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This guide was developed to celebrate National Library week 2024

Library Week

It's National Library Week!


From the American Library Association, "National Library Week (April 7-13, 2024) is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2024 is "Ready, Set, Library," illustrating the idea that in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most. At the library’s author talks, workshops, and book clubs, Americans can connect with fellow enthusiasts and local experts while building relationships that will last a lifetime. No matter where you find yourself on the roadmap through life’s journey—preparing for a new career, launching a business, or raising a family—the library provides an inclusive and supportive community where everyone belongs."
Here at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Library we are ready and set for you!  Textbooks on Reserve, answers to questions while you're on externship, interlibrary loan for Law Review...we have you covered!  Need a space to collaborate?  We've got that.  Need a silent study space? We've got that too.  And this week -- we also have prizes, and candy, and posters and bookmarks! Stop by the Law Library and see how we can help YOU be a success!

Library Week Celebrity - 2023

Our UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Celebrities for 2024 are -- The Legal Writing Faculty!

"Ready, Set, Library!"  


Wise words about libraries and literacy

National Library Week - 2024

Cornhole! Come on Down!

Friday's (Virtual) Candy of the Day

Happy Friday!!  Come get your candy of the day and enter to win!

Of course, if you're not on campus, you can find the entry to today's prize here!! 

If you win, we'll mail the prize to you!

And now a word from a librarian

"It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else." – John Waters

This quote really intrigues me.  What were the “books they wouldn’t let us read in school?”  Thinking back, I’m pretty sure no one was allowed to read comics.  When I was a kid (riding a dinosaur to school uphill both ways,) comics weren’t considered “real reading.”  Public libraries wouldn’t think of purchasing comics.  That changed in 1986 when Art Spiegelman published the graphic novel, Maus: a Survivor’s Tale, which not only got a serious review in the New Yorker, but won a Pulitzer Prize! The door was opened.

Comics, and graphic novels, are great for early readers. Taylor Norman, editor at Chronicle Books says, “A great early reader book is a book that welcomes any kid— and makes them excited to open a book again. It’s as simple, and as important, as that.  John Waters says, “I discovered that I could…have a good life without being like everybody else.”  I can’t help but think of Marvel’s X-Men.  The students at Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters takes the bullying, and name calling, and weirdness of being a “mutant,” and turns it on its head.  Mutants have SUPER powers! Comic book characters have angst (Batman,) they have disabilities (Daredevil,) and difficult romantic relationships (Spiderman and MJ.)  Graphic novels too have all the elements that define great literature – plus pictures!

Reading is vitally important for everyone, at every age.  It improves our memories.  It helps us develop concentration.  It enhances our empathy.  It introduces us to concepts we’ve never considered, and it expands our vocabulary.  It helps us feel less alone in the world.  Pleasure reading improves your life! So read a book – even if it IS a comic book (Concord Public Library has a whole collection!)  Happy Library Week.




The lovely folks at LexisNexis donated a cake to help us celebrate National Library Week! 

 Stop by Thursday, April 11th at 11:45 to get a sugary treat to keep your afternoon buzzing!

(Everyone is welcome!)

Special Bonus Prize




Isn't it nice to have a bonus? Enter to win this set of six hand-made UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Coasters!  These coasters are made of polished slate and laser etched with the school seal.  Using these will allow you to remember your glory days here long after graduation.  Enter here.


Friday's Prize

Friday's Prize!


Memory Foam Seat Cushion

Let's face it.  After hours spent in the Law Library's wooden chairs, sometimes your butt is tired.  This seat cushion is made of 100% pure memory foam, soft and firm. It uses your own body heat to adapt to your curves. Its ergonomic "U" shaped hollow is designed for superior comfort, effectively supporting the coccyx, relieving the hip pressure caused by sitting for long periods -- you know, like studying for finals. Enter here!

Thanks to our sponsors

The UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law would like to shout out a BIG thank you to our Library Week prize sponsors, LexisNexis and Westlaw!