A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. (Norman Cousins, late political journalist)

Because books are available on computers, Ipods, smart phones, and Kindle, the old-fashioned library may soon become extinct. There are fewer and fewer brick-and-mortar bookstores, too. But there’s still something about seeing shelf after shelf of colorful printed books that’s attractive and stimulating. We must not fail to dig into those tomes to grow in knowledge and culture.

The Apostle Paul’s request to Timothy: “When you come . . . bring the books (1 Timothy 4:13).