The Library would like to know! Do you collect matchbooks, Matchbox cars, ceramic rabbits? Hangers, tone arms, Chinese restaurant menus?
We’ve got a display case where you can share your interest with the community. Your treasures will be on display for one month. Please talk to the director about exhibiting your collection.
Our current display is of Bells.
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells-
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
–from “The Bells”, by Edgar Allan Poe. To read the rest of this poem, click here.