Help the library celebrate 50 years

The scene: April 8, 1964 – Library Book Holiday.  All classes were cancelled and the faculty, staff andNew Library students were asked to volunteer in 2 hours shifts to move the books from the old library in Alumni Hall into the brand new 4 story Library Administration building. (The top floor wasn’t  added until 1977.)

Load of Books




April 8, 2014 – 50th Anniversary: The library staff are asking all faculty, staff and students to help us celebrate the library and what it has grown into 50 years later by re-creating that book line at 3:15 pm.   There will be a short message from President McMillan right before the book line is re-created and photographed for posterity.  

ReadingThe library will celebrate from 2:00-4:30 pm on with cake, classic flavors of soda, an online booklet displaying the history of the Albright library, a 1960s backdrop photo opportunity,  original 1964 music, as well as a PBS video of the American experience in 1964.  Please try to join us in this event and encourage your student workers and/or students to share in this moment of Albright history.

Volunteers for the book line can sign up at

About Heidi Ziemer

Instructional and Outreach Services Librarian at Albright College Library
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