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Coloring sheets are one of many activities available on Picnic Day at Shields Library.

Visit Us on Picnic Day

We welcome the campus community, alumni and friends to visit Shields Library on Picnic Day, Saturday, April 23! We’ll be hosting an open house with activities for all ages, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

In the Courtyard:

Bring the Kids to Children’s Storytime
Picture book readings by English Professor Fran Dolan
Two sessions: 11:30 AM -11:50 AM and 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM

Get Creative with Sidewalk Chalk
Help us color in our welcome message, recreate the cover of your favorite book, or share a favorite moment from your Picnic Day experience. We can’t wait to see what you create. 

In the Lobby:

Cool Off and Color
Come in out of the heat, grab a seat, and color our Davis-themed coloring sheets. You won’t want to miss our new design for 2022!

Watch Historical Films of Picnic Day
Enjoy a cinematic celebration of Picnic Days past dating back to 1939 (runs continuously).

Catch Current Exhibits
Check out our two current exhibits, The California Aggie Photo Archives: Gems of Student Photojournalism and How to Write About Wine: New Acquisitions for the Wine Writers Collection, before they leave April 28. Or our permanent exhibit, Student Life in Color, which demonstrates the diversity of the Aggie experience.

There’s something for everyone to discover! We hope to see you on Picnic Day.


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