Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Library Open House Wrap Up!

Thanks to everyone who came by the library last Friday morning, as the Stewart Memorial Library hosted its first Open House as part of the Orientation Week schedule.  We had more than 40 incoming and current students come by and check out the library while participating in our scavenger hunt, decorating doughnuts, taking cut-out photos, and playing bags and mini-golf.  The staff loved meeting new students, and we're hoping that the library can build on this experience as we try to figure out the best way welcome new and returning students to the library.  For the new students, we also hosted giveaways of several prizes.  Drumroll, please, as we present our winners!

2nd Runner Up: Michael Chace, with a gift card to Brewed Awakenings!

Runner up 2

1st Runner Up: Marissa Franke, with a gift card to the Coe College Bookstore!

Runner up 1
And our GRAND PRIZE WINNER, Elizabeth Haynes, with a $50 giftcard for Target!

Grand prize


Thank  you again to everyone that came and participated in the Open House, and keep checking out the Facebook page and this blog for more updates on library events!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Library Orientation Open House

For those students who are new to the Coe College community, the library will be hosting an open house on Friday, August 23, from 10 AM-12 PM.  All new students are invited to come over to the library for a variety of fun activities, including:

  • Glow-in-the-dark Miniature golf

  • A Coe-themed scavenger hunt

  • A build-your-own doughnut bar

  • Bags Toss

  • and a chance to take a photo as part of Grant Woods's "Fruits of Iowa" paintings!

Feel free to come over at any point in the two hours, and to participate in any (or all!) activities of your choosing. Students who come an participate will also be eligible to win one of several prizes, including a Target gift card that will go to one student who completes all of the library's activity. Take time to come on over and have some fun while seeing more of the library and its staff before classes start.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stephen Phelps with students


Stephen Phelps was Coe College's first president (1881-1886).  He is standing on the right with a group of Coe students.