The Temple of Knowledge
Date posted: February 14, 2018
Today is International Book Giving Day (as well as Valentine’s Day). We are encouraged to give a book to a child in recognition of the importance of books for children.
It’s a fitting day, then, to watch The Temple of Knowledge, a new Storycorps animated video, that underlines the power of access to books.
Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a library, creeping down to the stacks in the middle of the night when curiosity gripped him.