Ode to an Empty Shelf

empty shelves2An empty shelf is like a mind—
Fill it with compelling verse.
Keep some order or you shall find—
chaos, confusion, or something worse!

by Miriam Jankiewicz
empty shelvesThis week Rare Books and Special Collections will move 200,000 books (give or take a few almanacs), along with fishing rods, educational wall hangings, bronze sculpture, pastel portraits, and much more. After eight months on temporary shelves down the hall, we will move it again to a (hopefully) permanent location. Sincere thanks to the our generous staff who are all helping. Please wish us luck.
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