Daily Archives: April 29, 2013

A view from above — tree planting and a song!

There are many reasons the 5th floor reading room is a lovely place to be… We see sun breaks in the clouds, we watch travelers traversing the quad, and we have fabulous collections to share. And last Friday we saw two great “views from above” with a tree planting and impromptu concert from the OSU Meistersingers.

One hundred years ago the class of 1913 planted the majestic elm trees we now enjoy in the Library Quad, and we celebrated Arbor Day & Earth Week on April 26th at noon with another tree gifting. While our newest addition is still small, we have big hopes for it!

And before the noon-hour was through the OSU Meistersingers showed up! Quite a crowd of lunch time wanderers stopped to listen and several students pulled out their phones to record to the serenade.

Choral concert in the quad

Such a treat!