Van Wylen Library is celebrating 25 years of service this year. A reception honoring the library will take place on Monday, April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first floor. All are invited to enjoy cake, coffee, and tea while checking out the library history display, which includes artifacts like the ground-breaking shovel, photos, and Anchor articles that describe the library’s history. The library’s namesakes, Hope’s 9th president and his wife Ds. Gordon and Margaret Van Wylen, will be on hand to cut the cake.
Opening in January 1988, the library celebrated its official dedication on April 21. An April 27, 1988 Anchor article describes the festivities, which included speeches by Dr. John Hope Franklin, a famous African American historian, President John Jacobson, who was in his first year of presidency, and Provost Jacob Nyenhuis.
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of serving students and faculty at Van Wylen Library!
–Madalyn Muncy, Library Student Blogger