Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Libraries

Alan Jacobs remembers only two teachers from whom he learned anything, but:
.... Most of what I now know that I consider worth knowing I learned not at school but at these libraries. By the standards of many cities and towns, including the one I live in now, they were not large or well-stocked; but they contained enough to keep a boy’s mind occupied and excited for many years. And when the schools let me down, the libraries did not. .... [more]
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