Bibliophile Henry Young loves to read. His story about the power of reading and the benefits of reading begin with an unfortunate incident whilst holidaying in Italy ...
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BY GREG MICKELLS
@ VOL 9
ON APR 17, 2014
"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library"
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BY OMAR KHAFAGY
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 07, 2014
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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose
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@ VOL 10
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@ VOL 137
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