"There was one place where I forgot the cold, indeed forgot Siberia. That was in the library. There, in that muddy village, was a great institution. Not physically, to be sure, but in every other way imaginable. It was a small log cabin, immaculately attended to with loving care; it was well lighted with oil lamps and it was warm. But best of all, it contained a small but amazing collection from the world's best literature, truly amazing considering the time, the place, and its size. From floor to ceiling it was lined with books - books, books, books. It was there that I was to become acquainted with the works of Dumas, Pasternak's translations of Shakespeare, the novels of Mark Twain, Jack London, and of course the Russians. It was in that log cabin that I escaped from Siberia - either reading there or taking the books home. It was between that library and two extraordinary teachers that I developed a lifelong passion for the great Russian novelists and poets. It was there that I learned to line up patiently for my turn to sit at a table and read, to wait - sometimes months - for a book. It was there that I learned that reading was not only a great delight, but a privilege."
The endless steppe. Puffin. pp. 138/9 of the 1981 ed. Esther Hautzig
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Welcome to the QV Library! We are both an academic library and a community resource, supporting the research needs of QV students, staff, and the local community.
Please note that the library is undergoing construction this summer and is frequently noisier than usual. You might want to call ahead before visiting, in case of unexpected noise or temporary closings. If returning library materials, remember that the book drop is in front of the West Wing, on the left side of the building.
Library Hours May 21-June 24
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Tues, May 28: Closed 11:30am-1:30pm
Thurs, May 30: Closed
Library Hours June 25-Aug 30
Thurs, July 4: Closed
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