K-State Libraries are rooted in knowledge, tradition, fun and purple. This year, we invite the entire family to explore our common roots! Visitors can explore all floors, from the fifth to the first, visit one station, or – to win a coffee mug – visit them all. Coffee mugs are available to the first 250 participants.
All activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Hale Library will be open until 7 p.m. Stop by the welcome table at the main entrance of Hale Library to learn all about our activities.
Visit the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections to learn about the seldom-seen collections that apply to all fields from biology to bakery science, English to economics, history to horticulture. Research librarians with extensive experience will be on hand to talk about the hundreds of ways special collections can serve as the root of some fascinating and successful K-State research.
Stop by the main floor of Library Help to visit with librarians and student employees to get an insider’s view on everything from interesting facts, little-known perks and tips for power users.
Don’t miss the Great Room in old Farrell Library, the place where K-State Libraries first took root in 1927. You can join in the fun with International Tabletop Games Day; play with your little sprouts in the kids’ area, or take on a map challenge that tests your knowledge of Hale.
Whether you stop by to revisit one of your old study haunts or learn something new, our roots grow deep. We’re here for K-State. Before you leave, make sure you’ve made your mark by leaving a message for the rest of the members of your family tree on the fourth floor.