Celebrating 50 years
The 2013/14 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Skillman Library and the founding of our dedicated group of Friends. In the fall of 1963, a state-of-the-art Skillman Library welcomed Lafayette students with modern conveniences and expanded shelving capacity. During the spring semester of 1964, a group of thirty friends of the College, led by Kenneth F. Kressler ’18, gathered at the Union League in Philadelphia to discuss how they could help the recently opened Skillman keep abreast of the post-World War II knowledge explosion and fill the new shelves. These benefactors became our first Friends of Skillman Library. Today our Friends continue to support the educational mission of the library in a building transformed by an award-winning 2004 expansion and renovation.
Visit the 50th anniversary webpage to learn more about the exceptional programming sponsored by the Friends of Skillman Library in the upcoming year.