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Monday, September 14, 2015

Everybody gasped...

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An excerpt:

     Everybody gasped as they stepped into the Rotunda Reading Room and looked up. The entire underside of the dome looked like space as seen from the Hubble telescope: A dusty spiral nebula billowed up, a galaxy of stars twinkled, and meteorites whizzed across the ceiling.


     The space imagery on the ceiling dissolved into ten distinct panels, each one becoming a display of swirling graphics.

     "Those are the ten categories of the Dewey decimal system," whispered Miguel, sounding awestruck. "See the panel with Cleopatra, the guy mountain climbing, and the Viking ship sailing across it? That's for 900 to 999. History and Geography."

     "Cool," said Kyle.

~ from Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library,
written by Chris Grabenstein

I just love libraries, and all I really need them to contain are books. But I would be especially thrilled to visit an amazing library like Mr. Lemoncello's, wouldn't you?

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