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Lakeland Library Newsletter: February 2023

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Lakeland Library

Welcome to the Lakeland Library Newsletter!  Each month, we will showcase classes, events, and other fun and interesting facts about the Library and our staff. We will also keep you informed of new resources and services that are designed to assist you in your course work, and personal and professional lives. 

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Librarian reading to children

Children Coloring

Lakeland Library helps readers of all ages!

Library Staff and Faculty provide a weekly Storytime for the children that attend the Teaching Learning Center and Campus Kids here at Lakeland. Storytime shows the children the Library is not only a fun place to visit where we read, sing and play but it helps them develop essential early literacy skills through these fun and interactive programs. 

Bowl of Serials

Serials for Early Childhood Education

Working with young children often requires understanding and preparation. Whether you are studying young childhood education or are currently part of a young person's world, Lakeland Library has a few magazine titles you may want to peruse. Exchange, Young Children and Early Childhood Education Journal all provide insight and knowledge about educating the youngest students. For information on these resources and more, contact Reference at 440-525-7425 or email .

New E-Resources

E-Resources for Early Learners

E-Resources for early learners!

Looking for digital access to resources for primary or middle school students? Check out the Primary Search or Middle Search Plus databases, available in Lakeland Library's complete list of databases. Each database houses magazine articles and other educational material for early learners. 

Questions? Contact the library's reference department at

Spring Break Hours

White flowers, shamrocks and text - Spring Break

Library Spring Break Hours


Mon. March 13 - Thurs. March 16

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Fri. March 17

8:00AM - 12pm


Sat. March 11 & Sun. March 12

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Join us at Connect Fest!

Connect Fest

Connect Fest is back at Lakeland Library! Join us on Tuesday, March 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm to learn about Lakeland academic programs and departments, support services, and student groups. Connect Fest is a great opportunity to meet other Lakeland students, faculty, and staff and hear how they can support you. 

Interested in showcasing your department or group at Connect Fest? Contact Tom Hyland at to reserve a table.

Generously funded by Student Engagement and Leadership

Edible Book Contest!

Edible Book Contest March 28, 2023

Join in the fun to create an edible book and have it displayed during Connect Fest, in the library, on Tuesday, March 28.

Acceptable entries:

  • Must be inspired by a book.
  • Should be entirely edible with the exception of toothpicks, food wrappers, or other minimal decorations. 
  • Should not require refrigeration. Entries will be displayed for 2-3 hours.
  • Entries will not be eaten, so while they must be edible, they do not have to be appetizing! Entries will not be judged on taste.

The top three edible books, with the most votes, will be awarded prizes.

For more information and to register your submission by March 21, 2023, visit Lakeland Library Edible Book Contest.

Lakeland students, faculty and staff, along with the general public, are all invited to enter.

Mindfulness & Meditation at the Library

Mindfulness & Meditation at the library

More options for wellness at Lakeland Library!

Students - Need a place to de-stress between classes? The Library recently extended our Relaxation Zone to include a larger space for meditation and yoga, and two new recliners. Students are welcome to use the space for crafting, coloring, puzzle building, and other mindfulness activities as well. Visit the Relaxation Zone during any of our open hours!

Faculty and staff - Looking for guided group meditation or to connect with other colleagues on campus practicing mindfulness? During the month of March, there will be two wellness offerings in the Library's Collaboration Space, including:

  • Mindfulness in Action Book Club open house featuring a presentation by Greg Truhan on mindfulness and police reform on March 23rd at 2:00pm.
  • A talk about mindfulness habits and a guided group meditation session for Employee Wellness Days on March 30th at 10:00am. 

Questions? Email Megan Mamolen at

Upcoming Library Events

Book jacket: Grandma Gatewood's Walk

Monday Book Club

When:  Monday, March 13 at 2PM

Where:  The Holden University Center

Read:  "Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" by Ben Montgomery

Summary:  Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, she had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail; the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person--man or woman--to walk it twice and three times. The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. -- From publisher's description.

Contact: to participate in the Monday Book Club. Free and open to everyone!

Book Jacket: Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright

Online Book Discussion Group 

When:  Wednesday, March 29 at 12PM

Where: Online

Read: "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright 

Summary: A riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, the book chronicles the story of her life, from her childhood as a Czechoslovakian refugee through her rise to power in the world of international diplomacy and policy-making, detailing her two terms as Secretary of State, her personal life, and the colorful personalities she met along the way. ~From publisher's description

Contact: to participate in the online book discussion. Free and open to everyone!

Midterm Stress Relief

Wellness at Lakeland logo - tree and Lakeland Building

Lakeland Library - Supporting the whole student with midterm stress relief!

If midterms have you feeling stressed, take some time to de-stress with a Midterm Stress Relief Kit. From March 6 - 10, pick up a stress relief kit at the Library, on the third floor of C-Building, Room C-3051. 

The kit includes:

Clay dough, squeeze ball, bookmarks to color, crayons, chips/pretzels, trail mix, fruit leather, granola bar, tea, pen, pencil, and sticker.    

Library open hours are Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 8PM, Friday, 8AM - 12PM, and Saturday 8AM - 1PM.

Kits provided by the LibraryLakeland's Rise and Thrive grant and the Lakeland Foundation.

Phone 440.525.7424 for more information.

Interlibrary Loan Services

Reminder: Find resources for research paper

Have a research paper due? We can help! OhioLINK gives you access to thousands upon thousands of books from other Schools and Libraries across the state. Books arrive in as little as 3-5 business days. If you're looking for an article we don't have access to, the Interlibrary Loan service can order articles that typically arrive in 1-3 business days. To get started, just send us an email at

New Books

New Books

Check out these new books, available in our library!

From Surviving to Thriving: 

a student's guide to feeling and doing well at university

Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Paige Williams, editors

Book Jacket: From Surviving to Thriving

Awkward intelligence : where AI goes wrong, why it matters, and what we can do about it

 Katharina A. Zweig, author ; translated by Noah Harley

Book Jacket:  Awkward Intelligence

Female innovators who changed our world : how women shaped STEM

Emma Shimizu, author

Book Jacket:  Female Innovators

  • Stop by the Library, on the third floor of C-Building, C-3051, to browse some of our great new resources!
  • Can't make it to the Library? Check out the entire list of new materials.

Library Contact Information

General Information                                               Spring Semester Hours                                     Web       

Location: Third Floor of C-Building                             M-Th: 8AM-8PM                                           Homepage
(C-3051)                                                                       Fri: 8AM-12PM                                               Youtube
Phone: 440-525-7424                                                  Sat: 8AM-1PM                                               

Email:                   Sun: Closed  


Contributors to the February newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Cori Tatulinski, Jennifer Yandle

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