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      ‘Twas the Week Before Finals...

and your library is staying open late to help you ace your research projects and exams. All help is either In Person, in Building 102, Central Campus, Killeen or Virtually.  For more information, please call 254-526-1621.


‘Twas the Week Before Finals                   

‘Twas the week before finals and all through the night,

Students were studying, and writing papers with fright.                               Hours:                   

For finals were coming and papers were due,                                     December 1- December 4         

With the hope for good grades they will fight through.                           Monday-Thursday

The students were tired and wanted their beds,                                     7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

But visions of coffee and no-doz went through their heads.                      December 5

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I with my lessons,                                     Friday

Had just settled our brains for long study sessions,                              7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

When at CTC there arose such a clatter,                                                         December 6                

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.                                        Saturday           

Away to the Library I flew like a flash,                                                     11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Through the open doors, they were having a late night bash.                   December 7       

The library stayed open one hour too late,                                                       Sunday  

Helping students change their dreaded fate,                                             1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

But librarians helping students with papers, I did not fear,

With drinks and snacks to fill my tummy,

I knew they would help for I was no dummy.

More rapid than eagles help surely came,

And I whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

"Now, Rob! now, Lori! now Ash and Ina!

Help me please, I’m not a whiner.

I need a place to read,It’s true indeed.

With laptops and iPads and computers galore,

They stayed open late, one more hour for sure.

So up I stayed getting all my studying done

Knowing that soon I can have some holiday fun.

I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,

And filled my brain with facts and figures; I was no jerk,

Just one more hour to finish my studies,

Works for me and all my study buddies.

And as I left the library into the night,

I heard the librarians exclaim, as I walked out of sight—

"It’s the Week before Finals, we’re open late tonight!"

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