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Library Displays: Events

Displays in the Library

Library Card Sign-Up Month - September

Looking for some leisure reading, but interlibrary loan is too slow for you?  Check out the Community Library ( at 110 Union Street and see if they have what you want.

Don't qualify for a local library card?  Ask a librarian about the Direct Access Program.

Homecoming - September 26

For Homecoming events, schedules, and related information, see

Cobleskill Old Quad, 1941

The ribbon cutting for the new Archives and Special Collections room will be at 1:30 p.m. on September 26.

Banned Books Week - Sept. 27-Oct. 3

banned books week read - strictedThe presence or teaching of some books is challenged in schools and libraries.  The American Library Association has more information here:

National Novel Writing Month - November

nanowrimo posterFifty thousand words is not too many!  Write that novel today - or wait until November, which you can get a certificate for doing so.  Check out National Novel Writing Month and sign up at

International Games Day @ Your Library

Come play games at the library!

November 21, 3-6 p.m.  Games & snacks provided!

Return the Borrowed Books Week - Mar. 6-12

The Library misses its books when they're gone too long.  If you bring them back, you'll have our eternal gratitude (and maybe we'll be flexible on the fines).

While you're at it... you don't have any books your friends lent you still lying around, do you?


Cobleskill might compete in Division III, but that doesn't mean we can't have some Division I fun.  Bracket display March 12 - April 4.  See the March Madness page for details!

men's NCAA bracket blank

Pi Day - 3/14

Whether you like it sweet, savory, or numerical, March 14 is Pi Day.

pi day posterMini pies will be available starting at noon, while supplies last.


D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) - April

D.E.A.R. events were originally held April 12, Beverly Cleary's birthday, but the event has expanded to take over the whole month of April.

D.E.A.R. overlaps with National Poetry Month, which is a great coincidence!

Ask a librarian if you need a book to drop everything and read.

National Library Week - April 10-16

National Library Week is the oldest of the American Library Association's celebration events.  The theme for 2016 is "Libraries Transform."