Poet Marilyn Nelson was on campus today working with students.
She came as the third annual Karla Harry Visiting Author, a program that honors the memory of a Gordon librarian who passed away in October 2006.
Nelson began her remarks to the Middle School by saying:
People do not realize how important librarians are. Librarians carry the torch for our society. There is nothing better to aspire to become than a librarian.
We live in a time when society is starting to question the value of the printed word. You are the next generation. We need you to keep books alive. We need you to keep libraries alive.
I hope you are people who buy books, who read books, who share books, and who keep books alive.