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Lakeland Library Newsletter: December 2018

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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. 


Ellen Strand, Interlibrary Loan Specialist

Ellen Strand

Started at LCC: I started working at the circulation desk in 1999. I was finishing my AA degree here at Lakeland. I started working in April, graduated in May, and have been here ever since.

Favorite place to visit: So many places, but I guess North Carolina. My daughter lives in Raleigh. One of my favorite places is Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC, and our family loves going to Topsail Island, NC for beach vacations. I can’t get enough of Niagara on the Lake in Canada, and recently visited Chautauqua, NY for the first time since I was a child, and I loved it! It’s like stepping back in time.

Currently watching: I watch Antiques Road Trip, Great British Baking Show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel, and most recently The Kominsky Method. I watch way too much TV.

Topic she can talk about for hours: I love the theater, and I can talk about theater for hours.

Favorite holiday treat: I love everything holiday, so cookies. I really enjoy making gingerbread houses with family and friends.  

Lakeland Library Celebrates!

Student Library Innovator's (SLI) Game Night was a success!

Student Library Innovators

Over 30 students, faculty, staff, and family enjoyed board games, card games, video games, and crafts at SLI's first ever community event. Thanks to our officers Ben Dujanovic (Treasurer), Alexis Lisy (Secretary), Izabel Justice (President), and Deanna Lowe (Vice-President), who worked very hard to make game night a success. Check future newsletters for details of our student group's upcoming events! 

Did you know?

Did you know?

Lakeland Library is part of OhioLINK 


There are 120 member libraries that make up OhioLINK. It's catalog has over 46 million items, including books, periodicals, maps, music scores and audiovisual materials. Items can be requested online and picked up at any OhioLINK member Library. Last year, Lakeland borrowed and loaned 4,253 items for our patron's use.

We have a children’s book collection at the Lakeland Library! 
TLC Collection

In collaboration with the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) and Campus Kids, the Lakeland Library categorizes and houses the TLC book collection. Located near the Circulation desk, our quaint children’s area is a welcoming center for students, faculty, staff, and the community to enjoy and check out some great children’s books. Created in 2013, this ever-evolving collection has expanded to over 2,000 books, thanks to generous donations. Stop by and check it out!      

Season's Greetings from Lakeland Library!

From our family to yours...

Happy Holidays 


laethanta saoire sona (Gaelic)

felices vacaciones (Spanish)

joyeuses fêtes (French)

fijne vakantie (Dutch)

schöne ferien (German)

buone vacanze (Italian)

   छुट्टियां आनंददायक हों (Hindi)  

                            wesołych świąt (Polish)                        

Holiday Poem by Michael Billings


December again

Wisps of wind

Twirl Autumnal leaves

Final dance departing

Ground delicately beneath

Slippered feet of Wandering magi.

Northern crystal glimmers

Reflecting Frankincense and Myrrh

In eyes of

Angels with gossamer wings

Again we wait.

In soft slumber

Nestled beneath bales of blankets

Timidly trembling

Whispering among ourselves

Until morning comes.


Lakeland Library asks...


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

"My favorite holiday tradition is going to Stan Hywet in Akron every year to see their display of over a million lights!"

-Megan Mamolen, Reference and Instruction Librarian

"My favorite holiday tradition is making wreaths and centerpieces with my daughters and granddaughters at the Holiday Greens Workshop at Swine Creek Lodge in Geauga County; a twenty-year family tradition!"

-Linda Glasser, Library Acquisitions Coordinator

“I love celebrating Christmas Eve with family. Ever since I was a kid, Christmas Eve has always seemed so magical. The anticipation and wonder of what is to come on Christmas morning—that’s my favorite part of the holiday season.”

-Ashlei Zakes, Reference and Instruction Librarian

"Cookie Exchange! For the past two years the Library Department has hosted a cookie exchange. It's a great way to have a variety of cookies for the holidays. And there's a plethora of cookie recipes to try. This is my new favorite tradition." 

 -Cori Tatulinski, Serials Specialist



Library Events

Monday Book Club:

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at 2:00PM, Holden University Center, Room U-202
Read the book and join in a discussion of "Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit" by Andrew Moore and Michael Twitty.

Click here for more information.

Book Discussion Group:

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 12:00PM, Room C-2058
Read the book and join in a discussion of "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan
Click here for more information.

Special Event

Library Welcome Wagon


Monday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 , Student Center Atrium

Stop by for information about Library resources, programs and services.

Return a Library survey for a FREE giveaway!

Library Services

Service of the Month

Book Sale Book Tree

Lakeland Library has a Book Sale!

It's the Season for Reading . . .

Browse through the varied used and donated books to find just the right book to buy.

Books are $0.25 each or $1.00 a bag. Bags can be purchased at the Circulation Desk.

For more information about the continuous Library Book Sale call 440.525.7424.

See our tree made from book sale books now through December 21st. Guess the correct number of books and win a prize!



Library Winter Break Hours: 

Dec. 15, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019


Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Saturdays & Sundays and Dec. 24, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Library Spring Break Hours: 


Monday, Mar. 11 - Friday, Mar. 15, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Library Contact Information

General Information                                                    Spring Semester Hours                                           Web       

Location: Third Floor of C-Building                                     M-Th: 8AM-9PM                                               Homepage
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Phone: 440.525.7424                                                          Sat: 9AM-1PM                                                 

Email:                              Sun: Closed                                                    

Contributors to the December newsletter include: Michael Billings, Peggy Cox, Linda Glasser, Ragan Snead, Ellen Strand,  Cori Tatulinski, Ashlei Zakes

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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