North Carolina Libraries, Vol 60, No 1 (2002)

A Catechism of Books

Joseph Bathanti


I got my first library card in 1958 while I was still five years old. It was orange and, from a writer’s point of view, I view it as a union card.
Throughout my life, libraries have remained an evangelizing presence in the same way the Catholic church has, though gentler, and much less judgmental.  Technically a lapsed Catholic, I am not a lapsed reader.

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