UK Students Blast Onto Library Balcony for Study Break, Free Food


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2014) — Looking for a break during finals week or needing some fresh air during your long nights at the library? Balcony Blast is for you. University of Kentucky Libraries and Dean Terry Birdwhistell invite the student body to drop by William T. Young Library for free food, drinks and relaxation during finals week. Balcony Blast runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in room 3-34 and the adjacent balcony, located on the third floor south wing of Young Library.

As part of Balcony Blast, UK Libraries is opening room 3-34 and the south balcony for a reception and will provide small sub sandwiches from Firehouse Subs and soft drinks. There will be music and students can drop by to relax, take a break from their studies and enjoy the fresh air.

UK Libraries hosted a similar event last spring when it opened the balcony to the public and student body for the first time.

In the event of rain, Balcony Blast will be moved to room B108-C.

UK Libraries is constantly looking for ways to support the success of students by utilizing its resources and space. With a donation from Kentucky American Water, last spring Young Library staff upgraded the Kentucky American Water Room at the library with a design that incorporated tablet arm chairs ideal for students using laptops or other electronic devices, movable whiteboards, and a flat screen display that can be used to project the images from laptop screens.

In the fall of 2013, Young Library opened two repurposed spaces on the second floor: a new interactive reference area in the north wing and a collaborative learning center in the south wing.

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