Library Hike Seeks to Inspire Creativity

coveWyndham Robertson Library and the Hollins Outdoor Program are inviting the campus community to explore the connections between movement, nature, and literature with a Library Hike, September 12 – 22.

Students, faculty, and staff can stop by the library and check out a “hiking pack,” containing a blanket, sunscreen, and bug spray to help with the hike, and a journal, pens, and disposable camera to use when inspiration strikes. Then, they can head off on the trail from Hollins to Carvins Cove Nature Reserve.

Hikers are encouraged to stop and look at books from the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences along the trail, and use the journal and camera to document their creativity. They can leave their journal writings to inspire others, or take the pages with them. All cameras will be developed by the library and photographs may be shared in a library display and/or posted to a curated online collection.

The Library Hike is part of Outside the Lines, a national initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities. This month, organizations from across the U.S. and Canada are hosting either an event or campaign to get people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a whole new way.

For more information, contact Rebecca Seipp, outreach and humanities liaison librarian, at or 540-362-6328.