Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Friends News!

Here are, L-R, Charlie Cowling, Jeff Post and Mary Jo Orzech, placing a book in the Little Library. The book is the reading for incoming freshmen this year, Wes Moore's The Work. We hope to have the Little Library placed near Alumni House soon, and to officially dedicate it when the Friends host the October First Friday (Oct. 6.)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

First annual writing competition winners!!!

This spring the Friends of Drake Library is pleased to announce the winners of their first annual writing competition. The competition was open as far as subject or class went, the focus being on extensive, creative engaged use of library and information resources. The winners are as follows:
 Teresa Rodriguez, "Watergate: An Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis," a HST390 paper. First place, $500.
 Kiri Ramsey, "Harbingers of Change: Casement and Morel in the Congo," a paper for HST390. Second place, $300.
 Joe DiManno, "Assistance of Counsel, a Defendant's Right," a HST408 class paper. Third place, $150. (Pictured here with President Macpherson.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Little Library is finished!

The Little Library being constructed by Gordy Fox '66 is finished, and on display in the library, at the end of the circulation desk by the café. It is a remarkable bit of woodworking, and an authentic model of the old Normal school building c1870.

It, and the granite bench being donated by the Oakleys, will be placed on the Hartwell lawn sometime this spring.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Little Library update

This is a recent photo of progress on the Little Library by the builder, Gordon Fox '66. As mentioned previously, the building represented is the old Normal school, c1870. This complex stood approximately where Hartwell Hall is today. It was torn down and replaced by Hartwell in 1938-39.

In addition to this splendid replica, Cherise Oakley and her husband are donating a granite bench to go with the Little Library. A selection of quotes about reading were put together and President Macpherson selected one, a quote from Margaret Fuller, "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." This will be inscribed on the bench. The bench and the little building will be placed somewhere on the lawn of Hartwell this spring semester.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Progress on the Little Library!

An image from Gordon Fox '66 of the little library he is building. It is being constructed from cedar, will be 6' long and hold approximately 20-30 books.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Little Library"

A "Little Library" is being sponsored by the Friends this year, another of chairperson Ginny Campbell's great ideas! This movement has gained ground in recent years, and such free libraries are springing up all over. The photo here is of the model Gordy Fox '66 built. The model is a replica of the old Normal school building that was demolished and replaced with Hartwell Hall in 1938. This is a half size model, the actual "library" will be about 6' long, and hold 25-35 books. It will be built over the winter, and placed on a yet to be determined spot on campus this coming spring. Cherise Oakley of the Friends group and her husband are donating a granite bench to place by the library, so the site will truly be a handsome and welcoming spot.