization librarian, a medical librarian, and our very own dean.

Snacks will be provided. Education students will receive leadership credit for attendance. See you then!

Friday, April 11 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the CMMC

Stop by during the day to enjoy snacks and play board & video games in the library.

Friday, April 11 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the CMMC

Join a team of up to 8 people and answer engaging trivia about everything from movies and sports to literature and science. Represent your campus organization, your major, or just a group of friends. Teams submit answers on paper, so nobody ever gets put on the spot. Plus, there's free pizza and you get a chance to beat the library's house team! Faculty, students, and alumni are welcome.

Monday, April 7 – Thursday, April 10

Bon Voyage! Grab your passport and compete in an epic, weeklong library-themed scavenger hunt to collect the most stamps. Winner will receive a prize. The challenge kicks off on Monday, April 7, so stop by the Research Assistance desk for details and your first clue. Then keep hunting until Thursday, April 10. Prizes announced on Friday, April 11.

Weeklong Event

Join us in supporting our community by donating new or gently used books, DVDs, or CDs. These materials will be donated to prisons for use by inmates through Christian Library International. One item donated during NLW is the equivalent of $5.00 in overdue fine forgiveness. See a librarian for details.

Weeklong Event

Stop by the library to check out books published by Campbell University faculty.

Download the 2014 National Library Week Flyer