Santino J. Rivera reads the Librarian's Creed
Santino J. Rivera reads the Librarian's Creed at Cypress Park Library in Los Angeles, just before "An Evening of Mass Education" event celebrating his new book, Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature.
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Added: 10 months ago
This is my library. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My library is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My library, without me, is useless. Without my library, I am useless. I must use my library true. I must read better than my enemy who is trying to ban my books. I must read, write and educate minds everywhere before he succeeds. I will...
My library and myself know that what counts in this war is not the shows we watch, the noise on the radio, or the buzz online. We know that it is the books that count. We will read...
Before God, I swear this creed. My library and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until ignorance is conquered and there is no illiteracy, but knowledge!
A play on the 'Rifleman's Creed' – dedicated to my friend's at Cypress Park Library in LA and to librarians and patrons everywhere. Keep fighting the good fight!
About the author
Santino J. Rivera
Xicano. Indie Publisher/Author - stranger in a strange land. My Books: Demon in the Mirror, Amerikkkan Stories & Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature.