Thursday, May 05, 2016

Therapy Dogs are Coming!

It must be finals week on the Fullerton campus of Hope International University because therapy dogs are coming to the library!

This year the College of Psychology and Counseling is partnering with the Darling Library to bring Therapy Dogs, International to the library for some pet therapy. A dog will be waiting to be snuggled once or twice a day during finals week: Monday, May 9th through Thursday, May 12th.

Dog Schedule:
  • Monday, 5/9, 9:30am to 11:30am - Shannon (Golden Retriever)
  • Monday, 5/9, 1:00 to 3:00pm - Zhi (Lab/Retriever mix)
  • Tuesday, 5/10, 1:00 to 3:00 - Moshi (Akita)
  • Wednesday, 5/11, 9:30am to 11:30am - Sophie (Black Lab)
  • Wednesday, 5/11, 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Noel (Akita)
  • Thursday, 5/12, 9:30am to 11:30am - Diamond Lil (Great Pyrenees)
  • Thursday, 5/12, 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Bentley (Miniature Pinscher)

Take break for some unconditional puppy love!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Open Saturdays

The Darling Library is open the last two Saturdays of the spring 2016 semester:

Saturday, April 30th - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 7th - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 Darling Library Grand Opening, 2000
(Picture from the Darling Library Archives)
See calendar of all library hours:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Library Workers Day 2016

Today is National Library Workers Day!

Annually held on Tuesday of National Library Week, it is a day to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Encourage your Darling Library workers today!

You can even nominate a stellar library worker on the American Library Association website:

Monday, April 11, 2016

National Library Week 2016

It's National Library Week!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

This year's theme is “Libraries Transform” - part of a public awareness campaign "to help shift the mindset that 'libraries are obsolete or nice to have' to 'libraries are essential.' This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2016 State of America’s Libraries report, released during National Library Week.

Student Library Assistant, Ashley,
makes fun of the old card catalog that is now
"growing" silk plants in the library.
The Darling Library invites our patrons to make it fun this year by posting a "shelfie" (a picture of yourself in the library) on Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media site to help express how the library "transforms."

We believe our library transforms lives because it supports the curriculum of Hope International University which is designed "empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ."

What is more transformative than that?

Friday, April 08, 2016

National Library Week 2016 Call for Shelfies

The Darling Library is celebrating National Library Week (April 10–16) by inviting patrons to participate by submitting a "shelfie" on social media.

Here's the idea:

To participate, HIU students, staff, and faculty may:
1) Take a selfie doing something (awesome) in the library.
2) Post it to a social media site and tag us.
-- On Twitter, use @darling_library and the hashtag #shelfie.
-- When posting on Facebook, tag our page Darling Library of Hope International University
3) Come to any of our library desks and show us your post to get a pass for a week of FREE PRINTING (April 17-22)!

We will also retweet/share the pictures on our social media sites.

Show your love for our Darling Library!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Spring Fever Day Hours

The Darling Library will be open from 2:00 pm to 12:00 am on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 for Spring Fever Day.


Merriam Webster Definition
Spring Fever: (NOUN) a feeling of wanting to go outdoors and do things because spring is coming and the weather is getting warmer; a lazy or restless feeling often associated with the onset of spring.

Image from My Tribute Journal

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Extended Hours Begin

For the last six weeks of the semester, the Darling Library remains open until midnight Sunday through Thursday to accommodate increased research and study activities.

Extended Hours 2016
Sunday, April 3 - Thursday, May 12

Sunday - 2:00pm to 12:00am
Monday & Wednesday - 7:45am - 12:00am
Tuesday & Thursday - 7:45am-9:30am; 10:30am-12:00am
Friday - 7:45am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Closed
Photo from Wikimedia Commons
See our entire calendar of library hours.