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Appunti per una resistenza culturale #22
Once upon a time in the library

Feeling bored? Good!
I love being bored too; that’s when I can daydream. Intertwining my hands and trying to find out if a finger belongs to my left or right hand is what I do first. It’s a short term distraction though. I am sure you agree, and that the children in your care feel the same!
Museums are closed. I therefore suggest everyone create an exhibition at home.
Attached you will find two letters.
The first explains how to participate in this project, which takes place all around the Earth simultaneously –> letter to participants.
The second is for the children in your care an ideal exhibition at home.
I’m sure you will find the right words to explain to your students how to get started!

See you soon,
Hervé Tullet

Once upon a time in the library

For all the children of the world
It was in the heart of the city, in a palace called Brera. It was a very grand library, founded by the Empress Maria Teresa many many years ago. The library was full of treasures: rare books, precious manuscripts, letters, maps and drawings. It was a very important library for scholars, students and the whole city. But then a dark cloud of illness came over the country, and all the schools, museums, theatres and even libraries had to close their doors. It was a very bleak time, and everyone had to stay at home, lonely, worried, and even a little frightened. But just as manuscripts don’t burn, libraries don’t stop, even when the doors are closed. So this library decided that if people could not come to the library, the library would go to them. It thought of all the children stuck at home unable to go to school, and started to read.

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