Pulitzer Prize winner praises power of libraries at Mercer


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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough spent more than an hour Monday night singing the praise of libraries.

\"People have some very unfortunate misconceptions about public libraries,\" he told a crowd of several hundred gathered at Mercer University\'s Willingham Auditorium. As one who has used the nation\'s library system extensively in
writing and researching, McCullough said it is among the greatest blessings available to humans.

\"It transcends both time and space,\" he said. \"With books, who needs wings?\"

McCullough also said he was proud there still are more public libraries in the country than McDonald\'s restaurants. There are libraries dedicated to nearly every profession or speciality, he said, noting libraries for students of plywood and old music.

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