The Libraiy Beacon
St. Paul Public Library
Volume IV MAY, 1932 Number 5
I am the Library;
I am a teacher:
I am a teacher bigger than the schools,
For I teach all.
I teach the child
In his first toddling efforts after knowledge.
I teach the youth
Who comes with inquring mind,
Eager to know all possibilities
The universe holds in store for him,
Anxious concerning the future.
I teach all—scholar, preacher, man of business,
Woman—maker and keeper of homes,
Soldier, lawyer, scientist;
I call all to me;
I give them my teachings;
I am the teacher of the world;
I am the Library.
—Pearl Gertrude Carlson
St. Louis Public Library Monthly Bulletin.
THE LIBRARY'S USEFULNESS IN HARD TIMES
Library books are free, and people are reading more than ever before. The unemployed are reading to prepare for a job and to forget their
distress of mind. The reading of books of travel, biography, history,
psychology, religion, etc., as well as novels and magazines have occupied
many a man's mi