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Poetry from the Wheelock Poet-Tree

In April the library started a Poet-Tree to celebrate National Poetry Month. The Wheelock community made blackout poems on leaves cut from old discarded books, and then added those leaves to the Poet-Tree. The tree proved so popular, that we ended up leaving it up through the end of the semester. Just look at how much the tree grew over time!

April 1st, 2016


May 13th, 2016Poet-Tree Full

If you didn’t get a chance to see the tree in person, we’ve got you covered. We documented each unique and creative poem so everyone can read them again and again. Just scroll through below for a closer look!

If you missed out on participating in the Poet-Tree this year, keep an eye our for its return next April 2017!

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Graduating Seniors, Get Your Alumni Card Before You Leave!

An alumni card is a free library card which allows Wheelock alumni to borrow books from the Wheelock College Library even after they’ve graduated from Wheelock.  Alumni who already live around the area or plan to stick around will find this useful as it gives them access to a very Wheelock collection of books- books that focus on children and families, human development and behavior, education, social issues, social welfare, and social justice, and the importance of the diversity of human experience.  This card also means access to the 16,000 children’s books on Floor 2M.  Check out our alumni borrowing policies page for more information.


So, graduating seniors, before you bid au revoir to Wheelock, stop by the Library with your current Wheelock ID and get your alumni card.  For those who have already graduated, contact the Library.

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Style By The Book: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

With only 9 days left in the semester, I bet most of you are spending every second dreaming of your fun upcoming summer adventures.

(For those of you who are in fact Demigods trying to pass yourselves off as normal college kids, this is the time of year that you are secretly packing up your things to return to Camp Half-Blood. Feel free to skim over this next paragraph, and check out the photos below for some fashion inspiration as you plan your first-day-of-camp outfits.)

For the rest of you, let me recommend that you add Percy Jackson and the Olympians to your summer reading lists! The five-book series follows a group of entirely fictional Heroes and Demigods who spend their summers training to fight completely made-up monsters at a definitely fabricated place called Camp Half-Blood. This “Style by the Book” is inspired by the story’s two main protagonists, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase.


Do you have a favorite book that you want to see featured on Style by the Book? Share your suggestions in the comments!



Preservation Week: Save Your Stuff and Pass It On!


It’s Preservation Week!

But what is Preservation Week, you might ask?

Preservation Week is a week long event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with partners such as the Library of Congress, The Society of American Archivists, and The Institute of Library and Museum Services among others; to inspire preservation action and education throughout the country. What is particularly special about Preservation Week is that it not only targets the preservation of collections held by libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions, but also everyone’s personal and family collections of books, photographs, letters, etc.

Learn more and get tips for preserving your own collections:




* Saving your stuff:

Quick tips for caring for audio, books, film & home movies, data, textiles, documents & papers, slides, photographs, scrapbooks, oral histories, and artifacts.


* Dear Donia. . .

Ask Donia Conn, preservation specialist, your preservation questions and read her answers to question posed by others.


* Free Preservation Webinars

View free webinars on a number of preservation topics such as; preserving your digital memories, preserving your family photographs, and personal digital archiving.







To learn more check out the Preservation Week website.



Extended Hours Have Begun!

The Wheelock College Library has extended its hours through the end of the semester to help you stay productive through those late night study sessions!


Need some research help? Come to the service desk for drop-in research help any time during extended hours.

The library also has fun activities to help you relax during the stress of finals. Take some time out from studying to work on a puzzle, located near the service desk. Get in touch with your creative side with our adult coloring stations (located on floors 1, 1M, 2M, 3, and 4).

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