Why libraries resonate …
Libraries have existed for millennia, serving to inform us and open up new frontiers for discovery.
As I look back on my own journey, I reflect on my elementary school years at the nearby library where I would methodically work my way through the stacks soaking up tidbits on worlds I could not begin to imagine. The library was, and is, a safe place where you can dream of and act upon any possibility.
This sense of “there’s much out there I need to see for myself”, continues to fuel a sense of wonder and gratitude for most everything I encounter.
Here’s this month’s starter list …
- Podcast: Celebrating Libraries with Ali Smith, Jackie Kay and Tom Holland.
- Book: Library: An Unquiet History – Matthew Battles (associate director of metaLAB at Harvard).
- Book: Biblio Tech – Why Libraries Matter more than ever in the Age of Google – John Palfrey (Head of School, Philips Andover).
- Book: The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History – Alice Crawford (Editor).