I love libraries. I support them, I use them, I’m even planning a library event for next month at the Franklin Library with local authors. But I never thought of using the library for this:
From TMJ4: To celebrate the last day of final exams, hundreds of Marquette University students descended on the Raynor Memorial Libraries for an impromptu dance party Wednesday night.
"The campus is abuzz about it today," said University spokesman Chris Stolarski.
During what’s being called the "Raynor Rave," students filed into the library and danced to several songs played over the building’s intercom system, including Miley Cyrus’ popular "Party in the U.S.A."
"We had about 700 people come in," estimated the event’s organizer, spohomore Chris Mason. "Me and my friend Ryan Glazer came up with the idea. We saw videos of this at the University of North Carolina and we wanted to bring it to Marquette."
"We set up a group for it on Facebook and used that to invite a bunch of people and then just kept talking about it. Word of mouth is really something!"
Of course, there’s a video of it on YouTube. So, how do you feel about the library being used for a rave? Ok, because it’s there for the students? Sacrilegious because a library is a sacred place that should only be used for knowledge?
And don’t forget that it’s still Your Turn Friday. Post what you’re reading and share the joy.
Bottom Line: Ok, when I was in college, we still had to whisper in the library.