Maya Angelou passed away on May 28.
In remembrance of her literary achievements, the library has put together a display of books at the Help Desk.
In addition to being a prolific writer, Angelou was also a supporter of libraries: “Information is so important, and it must be open,” she said. “Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else. There may be details that are different, but a human being is a human being.” – Maya Angelou*
*Source: Montefinise, A. (2010). Interview: How libraries changed Maya Angelou’s life. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-new-york-public-library/interview-how-libraries-c_b_775980.html