“The Central Library is one of my most favorite places of earth. I would say it is like the Taj Mahal. Inside, you’ll find library staff processing requests and pushing carts full of their thousands of books that fill their long shelves. Those inside this temple vary quite a bit– babysitters, homeless trying to avoid the cold outside world, amateur genealogists, horror novel aficionados, and many more.
For me, the library has served many functions over the years. It has been my entertainment and my education. The mad genius Frank Zappa said, “if you want a real education, drop out of school, go to the library and read.”
One of my proudest moments was finding my own book in the Central Library collection, and this was fitting because I had done much research for the book in the quiet, peaceful aisles there.”