StoryCorps Shorts: The Temple of Knowledge

Aired: 2/7/2018 | 0:02:47 | Expires: 6/30/2018 | Episode
Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a library, creeping down to the stacks in the middle of the night when curiosity gripped him. A story for anyone who’s ever dreamt of having unrestricted access to books.