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Cato has poets and didn’t know it!

To celebrate National Poetry Month and National Library Week’s theme of “Create Your Own Story @ the Library”, Cato Libraries hosted a community poem.  Students were encouraged to arrange magnetic words to create new verses in the poem.  After a month of free-flowing creativity, here’s what our talented poets came up with:

Cato community poem

A big thank you to all who participated!


…Extended Library Hours on Fridays!

 15 days! That’s how many days are left before the spring semester is officially over. This means you likely have papers to write, research assignments to complete, and collaborative group projects to ‘square up’. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back!

In order to accommodate student need for additional research and study time, the Cato Campus Library – CT 250 will be open on Friday, April 29 & May 1, from 8am to 12noon. 

The law library will be open regular hours, including 9am -1pm on Saturday, through May 7. 

Need a space for collaborative group projects and/or study?  Sign up in the library to reserve time in the group study room – CT270.

 The Cato Library Services Team enjoyed assisting you with your information and research needs and wishes you success! To those of you graduating and off to ‘greener pastures’, Congratulations!

Owe $$ (Fines) for overdue library materials? We’re “forgiving” them!

Starting Monday, April 25 through May 26, the CPCC Libraries are waiving library fines for overdue library materials that you return; and for outstanding fines owed for materials previously returned.  

Pretty sweet, eh? We agree! Taking advantage of this opportunity is simple: Bring in some of the priority food items  to help us fill our food barrels and we’ll waive fines. All materials must be returned in good condition. Sorry, this deal excludes waiving of replacement fees for lost and damaged materials.

No overdue books or outstanding fees? You can still bring in food items. Last semester during our Amnesty- “fine forgiveness” Campaign, the CPCC Libraries collected approximately 706 pounds of food for the local Loaves and Fishes food pantries. In order for us to exceed this number, we need your participation.

Bring ‘em on in… we look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

April showers bring flowery words…and candy!

Help us celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out new titles like The 100 Best African American Poems, edited by Nikki Giovanni.  Grab a piece of candy and add words to make a new verse in our poem.  We’ll keep track of it daily and at the end of the month, we’ll put it all together and share our Cato poem.  After a few days, it’s already taking shape:

Her cloudlike dreams must be visions of silence, told while crimson leaves play under trees, never really silent as life spirals through the world without ground.  Where the soul is wise, a moment would be sad.  A fool always does smile with quiet sadness…

While you’re munching on jelly beans and creating epic poetry, please take a moment to celebrate National Library Week.  Share your favorite library moments or just tell us what we’re doing right (let’s save what we’re doing not-so-right for the other 51 weeks of the year).

Our collection is growing!

The birds and the bees, the flowers that make us sneeze…  Yep, it’s officially Spring, and Cato Campus libraries are budding with new materials.  Below is a selection of new titles available for check out:

The Facebook Effect
     by David Kirkpatrick
Stiff by Mary Roach 

A current CPCC ID will allow you to check out books for three weeks and most DVDs for seven days.  Browse our books, DVDs, ebooks, and more by visiting our online library catalog, or stop by the library and browse our shelves Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Don’t see what you need here at Cato?  You can have materials sent from any of the CPCC campus libraries for free.

Semester End and Winter Break Closing

The Cato campus libraries will be closed beginning Friday, December 10, 2010 through Sunday, January 9, 2011. The libraries will re-open for service on Monday, January 10th when the spring semester begins. For additional information regarding hours of operation for the Central campus library or other online library resources and services, check out our library website.

 We hope that you had a successful semester and wish you a very safe, enjoyable and restful holiday season.  See ya in the 2011!