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Their Voices Matter

Their Voices Matter

The IU East Campus Library acts not only as a resource for IU East students, but also for the community that the campus serves. This year, the library partnered in several K-12 programs, the largest of which was the Early College 8th Grade Diversity project. Every year, the IU East Campus Library, as part of its commitment to the Early College program, assists 8th grade students at Hibberd Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana on a yearlong diversity-oriented research project. This year, the class focused on community development through a civic planning project. Students combined independent research with advice and knowledge from city leaders and experts to develop plans for a better, stronger community. City of Richmond officials came out in … Continued
2nd annual Read Out to celebrate IU Day!

2nd annual Read Out to celebrate IU Day!

Red Wolves Read again! The IU East Community Read Out will be on Wednesday, April 19, in celebration of IU Day. This all-day, anytime event gives alumni, students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to share a love of reading and IU pride. This year, the first 250 people who register to read will receive a free Read Out t-shirt. To pledge to read 15 minutes or more on April 19, simply complete this easy form: http://iue.libsurveys.com/IU-East-Community-Read-Out After you register, you can pick up your t-shirt at the Campus Library. Last year, 200 registered participants read to 2759 people, including students, families and colleagues. They read in classes, meetings, parks, and more. This year our goal is 250 readers, so register … Continued
Read all about it!

Read all about it!

Celebrating Indiana University, education, and reading were the goals of the “Red Wolves Read Out” hosted by the IU East Campus Library for the first IU Day on April 12, 2016. We accomplished those goals with the participation of more than 300 adult readers and 400 youth readers, and more than 4000 listeners. “Read aloud for 15 minutes to anyone, anywhere, on IU Day!” The idea is simple: read aloud to anyone, anywhere, on IU Day. The response of readers was amazing, and we had participation in every school in Wayne County, and several businesses and community groups, with readers who are IU East students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. The variety of readings included children’s books, poetry, short … Continued
Next Indiana Bookshelf

Next Indiana Bookshelf

With Indiana’s bicentennial coming up this year (our Statehood Day will be December 11th, 2016), now is a great time to reflect on our state’s history and contributions to American culture. And one indelible area of these influences has been in literature. While most of us might be able to name James Whitcomb Riley, the truth is Indiana has been a very fertile ground for writers (you might even be one of them – maybe you participated in NaNoWriMo last November). Enter the Next Indiana Bookshelf. The NIB is a collection of modern and classic works, both fiction and nonfiction, by Hoosier authors. IU East is one of 55 libraries in the state to be selected to offer and promote … Continued
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summer is the perfect time for reading! Although our mental image of summer reading may be entertaining books, perhaps on a beach chair near the ocean, it can take different forms. Maybe you’re a student taking a summer class, filling your days with textbooks. Maybe you’re an adult who treasures this time for indulging in the latest philosophy or self-help or cooking book. You can also enjoy reading by helping with a summer reading program for youth. There are several local programs – including at Morrison Reeves Library (for adults, teens, and children), New Castle Henry County Public Library, or the Centerville Public Library. IU East participates in summer reading as well, working with Third Grade Academy. This summer reading … Continued