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Libraries' virtual De-Stress Fest for all Penn State students to begin April 26

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — The end of the spring semester and the start of final exams is quickly approaching. Fortunately, Penn State University Libraries will once again offer a virtual De-Stress Fest, with activities to help students relax, take a break from studying and even learn a new hobby — all while preparing for finals.

This spring, the Libraries will again offer virtual options to help students decompress and unwind while completing end-of-semester reports and studying for final exams. From Monday, April 26, through Friday, May 7, visit Virtual De-Stress Fest online for a curated list of links, tutorials and homegrown videos, including some that showcase the talents of University Libraries’ faculty and staff.

Online storytelling, virtual art galleries, puppy playrooms, craft tutorials and coloring pages are just a few of the collection of online resources designed to give busy minds a break from studying. And to warm up the muscles and get moving, a variety of online yoga classes are offered as well.

Virtual De-Stress Fest is open to all Penn State students from across the commonwealth and World Campus. Though some physical spaces throughout the libraries remain closed, many resources are available to students. Be sure to check Remote Resources for Penn State Library Users for help navigating it all. For questions about the virtual De-Stress Fest, contact Megan Gilpin at

Last Updated April 22, 2021