As a boy, Ronald Clark literally lived in a New York Public Library

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Every geek’s childhood dream. He had the rough equivalent of Wikipedia and Amazon at his beck and call long before the Internet. Thanks for sharing that lovely story.


His was a Story Corps story on NPR last year! text article below.


This is the America I embrace.


Lasermike nails it. This is a great American story. No doubt the little guy had hard times and fears as all kids do but he had the gift of knowing he lived in a paradise and made the most of it. I wish I’d had him as a friend when I was a kid. We could have had great times in that cathedral of knowledge and ideas.

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My childhood dream. What a lucky guy.

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