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LEAP Guide

This guide contains basic resources that will greatly benefit LEAP participants.


The Libraries are here to help you with all of your research needs. And even though you can't be there in person, we've got some great virtual ways you can connect with our resources. 

Virtual Library Escape Room!

The cornerstone of Old Main is missing. Dismayed at the lack of appreciation for all his great grandfather has done for Penn State, Fred Lewis Pattee the IV has taken it. He will only return it to the person or persons who can find the clues, proving their appreciation of his great-grandfather and what he meant to the history of the university. Find the clues and build your library skills at the same time! Check out

The Cornerstone is Missing! A University Libraries Escape Room Caper




Zine Workshops


A zine is an independently or self-published booklet/pamphlet. They can cover a wide range of topics and look a variety of ways. So, essentially, zines are whatever you want them to be!


Why make a zine? Not only are they fun to make, but zines also serve as a creative way to talk about important issues and topics. From activism and politics to books and art- you can make a zine about anything! Our workshop will lead you through creating your very own zine about entering college during a pandemic. Or collaborate with other students to create one massive zine! 


Ready to get started? Grab a blank sheet of paper and check out this video to get started. Join us for one of our drop-in workshops!

Open Zine Workshop 1: Wednesday, July 15th, 7:00-8:00 PM 


Open Zine Workshop 2: Tuesday, July 28th, 7:00-8:00 PM

If you are unable to make one of those dates, pride leaders can  contact Danica ( or Lily ( to set up a pride workshop. 

Libraries Website Scavenger Hunt



Familiarize yourself with some important library resources by answering all of the questions using the PSU Libraries' website. You may uncover a special message from the library at the end of your journey! Take on the Scavenger Hunt challenge today!

Common Reads - The Power of Meaning

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith 
"There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life s great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology; on insights from George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, the Buddha, and other great minds; and on interviews with seekers of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith lays out the four pillars upon which meaning rests. Inspiring and story-driven, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer, more satisfying life." (Goodreads)
Quiz: What's Your Pillar of Meaning?
In the book, The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith introduces what the four pillars of meaning: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. Some people lean on certain pillars more than others to find meaning in life. What's your pillar? To find out, take this quiz.
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