College Mentors for Kids Program in the CECH Library

Along with our colleagues in the Archives and Rare Books (ARB) Library, the CECH Library had the opportunity to host elementary and college students from the College Mentors for Kids program on October 24th and 25th.

Coordinated by Rachel Hoople, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Oyler School and Evanston Elementary learned about curating library displays during their time in CECH. Students and mentors also worked together to build their own displays, selecting a theme, choosing library materials to highlight on that theme, and creating eye-catching visual elements.

The finished product — four excellent book displays on Halloween, cooking, dance, and holidays.

As you can see, the students did a great job (and had fun) selecting themes, materials, and making the displays visually appealing for our users.

The library displays by College Mentors for Kids will be available in the CECH Library through November.

Smiles all around at UCBA Library

by Lauren Wahman

                                         Lauren Wahman with Rockdale Academy students

As part of its community outreach, UCBA welcomed 5th and 6th grade students from Rockdale Academy to campus today for the UC Smiles program.  The UCBA Library participates in this program by teaching library workshops to students during their day on campus.  These workshops give students the opportunity to learn about a college library and tour the space.