Capital University will ceremonially unveil the renovated Blackmore Library, a $1.3 million project that completely transforms its first and second floors to create more of a “destination” spot on campus.
The renovation boosts six-fold the size of the library’s 24-hour space, doubling computing technology and exploring new mobile technology. Though the library has been open since students returned to campus in late August, the University will hold a ceremonial re-opening and open house on Friday, September 14.
The open house will take place from 10 am to 2 pm and will feature a library services fair, roving librarians, a library card linking station and guided tours for students.
A ceremony and reception will take place from 3:30 to 5 pm, featuring guided tours for the community members and guests, along with brief remarks from Capital President Denvy A. Bowman and Provost Richard Ashbrook at 4:15 pm. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members are welcome.
After the ceremony, everyone is invited to The Schumacher Gallery for the opening reception of its first exhibition of the 2012-2013 academic year, Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery. The Schumacher Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Blackmore library. The reception will run from 5 to 7:30 pm.
Blackmore Library is located on Capital’s Bexley campus, 1 College and Main, near the intersection of Main Street and Drexel Avenue.
Contact: Nichole JohnsonDirector of media relations and communicationsCapital University614-236-6945c: 614-440-9158