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Happy Birthday, Dylan Thomas!

Today we remember Dylan Thomas for his beautiful poetic gift to the English language.  “Poem in October” was written in memory of his 30th  birthday in 1944; it is  a hymn to autumn and to nature and a meditation on mortality:

Celebrate his birthday with his reading of “Poem in October”

Take a look at some of the books in the library:

Ugly, lovely : Dylan Thomas’s Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in pictures

Discovering Dylan Thomas : a companion to the collected poems and notebook poems

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

Electronic Book Plates

To highlight the generosity of donors, the Collection Development Gifts Unit is now adding electronic gift plates to records for new gifts in kind.

Searchable in the catalog, the text can be found on the details tab.

The default text on the book plates is” Gift of [Professor Kindheart]” but other text options are available.

Since nearly 100% of donors during a pilot offering have already agreed to have this note added, we expect this option to be well received. It will soon become the default, though donors will still have the choice of  anonymity.

If you have further questions about donating books to Perkins Library, please contact staff in the Collection Development Gifts Unit, Cheryl Thomas or Ian Holljes.

Written by Cheryl Thomas