Cut the cake

National Library Week comes to FSU

Ferris State University is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the construction of FLITE Library on April 12 with a decorative cake.

But it is not just any cake. The dessert will be in the shape of the award-winning building as part of the celebration of National Library Week April 10-16.

Connie’s Cakes, based in Grand Rapids, will bring the dessert to the library at 8 a.m. on April 12 to set up. The cake will be cut and served to the public at 11 a.m.

Mari Kermit-Canfield, a reference and instruction librarian in her third year at FLITE, said the library will have special activities throughout the week. Students are invited to have their picture taken in front of the “Read” signs with their favorite book. They can have posters of their picture made for no charge.

“The cake company is very excited about doing this,” said Kermit-Canfield. “They actually took some of the models of the building and they have a lot of photos as well.”

FLITE, which stands for Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education, opened to the public on March 12, 2001 and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony followed four days later. Prior to its opening, the Timme Center housed the Ferris library.

The Granger Construction Company won the ESD Construction and Design Award in 2002 for the FLITE library.

“It’s going to be fun. We’re just really proud of the library and hope people come enjoy some cake with us,” said Kermit-Canfield. n