If you haven’t been in the Grace Van Dyke Bird Library recently, come check out the newly refurbished Dean and Adah Gay Reading Room. The Gay family created an endowment in 2007 to help maintain the room, but until now, not much was done. New chairs, lamps, and plants have been added, plus additional electrical outlets to assist students with recharging their electronic devices.
David and Catherine Gay, Andreas, Emily (Gay) and Eva Dauner joined Kirk and Stacey Russell (Library), and Heather Pennella, Tom Gelder and Dana Heins-Gelder (Foundation) to rededicate the space Saturday evening. The new furniture arrived last Friday just before noon, and the students began enjoying it immediately.