If you need a story for your presentation, what could be wrong with looking in the obvious place: the library.
Susan says, “The Library of Congress: thousands of volumes growing by thousands more every day. From the Gutenberg Bible to Batman comics and a vast holding of sheet music, this collection is a tribute to the thinking of the world’s citizens. Here visitors look at historic volumes in glass-fronted bookcases. Only members of Congress can checkout books, alas. But as an example of a vast collection of books and the stories they contain, the Library of Congress can’t be beat. Looking for a good story for your presentation? Check your local library and ask for the help of your librarian. They are, in my experience, among the most helpful and most kind people in the world. My childhood was at their mercy and they performed mercifully. Books. Thank goodness.”
Lucia says, “I love this photo. It looks calming with the backlit books and the curved shelves. Everything displayed with reverence. In comparison, my local library has the same reverence for books, but it’s a hoppin’ place. It’s usually filled with children gathered for some activity, like ‘story time’. And adults are scattered all over at tables reading or doing research. Patricia Welch, our branch librarian, has turned our neighborhood library into a community center where people gather to discuss and enjoy the riches to be found there. Well, it looks as if your local library is the place to go if you’re stumped and can’t think of a story for your presentation. If you can’t find it in the books, looks around you at the people.”
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