by Chris Evans
The melodies of happy birthday will be filling GW's typically quiet Eckles Library tomorrow, as the Mount Vernon hot spot celebrates its 25th anniversary since opening in 1987.
Eckles has planned quite the celebration for tomorrow and is inviting all GW students to swing by. According to John Danneker, Director of Eckles Library, "Throughout the day students can meet library staff, learn more about resources and services offered, and enjoy treats and surprises."
Students are also encouraged to break the usual library hymn of silence to meet and socialize with others in attendance, commemorating the opening of GW's second largest campus library.
Tomorrow's official celebration kicks off at 2 PM, where there will be birthday cupcakes, images of Eckles throughout the years, and fun surprises. For students who can't make the official celebration, the library is offering free coffee, cappuccinos, and hot chocolate throughout the entire day, perfect for students who just have a minute to join the party.
Foggy Bottom residents are being especially encouraged to take the quick ride to the Mt. Vernon campus to use the celebration as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Eckles' great wealth or resources.
Eckles Library opened in 1987 with a specific focus on the research and study needs of freshman and sophomore students. To date, it holds a print collection of over 60,000 volumes, which continues to grow each month.