Harry Potter…The Bluest Eye…The Holy Bible…Fun Home… What do these books have in common? They’ve all made the American Library Association’s list of frequently challenged books. Chances are, many of your favorite books have made the list. Banning and challenging books has a long and sordid history, and the practice continues today. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from the shelves of bookstores, libraries, and schools. Don’t close the book on your freedom to read! Fight censorship by reading from your favorite banned or challenged book during Rollins College’s second annual Banned Books Read-Out, Wednesday, September 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Olin Library front lawn. You’ll get a voucher for a free coffee or tea from the Bookmark Cafe if you read, or just stop by and support others and enjoy lemonade, cookies, and pizza. Visit Olin Library for more information on Banned Books Week 2016. We’ll see you there!
In honor of American Archives Month (October), the Rollins College Archive has created an online portal for all members of the Rollins community to share their favorite Rollins memories. Visit Rollins Reminiscences on the College archives’ website to share your stories, quotes, advice, photos, and other Rollins remembrances during the month of October. All submissions will be collected and preserved by the College archives for future generations of Tars to learn from and enjoy. So share your story today!
Olin Fox Day Hours and Services
- The Olin building will be open 24 hours as usual.
- The Checkout and Reserves Desk will be open during their regular hours. Please note that if you have any materials checked out that are due today, they are still due. You can contact Circulation at 407-646-2521 if you’d like to renew your books.
- The Research Help Desk will be staffed by a librarian from 5pm – 9pm.
- The IT Help Desk will have limited service until 5pm, and normal service after that.
- TJ’s Tutoring and Writing Consulting: In the spirit of Fox Day, peer tutors and writing consultants will take the day off. Scheduled appointments today will not meet unless the tutor or consultant contacts his/her clients via e-mail offering to meet with them.