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National Library Week - April 7 - 13: Home

Events and exhibits will be listed here as well as favorite book entries submitted by the Gannon community.

National Library Week

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week, is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.  All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.


This year the Nash Library will be celebrating National Library Week April 7 - 13 with a display of books some of the Gannon Community has told us is their favorite. We've already had responses from 20 faculty members whose selections will be set up on a table near the Service Desk. Let us know what your favorite book is and we will post it and add it to the collection already on display (if we own the book). Also during the week we will be holding a drawing each day from entries submitted responding to that days question. On Friday all the entries received will be entered in a final drawing for a large gift basket featuring items associated with reading and libraries.

 National Library Week - Grand Prize Winner!

Professor Michele Kauffman's name was pulled from all the entries received at Nash Library all week long. Michele is the Program Director for the Physician's Assistant program at Gannon's Ruskin, FL campus. The grand gift basket is being sent to her. Included in the basket are:

Coffee/Tea Mug                                                                 Tipsy Bean Coffee – a local café that opened fall 2018                                               

Assorted Teas (Bigelow)                                                    Slipper Socks (Pudus Classic Adult Slipper Socks)

Fleece Throw Blanket                                                        Travel Book Rest

LED Clip Light                                                                    Note Cards (assortment of 10 blank greeting cards with book images on the cover)

Magnetic Page Clips                                                          Books – 84, Charing Cross Road (Hanff) and Man’s Search for Meaning (Frankl)

Tote Bag/Back Pack                                                           Barnes & Noble eGift Card ($25)

Fridays question: What is your favorite library experience? April 12, 2019

Donna Skelly             going as a child on a weekly basis with my family – sitting in the stacks reading

Eleni Loukaidou         library catalog – rich in books

Saujan Siwakoti          the wonderful staff

Caroline Mauck           studying until it closes

Sarah Al-Asady          studying with my best friend, Christina

Christina Chorazy       studying with my best bff, Sarah

Michele Kauffman      getting an email that a book I put on reserve is in

Chrystal Mensah-Wiredu        working for such amazing bosses – Jessica and Janet

Ed Grove (alumnus)     seeing the new library

Elizabeth Schumacher   IdeaLab at the Erie Public Library or used book sales with the Friends of

                                       the Library in Phoenix

What book would you like to see made into a movie? Question from April 11, 2019

Sarah Al-Asady          nothing because the book is usually better than the movie

Michele Kauffman        any of John Sanford’s books

Elizabeth Schumacher  Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Molly Minko                   Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Alex Stauff                     Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Saujan Siwakoti            The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

Donna Skelly                The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Martha Nesmith              Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Riley Crage                     another Nicholas Sparks book

What book are you looking forward to reading? Question for April 10, 2019

Natalie Carr                     The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Steven Rodrigues            Alternative Energy

Saujan Siwakoti               Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien

Michelle Klemm               Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Taylor Huffman                 Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Apurba Ahmed                 The Four Agreements: a practical guide to personal freedom

Madison Rupnik               After (by Anna Todd?)

Alyssa Pontias                 The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Chloe Rosso                     After (by Anna Todd?)

Rachel Cowan                  The Selection by Kiera Cass

Sarah Al-Asady                 Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Camryn McCall                The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Michele Kauffman             any John Sanford book

Yuki Takano                      Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Olivia Collins                     Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Donna Skelly                    The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

Hiba Shocair                    Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Macy Marafioti                 Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Justin Johnson                 On Fire

Tejas Sharma                   Engineering Analysis

Mizuki Narita                    Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Emily Emerson                 Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Riley Crage                     The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Swap Dalal                      Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Emily Lindaman              The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What's your favorite book? Question for April 8, 2019

Aaron Kerr                        A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Jeremy Mensah                The Bible

Asla Al Khafaji                   The Bagdad Café by Shahad Al Rawi

Jesse Ntihemuka              The Alchemist (Ben Jonson or Paulo Coehlo?)

Thomas Whiteford             Red Dawn by J.J. Bonds or James Philip (Timeline Series)

Ryan Thorsen                   The Hunger Games by Francis Lawrence

Medina Klino                     Principles of Accounting

Joe Fustine                       Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Sharath Muthyam Venkata    1984

Ileana Calderón-Martell    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Brigid Casey                     Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Jason Mitchell                   Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Kelsey Clever                   The Room by (Emma Donoghue or Jonas Karlsson)

Luke Daghir                      Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance  by Tony Dungy

Participate and Enter for a Drawing!

Each day between April 8 - 12 the Nash Library will hold a drawing at 4:30pm among entries submitted by members of the Gannon community for a small prize. The question is different every day following the schedule below.

Monday - What is your favorite book?

Tuesday - Who is your favorite author?

Wednesday - What book are you looking forward to reading?

Thursday - What book would you like to see made into a movie?

Friday - what is your favorite thing about libraries?

Each day one entry form will be drawn from all the entries put in the red can that day. A small prize will be given. On Friday all of the entries will be drawn for the big Library basket on display near the Service Desk.

Prize Recipients

Professor Donna Skelly's name was drawn from Fridays question - "What is your favorite library experience?" She said it was " going as a child on a weekly basis with my family – sitting in the stacks reading" Donna selected an Easter basket for her prize.

Sarah Al-Asady's name was drawn from Thursdays Question: What book would you like to see made into a movie. Her response was "nothing because the book is usually better than the movie." Sarah selected the metal adjustable book holder.

Natalie Carr won the drawing for Wednesday's question "What book are you looking forward to reading?" The Nash Library has a copy of this book in the collection. Natalie selected an Easter basket.

Robert Sexton's name was drawn from Tuesday's entries for "Who's your favorite author?" His favorite author is Lemony Snicket; the Nash Library owns fifteen of his books including The Wide Window and The Reptile Room, both of which made up part of the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Robert selected the book The Legion of Regrettable Supervillians: Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History as his prize.

Professor Aaron Kerr's name was picked in a drawing from entries from Monday, April 8, 2019. A Prayer For Owen Meany as his favorite book. The Nash Library owns this book: PS3559 .R8 P7 1994 He selected the Rechargeable LuminoLite LED Book Light.



Dr. David Prier, associate professor in Mathematics, was one of 20 entries received when faculty were asked what their favorite book was. His favorite book was Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Dr. Prier received a certificate for a free ultimate car wash at Niagara Car Wash.

Faculty and Their Favorite Books

Dr. David Prier                Ender's Game

Dr Brenda Snyder          Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Donna Skelly                  All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Suzanne Sturdivant       Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Michael Caulfield           Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

Steven Ropski                Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Jess Mando                    Moloka'i by Alan Brennert and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. 

Dr. Lisa Nogaj                 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Janet Minzenberger       Kane and Abel by Jeffery Archer

Michele Kauffman           Barn Yard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Mrs. Shellie Moore         The Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Walter Iwanenko, Jr.      The Green Mile by Stephen King

Shannon Scully              The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling and other titles

Bernadette Agresti         Nomenklatura: The Soviet Ruling Class by M.S. Voslenskiĭ

Chet LaPrice                   Watership Down by Richard Adams

Matt Darling                     In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

Dr Jennie Vaughn          To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Dr Martha Kosir              Don Quijote de la Mancha by Cervantes

Richard Moodey             Insight: A Study of Human Understanding by Lonergan

Gary Berringer                The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov & Dune by F. Herbert

Ted Yeshion                    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Who's your favorite author, April 9, 2019:

Robert W. Sexton            Lemony Snicket

Camryn McCall               John Green

Saujan Siwakoti               Dan Brown (Inferno)

Elizabeth Schumacher     Rainbow Rowell

Carly Glatz                       Sarah Dessen

Donna Skelly                    Bill Bryson

Sidney Oyatta                   Charles Dickens

Smit Patel                         APJ Abdul Kalam

Michele Kauffman            John Sanford

Jay Bhavsar                     Preeti Shenoy

Willow Herron                   Ken Follett

Morgan Davenport            Nicholas Sparks

Riley Crage                       J.K. Rowling