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Love Your Library Week will take place from 12th - 16th February 2024.

We have organised a number of activities each day for students to take part in. There will also be a ‘New Books’ display in the lobby throughout the week to showcase how the Library supports every Tripos by purchasing titles from their reading lists.

The activities by day are:

  • Monday 12th Feb: The official launch of the writing competition (which I’ll explain more about below)
  • Tuesday 13th Feb: Threeses
  • Wednesday 14th Feb: Valentine’s Day crafts in the Library lobby
  • Thursday 15th Feb: Elevenses and origami sessions
  • Friday 16th Feb: The writing competition closes and the bookcase is (hopefully!) opened

What's in the bookcase competition

As noted above, as part of Love Your Library week the Library is organising a writing competition for the students. There is an old bookcase in the Library lobby which contained the College’s original library collection when Lucy Cavendish was founded. The cabinet in the bookcase has not been opened, as far as we can tell, in more than twenty years; so we’re inviting students to write a piece of short fiction (poetry or prose) about what might be inside, and submit it to for the chance to win a small prize. We will be accepting entries from Monday the 12th, and the deadline is Friday the 16th. Hopefully we’ll then open the cabinet and see what’s actually in there!