There’s a famous quote by Mark Twain that goes, “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

So often, we forget the things we put our parents through and how much wisdom and life experience they passed on to us. If you asked a dad, they’ll tell you being a father is a tough job.

Hannon Library is glad to honor the people who sacrifice so much, take on that tough job, and support their children. Below are some of the great dads of Hannon Library:

By Alex Mesadieu

Free cake in the library! Also, happy 10th birthday Hannon Library!

Enjoy a piece of birthday cake today, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (or until the cake lasts) in the library rotunda.


Ten years ago, the SOU library was renovated and dedicated in the honor of the late Senator Lenn Hannon, giving us the beautiful building we enjoy today. So help yourself to some cake and wish Hannon Library a happy birthday!