Finals week is almost here at ETSU, but there are many activities students can enjoy the week before.

“For Dead Week, we are continuing our tradition of bringing massage chairs to campus for students to enjoy,” said Sean Blayney, vice president of Buctainment. “We will have those April 25 and 26 (Monday and Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Culp Atrium. It’s totally free, too!”

The Charles C. Sherrod Library will also be hosting many events for students the week of April 25. On Monday, there will be an Ice Cream Social on the library porch from 2-3 p.m.13062897_10153508772707724_2220809787204151395_o

Alpha Xi Delta will be handing out study snacks in the library lobby on April 26 from 9 p.m. until midnight and on the 27th and 28th from 8 p.m. until midnight.

On Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., the Sherrod Library will be hosting “Your Library, To Go!”  Thirteen public libraries have been invited to come and make students aware of the things that are available to them in their hometown libraries.

Some subjects that will be discussed are R.E.A.D.S and Tennessee Electronic Library, which are statewide services for the people of Tennessee. They offer audio books, ebooks, student videos and magazines.

Many of their services can be accessed with only a public library card.  The public libraries will be on hand to sign up students.

“We wanted them to be aware that once they leave here, there are opportunities for them to use resources other than Wikipedia and the Internet,” said Jackie King, coordinator of Dead Week activities at Sherrod Library. “They can have good sources to find information about their careers. They have resources once they leave Sherrod Library.”

There will also be a popcorn snack offered at 8 p.m. in the library lobby on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, there will be chair massage therapy in the library lobby from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. After that, there will be a hip hop dance party and pop bubbles at Borchuck Plaza from 1-4 p.m.

Paws for Finals with Therapy Dogs, always a favorite event of students, will be held in the library lobby from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursday. Students can interact with therapy dogs to relieve some stress before finals.

Also on April 24, Sherrod Library will be open 24 hours.  The library will have Legos, puzzles and coloring available for students anytime.

“Something new we have is a table covered with a huge coloring page, and students can relax with that,” King said.