The scene: April 8, 1964 – Library Book Holiday. All classes were cancelled and the faculty, staff and 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.)
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.
The 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 library.albright.edu/birthday