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Une bibliothèque est tant de choses

Isaac Asimov

En 1971, au moment de l’ouverture de la bibliothèque publique de Troy, Michigan, une des bibliothécaire a écrit à nombre de personnalités.

Elle leur a demandé d’adresser un courrier aux enfants de la ville pour leur dire tout ce que cette bibliothèque pouvait leur apporter. 97 personnes ont joué le jeu, avec beaucoup de très beaux textes – notamment celui d’Isaac Asimov :

Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you—and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.

EB White a aussi une très jolie phrase :

(…) books are people—people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.

Source : Boing Boing

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