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Countdown to Finals: Take a Break

You made it and we couldn’t be prouder. To help get you through the finals week finish line, we have some virtual study breaks for you to try.

Send a Pet Gram!- Feeling stressed? Need a pick me up or know someone else who needs a a dose of serotonin? Send yourself, a friend, a coworker, or whoever else a pet gram to make them smile.

Color our Collections for the past few years, Special Collections participated in a week long, social media coloring fest. You can print out and color items from our special collections and archives. And to get you in the Mizzou spirit, there’s a homecoming edition featuring drawings, cartoons, and images from the Savitar, the yearbook of the University of Missouri, published from 1894 to 2004.

Library Ambiance miss the sounds of the library while studying? One of our favorite things to do is pull up some videos on youtube that mimic the sounds of the library, coffee shops, or our house common room. We’ve curated a list of our favorites to share with you.

Finals Jam Playlist need a playlist to help you study? We got you covered. This is a list of some of our favorite songs. If you have a suggestion let us know!

Virtual Puzzles– If puzzles are your thing, virtual puzzles can be a nice break from studying. You can even work on the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room.

Animal Cams at the St. Louis Zoo– Animal therapy is backed by science and instantly  makes you feel better.

5 Best Mindfulness Apps– This website provides a break down, including pros and cons for each, that help you decide which app is best for you. We’ve become fans of Simple Habit.

If in-person activities are more for you, several of our libraries will have some stress relief activities:

  • Ellis Library
  • Engineering Library
    • Monday May 9th, 1pm: Spider plant potting, until supplies run out
    • Tuesday May. 10th 11am-1pm: Kitten Cuddle Puddle; Cuddle some kittens from Second Chance!
    • Wednesday May 11th 11am-1pm: Trail Mix Bar
  • Health Sciences Library
    • Rubber Duck Hunt
    • Coffee Tea Light Craft, until supplies last
    • Puzzles and coloring pages
  • Journalism Library
    • Tuesday May 10th 10am-12pm: Trail Mix Bar

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.