Here at Brookens Library, Every Day is Literacy Day!
Brookens Library invites the UIS community to recognize and celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8. Founded by UNESCO, this annual event aims to highlight the importance of literacy for both young and old. This year’s focus is “literacy and skills development” with emphasis on the skills and competencies needed for employment, careers and livelihoods.
Workforce, educational and community involvement all depend on literacy skills to navigate today’s increasingly digital world. The concept of literacy is no longer only defined as reading, writing and counting skills, but has grown to include the ability to identify, create and communicate information in different aspects of our work, school and social lives. Unfortunately, illiteracy is still a major problem in many communities around the world, and there are still 750 million adults who cannot read and write. Learn more at UNESCO’s site.
Here at Brookens Library, every day is Literacy Day! Our librarians promote information literacy in and out of the classroom, helping students discover, evaluate and utilize the information they need for their research assignments and personal lives, as well as for their future careers. With so much information out in the world, it is more important than ever to build the skills necessary to become information literate citizens.
However you decide to celebrate International Literacy Day, take a moment to reflect on what it means to be able to read. As children’s author Tomie dePaola once said, “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”
September is library card sign-up month and it’s INCREDIBLE!
Your i-card is your library card and that means if you have your i-card you are signed up. If you don’t have your i-card please stop by or contact the i-card office.
With your library card you have access to games, technology, and home and kitchen supplies through the Library of Things – as well as 1000s of ebooks and eAudiobooks through CloudLibrary.
Lincoln Library, Springfield’s public library, was on campus issuing library cards to our community members at the Involvement Expo on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. It was a great opportunity for students to get acquainted with the additional resources and services available to them through the Lincoln Library.
Here’s information on how you can sign-up for a Lincoln Library eCard. An eCard will be mailed to you and gives you access to Lincoln Library’s electronic resources. You can convert your eCard to a full access card by bringing your eCard and photo ID to Lincoln Library.
It’s March 14
It’s π Day!
Stop by Brookens Library today and pick up a free hand pie on us! Enjoy π Day.
We Heart You!
Stop by the Library Wednesday, February 14th from 2-4 pm to decorate heart shaped cookies provided by Norris Nation. Keep them for yourself or share with a friend! We will provide all the supplies and cookies, so don’t miss out on this sweet event!
Finals Week marks the end of another semester at UIS. We will reduce our hours and have special holiday closures over the winter break from Saturday, December 10, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017. A complete list of our hours is always available on our website for your convenience.
Reduced Hours of Operation (Saturday, December 10 – Thursday, December 22):
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5 PM
Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2
We re-open with reduced hours on Tuesday, January 3
Spring Semester Reduced Hours: (Tuesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 15)
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday – Friday: OPEN 9AM – 5PM
Special Closure: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16): CLOSED
We re-open with regular Spring Semester hours Tuesday, January 17, 2017
We hope your semester has been successful and that you are looking forward a peaceful winter break. To help you relax and refresh, we’ve compiled a list of winter read recommendations in our Cloud Library collection. These downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks are accessible from wherever you are spending your break with the free app. Unfamiliar with the downloadable eBooks or eAudiobooks in our Cloud Library collection? Learn more here, and, as always, we’ll be happy to help you download the free app and set up your account at the library main desk. Enjoy your break!
We know you’re busy studying for finals so we wanted to remind you that our hours change during Winter Break.
Holiday / Winter Break Recess (12/10- 1/2)
Sat-Sun (12/10 – 12/18): Closed
Mon-Friday (12/12 – 12/22): 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri-Tue (12/23 – 12/27): Holiday Closure
Wed-Fri (12/28 – 12/30): BUILDING CLOSED/E-mail services available 10 AM – 2 PM
Sat-Mon (12/31 – 1/2): Holiday Closure
Brookens Library will re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.