Hungry for Knowledge or Simply Hungry?
One of the best things about a library is that you can be writing a paper, researching your thesis, or finishing an exercise for Political Science 200 and you find that you are hungry. You know that it will take a long time to walk back to your apartment, so you start thinking about what you have available to eat, and then even better, what you would eat if you could eat anything. Pasta for, example. Hmm, that sounds good, and so you use Scholarsearch to see what the library has on pasta and you learn we have 10,966 items including books, articles, and even a score for an opera. Then you get up and find a book like the one by Silvano Serventi titled Pasta: the story of a universal food. Before you know it you have learned more about one of your favorite foods than you ever expected to. Sure, you are still hungry, and yes, you still have to finish your project, but you find that you are happy because like millions of other people you’ve learned one of the best things about libraries–they can feed your soul.