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Unveiling of the Yarn Stormed Library Chair!

Throughout the Fall 2019 semester, students, faculty, and staff knitted and crocheted 6×6 inch squares. Some were experienced needle workers, while others had never attempted it in their lives.

United by yarn, there was one goal in mind: To yarn storm the library and cover a chair with our own, unique patchwork. On Thursday, December 12, we unveiled the finished chair!

For some, knitting this semester served as a much-needed reprieve from studies. Others used it as an opportunity to learn a new skill. 

There’s a life lesson that can be learned from these little knit patches. One square can’t cover a chair on its own, and yet, when people come together, contributing their time and effort, even if they just make one square, something beautiful can be created. 

Next time you stop by the library, take a seat and admire the handiwork!


Birthday Cards for Kids

This week, we invited students and staff to join us in making birthday cards for hospitalized children!

The Confetti Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to throw birthday parties for children who have to spend their birthday in a hospital, pediatric oncology clinic or a hospice facility.

Creativity flowed as students stamped and scribbled sweet, adorable cards.

The positive messages and bright colors are sure to make the kids smile!

It’s important to make time in our busy lives to find time to serve others and spread joy.

If you want to learn more about the Confetti Foundation, check out their website at

Finals week study break – “Make” something

Take a break during Finals Week!!!










The Annandale Campus library is creating a fun space just for you. Come to the library Lobby (3rd floor of the CG building) for  games, crafts, snacks, and prizes so you can rest your mind AND satisfy those hunger pangs.

                Dates and Times:

                May 6: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 May 7: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Yes, the library is still open for studying once inside the doors!

Lives Change @ your library – Annandale celebrates National Library Week

National Library Week logoCrocuses, baseball, hay fever – all sure signs that spring is hard upon us!  Perhaps the most telling signpost of spring in the NOVA Libraries is the arrival of National Library Week (NLW).  First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.  It highlights the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. The theme for this year’s events scheduled for the week of April 13-19 is “Lives Change @ your library”, and the National Honorary Chair this year is author Judy Blume.  Check out this video of Ms. Blume talking about the importance of libraries in her life.

ESL professor Shirley Nuhn and her students help the NOVA Annandale Library celebrate National Library Week and School Library Month (April ) every year by recording podcasts giving their perspectives on the value of libraries.  Take a few moments and listen to these students and Professor Nuhn talk about why the library is important in their lives:

And please stop by the Annandale Library and help us celebrate National Library Week!

Steampunk Halloween: A Recap

On the 30th, the library held a little reception in honor of our Steampunk display. In addition to providing candies and brownies, we invited students and staff to have their photos taken in Steampunk garb. The reception was great and we look forward to having similar events in the future. Below is a link to our Smilebox with a selection from our pop-up photo booth.

A Steampunk Halloween: Smilebox edition.