The Temples of Knowledge: Beautiful Animation Depicts How Libraries Change Human Lives

The Temples of Knowledge: Beautiful Animation Depicts How Libraries Change Human Lives

“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her amazing essay about the sacredness of public libraries. Also: “a library is a rainbow in the clouds,” Maya Angelou said in reflecting on how a library saved her life. Thanks to the library, James Baldwin read his way from Harlem to the literary pantheon. “You never know what troubled little girl needs a book,” Nikki Giovanni wrote in one of her wonderful poems that celebrates libraries and librarians.


The life-changing power of libraries is what humanistic oral history powerhouse StoryCorps celebrates in The Temple of Knowledge, which is a lovely animated memoir by Ronald Clark; his father served as a custodian of a New York Public Library branch in a period when library caretakers and their families used to live among the books.


Watch the beautiful animation below:



Reference: Brainpickings

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  2. Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her amazing essay about the sacredness of public libraries. Also: “a library is a rainbow in the clouds,” Maya Angelou said in reflecting on how a library saved her life. Thanks to the library, James Baldwin read his way from Harlem to the literary pantheon. “You never know what troubled little girl needs a book,” Nikki Giovanni wrote in one of her wonderful poems that celebrates libraries and librarians
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