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Atkins Library's Virtual Recharge Room

De-Stress for Success during Finals Week

  

Welcome to Atkins Library's Virtual Recharge Room! This space is filled with fun and stress-busting activities for you to take a study break from anywhere. You can also find free study resources to bring both calm and productivity to your finals week. Good luck with your finals, Niners!

Don't forget to connect with Atkins Library on social media to keep up with the latest news, building hours, and activities! 

 

Library Exam Hours

Atkins Library Final Exam Hours 2021 Spring

I want... a study break!

Craft Corner: Glitter Relaxation Jars

Glitter Relaxation Jars

Glitter Relaxation Jars

Click through the gallery to see how to make your own glitter relaxation jar!

supplies

Gather these supplies:

  • Glitter
  • A 4oz bottle of clear glue or glitter glue
  • A clear jar with a lid or a clear water bottle (preferably with a screw-top lid)
  • Hot water (enough to fill the jar)
  • Super glue or hot glue
  • Utensil for stirring
  • Funnel (or paper rolled into a funnel) for bottles with small tops

Pour in hot water

Step 1

Pour hot water into the jar. Leave enough space in the jar for glitter and glue. For small jars, fill only halfway.

Add glue and stir

Step 2

Add glue. For small jars, add at least half the bottle. For larger jars, add the full bottle.

Stir the glue into the water until combined.

Add glitter and stir

Step 3

Add the loose glitter and stir until well combined.

When stirring, the glitter will clump together. Continue stirring until all pieces are loose and float freely within the jar.

Add more water

Step 4

Add water to fill the rest of the jar.

More space at the top of the jar will mean more bubbles with the jar is shaken. You won't be able to get rid of all of the air, since the lid will sit on top, but to eliminate as many bubbles as possible, put the jar in a bowl or in the sink and fill it until water begins to spill over the top.

Glue lid and screw onto jar

Step 5

Place a line of super glue around the edges of the lid or the jar. Screw the lid on tight. Allow the glue to dry according to the directions of the brand you have used.

Shake and be mesmerized!

Shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl!!!

Remember:

  • Mix a small bit of your glitter together first to make sure you like the color combination.
  • Finer glitter pieces will create a smoother swirl, but larger glitter pieces will add big sparkle.
  • You can alway make a scene! Drop in small plastic toys, such as fish, mermaids, or dinosaurs before gluing the lid.

More Arts & Crafts Fun

 

Coloring

Dust off your art supplies and color your worries away with these coloring pages. 

 

Play and Win!

 

Complete our Research Like a Boss Quiz for a chance to win a $50.00 Giftogram gift card to fund your study snacks! Test your knowledge of Atkins and discover some of what the library and UNC Charlotte’s campus have to offer. 

 

Animal Webcams

Puppies, kittens, and birds, oh my! Take your pick of cute animals to watch for a relaxing study break.

 

Yoga, Meditation, and Stretching

 

Snack Break

 

Games and Puzzles

I want...resources while I study!

 

Atkins Library's Spotify Playlist

Atkins Library Spotify List Promotion

Join your fellow Niners in studying to our De-Stress for Success Spotify Playlist. Each semester students tell us what songs they like to listen to during finals and we create the campus a playlist. Have a song you want added? Connect with us on social media and tell us what you listen to!

 

Background Music

Sick of your regular study playlist? Try some atmospheric and instrumental sounds to fuel your next cram session.

 

Atkins Library Zoom Backgrounds

Recreate your favorite Atkins study spot by using one of our Zoom backgrounds in your next virtual study session. To make use of Zoom backgrounds, make sure your Zoom app is updated to the latest version and follow these instructions: https://faq.uncc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=84247927&desktop=true&macroName=viewtracker.

 

Productivity and Study Buddies

 

Ask Atkins

  • Need help finding sources for your research papers? Contact your subject librarian for help navigating Atkins Library resources.
  • Questions? Live chat with a librarian or email askatkins@uncc.edu for assistance.
  • Get started on your own by using our course and subject guides to find resources on specific subjects.