Stress relief for finals week located in Booth Library

Staff Report

The Booth Library has planned several activities designed to help students deal with the stress of finals week, along with extended hours.

For finals week, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; noon to 1 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Dec.11 through Dec. 14 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. this upcoming Monday and Tuesday, certified therapy dogs will be in the South Lobby of the library.

Special sessions of the EIU Meditation Club, to help “students alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and strengthen focus,” will be offered at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Edgar room from Sunday through Tuesday of finals week.

Starting on Friday, students can take mad-libs, coloring pages, bookmarks and Sudoku puzzles to complete on their own. Students can also help make a larger jigsaw puzzle or group coloring page on the third floor of the library.

A limited number of “Don’t worry, I’m at Booth Library” postcards will be available, according to a press release. Students can fill out and address a postcard, then place it in the mailbox.

At 7 p.m. Monday, free popcorn and lemonade will be served to students while supplies last. Representatives from university housing and dining services will also be passing out healthy snacks from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday in the North Library.

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