Mount celebrates Silverstein

March 28, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Fr. Mackin Reading Silverstein

“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.