posted April 22, 2013

25th Anniversary of Van Wylen Library is Celebrated

Gordon & Margaret Van Wylen

Hope College President Emeritus Gordon and Dr. Margaret Van Wylen on Monday joined faculty, staff, students and friends in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of Hope's Van Wylen Library. The library was dedicated on April 21, 1988 and named in honored of the ninth president of Hope College and his wife.

Built at a cost of $8.7 million, the library received national architectural awards. As evidence that the library is so much more than bricks and mortar, it was the winner of the 2004 Association of College Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and in 2011 received a Citation of Excellence from the Library of Michigan Foundation.

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