Reynolds Libraries will be hosting three open house events this fall. We would like each of you to join us in the library for access to all of the tools you will need for succeeding in your future. Plus, we will be giving away three Kindle Fires! (One at each event.) We would love to see you there and we have lots of informative and fun activities planned for each day!
Did you know that North Run Creek snakes along the property line of Reynolds’ Parham Road Campus? All along the path you’ll find informational signs that were originally put up by DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) and approximately 2 miles of trails that follow the creek line and zig zag through the surrounding woods and fields. Not only is this peaceful, mostly shade-covered trail available to Reynolds students, faculty and staff, but it’s also available to the public every day!
Courtesy Neale Foster.
Courtesy Neale Foster.
Courtesy Neale Foster.
On Friday, August 12th, at 9AM in 95 degree weather, a group of volunteers from Reynolds, comprised of staff, faculty, family members, and including one adventurous rising freshman, participated in the annual creek clean-up with the patient help of buildings and grounds employees. We are proud to say that three library staff people, Suzanne Sherry, KC Frankenburger and Neale Foster, assisted with this clean-up.
Volunteers spent roughly two and a half hours picking up paper, styrofoam, plastic, old tires, bottles, cans, candy wrappers, and any other litter they found along the path. And they didn’t complain about the weather once! (Okay, maybe once.) But no matter the weather, it’s always important to remember to that keep our environment beautiful we have to do our part.
If you get the chance, please check out the trail to experience the beauty of nature right here in our own Reynolds back-yard! And remember: Re-use, reduce, recycle!
On an average day the library at all three Reynolds campuses is full of people studying and reading. On April 19th, 20th and 21st of this year, however, Reynolds Libraries were jam packed with biology projects, nursing projects, hand welded sculptures, paintings, floral designs and yes, even… wedding cakes!
This wedding cake featuring orange blossoms and bees was created by Sara Coats in Chef Puja Wingfield’s HRI 286 class within the Culinary Arts Program. It was one of five “dummy” wedding cakes displayed at the downtown campus, and there was SO MUCH MORE! To see photos of all of the projects, click here.
In its second year, the Student Expo drew over 300 people to gaze in amazement at the works of Reynolds students. We are so grateful to the students and faculty who contributed their fine projects. The library truly came alive with all of your work!
The Goochland Campus library is showcasing displays from one of David Pippin’s Floral Design Classes. Drop by the library to study, read a book or newspaper, use one of our new computers, laptops or iPads and be surrounded by these beautiful floral designs.
The library is proud to introduce the new and improved Library Scavenger hunt! The Library Scavenger hunt is a great activity for your class that incorporates technology, information literacy modules, and a library orientation all in one fun session.
Students working in teams search for library resources and post their answers, with a few selfies along the way, on Instagram. Back in the library classroom, teams present their answers and are scored for accuracy.
We are excited to offer this activity to your classes. The activity can be scheduled for 50-75 minutes depending on your time frame.
Contact us to schedule a Scavenger Hunt for your class!
According to study published in 2008 in the International Journal of Neuroscience, “participants exposed to peppermint oil experienced enhanced memory and processing speeds…[and peppermint] also increased their alertness while helping them maintain a sense of calm.”
We figured if it was published in the Journal of Neuroscience then it must be true. So, beginning Monday, December 7th through Saturday, December 19th (or until we run out of peppermints and pencils!), the Reynolds Libraries will be hosting our popular Peppermints and Pencils event. Come in anytime during our extended hours to pick up a snazzy Reynolds pencil and some peppermints to help you study for your exams.
The Reynolds Library Staff wishes you the best of luck through these last two weeks of the semester and please remember we are always here to help!