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Library to host final exam events


Therapy dogs, bean bag toss competitions, guided meditation and extended hours are taking place in Charles V. Park Library until the end of the semester to offer students study breaks as they prepare for final exams.

"Hundreds of students came to the library just to see the therapy dogs," said manager of library web services Eric Bellmore.

This is the first academic year therapy dogs will come into the library.

The library has been hosting study activities in since April 22, and Bellmore said they have been a well attended so far.

"You can see the stress on students' faces. (Exams) are a stressful time for everyone," he said. "We see how much these events help."

Guided meditation in the Baber Room allows students to listen to music and relax, take a step back and refocus, he said.

Bellmore said anyone who participates in the bean bag toss gets a free Insomnia Cookie and students who win the competition get their names put in a drawing to win a CMU drawstring backpack filled with prizes.

The library partnered with University Recreation to host Finals Focus events, which include free pizza, coffee and other prizes.

Tuesday, May 3

Open Late: 7:30 to 2 a.m. main library
Dogs in the Park: 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

De-Stress Zone: During open hours on the second floor

Finals Focus: 9:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. in the library walkway

Wednesday, May 4

Open Late: 7:30 to 2 a.m. for the main library
Dogs in the Park: 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

De-Stress Zone: During open hours on the second floor

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