[Photo Essay] Students Celebrate 24/5 Opening of Fourth Floor – OHIO University Libraries

[Photo Essay] Students Celebrate 24/5 Opening of Fourth Floor

Co-authored by Amanda DeLong-Carter

On the evening of Sept. 6, coals glowed on the grill as students chatted and passersby eagerly stopped to eat a favorite campout treat, s’mores, during “Camp Alden.” The event, held from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., was in celebration of Alden Library’s fourth floor opening of the 24 hours-a-day/5-days-a-week overnight study.

While inside Alden’s revolving doors on the fourth floor, students enjoyed more snacks from the nacho bar, cut images out of old magazines to make personalized buttons, watched silent films, or listened to stories sitting cross-legged around a mock campfire. Other party-goers laughed as they dressed up with hats and fake mustaches to take photos, which were printed to take home for future memories.

Check out the photos below of the Camp Alden celebration, or look at more photos on the Libraries’ Flickr account.

All photos by Lexi Browning/Ohio University Libraries

(From left) Sarah Ping, a junior in finance; Emma Toman, a junior in journalism; Hope Mueller, a junior in integrated media; and Rebecca Trate, a junior in journalism, roast marshmallows at the s’mores booth during “Camp Alden,” an event in celebration of the extended hours of the fourth floor of Alden Library, on Wed., Sept. 6, 2017.


(From left) Autumn Watkins, a freshman in mechanical engineering, self-serves nachos as Bailey Barrows, a freshman in theater, enjoys a popsicle in Alden Library on Wed. evening Sept. 6.


(Second from right) Loren Quallen, a junior in nursing and a student employee of the Libraries, hand-stamps buttons for students during “Camp Alden.”