“The Library Is the Real School”

I am a librarian. I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library. Before I fell in love with libraries, I was just a 6-year-old boy. The library fueled all of my curiosities, from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt. When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week. I did this every week for almost 10 years and finally, in 1947, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated from the library when I was 27. I discovered that the library is the real school.

— Ray Bradbury*, The Art of Fiction No. 203, The Paris Review, No. 192, Spring 2010

Come to the REAL school — the BSC Library

 *Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author best known for his highly imaginative science-fiction short stories and novels that blended social criticism with an awareness of the hazards of runaway technology. We remember him for works like The Martian Chronicles (1950), Fahrenheit 451 (1953; filmed 1966), I Sing the Body Electric! (1969), Dandelion Wine (1957), its sequel, Farewell Summer (2006), and many others. In 2007 the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded Bradbury a Special Citation for his distinguished career.

 Image from Library’s Britannica Image Quest database 

 

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