Introducing … Books & Bytes!

Earlier this month, the new cafe located in the Brendlinger Library — an already popular gathering spot for students, faculty and staff at Montgomery County Community College’s Central Campus in Blue Bell — was officially named “Books & Bytes” during a lunch-time celebration.

Books & Bytes was selected from 214 entries made by 90 different people during a naming contest that was open to students, faculty and staff. A naming committee — comprised of student Ariel Mookherji along with Dr. Aaron Shatzman, Dr. Lawrence Backland, Lynn Rothman, Mary Beth Parkinson, and Sharon Connolly — narrowed down the 214 entries to its top 13, and ultimately, the name Books & Bytes was selected.

West Campus Library Manager Margaret Forbes received a $250 CulinArt meal card to submitting the winning name.

Contest winner Margaret Forbes helps College President Dr. Karen A. Stout and members of the naming committee unveil in the new name and logo. Photo by Sandi Yanisko

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