March 28, 2012
Newburgh, NY -
“Today, we at the Mount celebrate that our library is an
essential element of higher education,” announced Mount Saint Mary
College president Fr. Kevin Mackin to rapt Library Week listeners.
“Author William Kennedy explained, ‘If, in the beginning was the
word, and the word was with God, then doesn’t it follow that, long
before the first cathedral, God owned the first library card?’"
Fr. Mackin then began a read-a-thon, with faculty sharing poetry
from the late Shel Silverstein’s books.