The sound of nuts and bolts being riveted into wood is like music to my ears. The long-awaited library shelving arrived today and the order of our first 3,296 volumes is on its way. It feels like Christmas in the library! And so it is . . .
for what to my wondering eyes should appear
but a group of our students sitting right here--
here in the corner where cozy chairs sit
enjoying a story--unfold bit by bit.
And I turned in a flash to see what was the matter-- well, it happened a study group made a great clatter
with book bags and posterboard, markers, and such
they’re hoping this project will help their grade much.
Then database research and articles printed,
to the reference section I practically sprinted
to help out some students who seemed to be stuck.
But in fact here’s the book that they needed--what luck!
From Dickens to Charlemagne, Lincoln to Currie,
the students I know will be all in a hurry--
a hurry that is to return after break
and hit the new library--for goodness sake.
And they will make true, what my “eyes” have foretold.
It’s a story brand new and yet centuries old--
the story of knowledge and wonder so near
In a book, in a book, in a book . . .and they’re HERE!