Join us for Shakespeare’s Birthday!


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Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.


Today’s libraries are more than just books. Increasingly, they are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, use a 3D printer, edit a video, or use software to record their own music. Libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

What have you created with the help of your local library?  Did you research or write your book, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? Have you used the library’s 3D printer or produced a video? Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business off the ground? Or perhaps the library’s homework help service made a difference in your child’s last report card.

The possibilities really are unlimited.

Share what you’ve made with the help of your local library on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #librarymade for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Maker Shed or Amazon.  Promotion begins Monday April 13 at noon CT and ends Friday, April 17 at noon CT.

Official rules are available on the #LibraryMade web page at. on I Love Libraries website.

Follow the fun during National Library Week on the #LibraryMade hashtag wall

[Prizes are not sponsored by St. Ambrose University Library]

 If you’re sharing an image, try out these props or create your own.

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Human Library Day 2015


Talk one-on-one with Human Books who have unique stories. Each Human Book draws upon personal experiences and knowledge of gender-related issues. Topics include: how undergarments shape women’s roles, sexual orientation and religion, being a Muslim woman in America, stay-at-home moms and dads, female soldiers, homophobia in sports, women and solar engineering, and being man enough to be a male nurse. Human Books are SAU faculty, staff, alums, and QCA community members. Join the conversation.

Human Library Day features topics relevant to any class offered at SAU. This year, we have a great line-up of Human Books! I hope that you encourage/require students to participate in this unique opportunity to examine these primary sources (that just so happen to be human!). Need proof that your students attended? Readers will be given passports that will be stamped after they have checked out a Human Book.

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SAU Library Annual Easter Egg Hunt

EEHStop into the SAU Library tomorrow (March 26th) to hunt for Easter Eggs. Keep an eye out for the Golden Eggs to win prizes!

Good luck and happy hunting!

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SAU Library Student Worker of the Month: February

The SAU library is proud to announce our Student Worker of the Month for the month of February! (We’re running a bit late this month due to Spring Break.)

Charlette Flanders!


Charlette was selected by a panel of library staff and her peers for the terrific work she does at the SAU Library Circulation Desks. Nominations for Charlette included such glowing praise as: “She has a great working attitude and always greets you with a smile,” “Her customer service skills are excellent,” and “She’s a joy to work with!”

Congratulations to Charlette on this well-earned achievement!

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SAU Library Spring Break Hours

The SAU library will observe the following hours the week of Spring Break:

Saturday, March 7th 11am – 3pm

Sunday, March 8th 1pm – 5pm

Monday, March 9th thru Thursday, March 12th 7:45am – 9:30pm

Friday, March 13th 7:45am -5pm

Saturday, March 14th 11am – 3pm

We will resume our regular hours on Sunday, March 15th.

Have a safe and enjoyable break!

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Blind Date with a Book Contest Winn

Blind Date with a Book 2015 prize

The lucky winner, drawn from all entries received, is Emily Schneckloth from Health Sciences! She and other participants picked a Blind Date book, not by its cover, but by it’s dating profile. So it wasn’t until they had checked the book out and unwrapped it that they find out if it was going to be a good match or not. Most of the participants enjoyed their “date”, but a few said their goodbyes early because of mutual disinterest.

If you missed the fun, Blind Date with a Book will return next year!


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