Welcome Class of 2016 – Join Us For ceLIBration

Hard to believe it but it’s already time for Welcome Week at Temple University. Temple University Libraries is ready! We’re looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2016 to the campus and our Libraries. We’ll have our table at TuFEST which is a great opportunity to pick up some information about the Libraries and all the services and resources we offer to Temple students. – and meet our staff.

The high point of Welcome Week for us is ceLIBration.. What is ceLIBration? It’s two-hours of music, games, activities, and free food that celebrates the arrival of our new class of freshmen. Did we mention FREE FOOD. We’re also having a scavenger hunt that offers some pretty good prizes – and there are raffles.

WHEN: Friday, August 24
TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
WHERE: Paley Library, Main Level, East Side

ceLIBration 2012 poster featuring an owl reading a book.

Come to Paley Library for ceLIBration.








We hope you’ll join us for ceLIBration. You’ll be coming through Paley eventually. You might as well get started with ceLIBration.

ceLIBration Welcomes New Students To Library

On Friday, August 29, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Paley Library’s first floor was transformed into ceLIBration headquaters. ceLIBration is the Libraries’ annual Welcome Week extravaganza, and it welcomes new students to the Temple University Libraries. ceLIBration offers a fun opportunity to learn about the Library and meet the people who work there. With plenty of food and music, as pictured below, there is plenty of activity for the new students.

jimmy_johns.jpg This year the turnout was great, and hundreds of students visited Paley Library to participate in the festivities. In addition to video games and quizzo, the Library offered Secret Cinema, a well regarded classic film event that is popular in Philadelphia. Many prizes and gifts were given away during several raffles. The Library once again held a Guitar Hero III contest, and several students turned out to try their hand at becoming our new Guitar Hero champion. This year Derek Burton, a freshman, emerged victorious with the highest score in two rounds of competition. Derek is pictured below showing his Guitar Hero skills.