This is awesome – and particularly so for the benefits it has to society at large.
It’s too much work to change our minds.
Read it here. If you care enough.
Neil Gaiman’s talk, [transcript here] is worth your time, if you care at all about nurturing the love of reading in the younger generation.
We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read them things they enjoy. To read to them stories we are already tired of. To do the voices, to make it interesting, and not to stop reading to them just because they learn to read to themselves. Use reading-aloud time as bonding time, as time when no phones are being checked, when the distractions of the world are put aside.
Anita Sethi visited Melbourne’s Victoria State Library, & argues why they ought not to become a thing of the past.
Here is a link to a wealth of knowledge. The Digital Public Library of America is now open for business.