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National Library Week 2023: Celebrate with us!

Participate in any activity below during National Library Week and be entered to win a $200 book scholarship, or one of 20 gift bags and other prizes!

**Winners will be notified via email the following week.

Haiku Activity

Haiku Basics = long-short-long line structure.

Observe your surroundings, take a walk, or look at photographs. Note observations, things that stick out or attract your attention.

  • Write sparingly about your observations; what you are seeing, hearing, smelling.
  • Use simple language. Think in images rather than evaluations.
  • The fewer words the better. Weigh each word, make every word count.
  • Read and correct the sketch many times. Put it aside for a while before you edit again.

When you are ready, email your haiku to the library –


a sign                                                           evening

at the fork in the road                                  waves come into the cove

“fine dining”                                                 one at a time


The Haiku Foundation: Advice for Beginners = -- haiku poets sharing advice for beginners

Haiku Society of America = -- educational resources for writers

A Visit from Saint Nicholas Quiz

To honor the 200th anniversary of arguably the most well-known and beloved holiday poem, and to celebrate National Poetry month and National Library Week, click the link below to take the “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” trivia quiz and enter to win one of five copies of the book, an ornament, and a gift card. Contest ends at noon on Tuesday, April 25. Drawing is at 2pm; entrants need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by CF email.

Library Week 2023 Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the College of Central Florida Library's 2023 Scavenger Hunt. 

Complete either the Virtual Scavenger Hunt OR visit the Ocala Campus Library/Building 3 to participate in person, and submit your findings/creations/photos to the CF Library.

Events & Happenings in the LRC/Building 3

Monday, April 24

12:30pm | Appleton Museum Art Activity | Learning Commons

2pm | Yoga in the LRC | Mindfulness Room #113

Tuesday, April 25

11:30am | Investing w/ Liz Minnerly | Instruction Lab #101K

12:30pm | Yoga in the LRC | Mindfulness Room #113

1:30pm | Citation Styles w/ Liz Minnerly | Instruction Lab #101K

Wednesday, April 26

12:30pm | Trivia Game hosted by James Meier | Learning Commons

Thursday, April 27

12:30pm | Survival Activity w/ Cynthia Moody | Learning Commons

Book Spine Poetry Contest

Choose one of the three options below and, using only the words from that list of book titles, reorganize the words and create a poem. Submit your poem to the Library at and you will be entered into the Library's 2023 Poetry Contest.

**Entries will be judged by CF Communications faculty between Friday, April 28 and Monday, May 1, and winners will be contacted the week of May 1.

Book Spine Poetry Contest: Book lists

Tibetan peach pie: A true account of an imaginative life

The unlikely hero of room 13B

How to meditate: A practical guide to making friends with your mind

One of us is lying

Blue is the warmest color

Parasyte: Silent invasion

What are you looking at? The surprising, shocking, and sometimes strange story of 150 years of modern art

The rough guide to Reggae: The definitive guide to Jamaican music, from Ska through Roots to Ragga

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Life doesn’t frighten me

So long and thanks for all the fish

Soar: How boys learn, succeed, and develop character

The girl who married a lion and other tales from Africa

Summer of love: Art, fashion, and rock and roll

Fierce invalids home from hot climates

Blues up and down: Jazz in our time

American gods

A slap in the face: Why insults hurt – and why they shouldn’t

A history of ancient Egypt: From the great pyramid to the fall of the middle kingdom

Light fantastic: The art and design of stage lighting

Drowned city: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

Information Sessions on Zoom

Monday, April 24

10am | Health Misinformation with Faithe Ruiz

Wednesday, April 26

10am | French Conversation with Michele Gottlieb

2pm | Do You Have a Firm Handshake? with Diana Worthman

Thursday, April 27

10am | ChatGPT with Julee McCammon

2pm | New CF Library Website with Yeidi Rios

National Library Week Origins

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"