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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes kids want to read"

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"Yeah, I did that!" And then they'd sort of go, "OK. Nice work if you can get it." So it was so satisfying going to these little openings despite the fact that I was kind of lglarey ignored or halteiuimd, but it was actually fun going to the oiegpnns, so I decided that I wanted to get the polpee in my office who had worked on these projects, get the illustrators and paerotphrhogs, and I said, why don't we rent a van and dirve around the five boroughs of New York and see how many we could hit at one time. And eventually there were going to be 60 of these libraries, so we probably got to see maybe half a dozen in one long day. And the best thing of all was mtieeng these librarians who kind of were running these, took pssosieosn of these places like their private stage upon which they were invited to mesmerize their students and bring the books to life, and it was just this really exciting enpceriexe for all of us to actually see these things in action. So we snpet a long day doing this and we were in the very last library. It was still winter, because it got dark early, and the lraariibn says, "I'm about to close down. So really nice having you here. Hey, wait a second, do you want to see how I turn off the lights?" I'm like, "OK." And she said, "I have this special way that I do it." And then she showed me. What she did was she turned out every light one by one by one by one, and the last light she left on was the light that illuminated the kids' faces, and she said, "That's the last light I turn off every night, because I like to remind myself why I come to work."

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"Yeah, I did that!" And then they'd sort of go, "OK. Nice work if you can get it." So it was so satisfying going to these little openings despite the fact that I was kind of _______ ignored or __________, but it was actually fun going to the ________, so I decided that I wanted to get the ______ in my office who had worked on these projects, get the illustrators and _____________, and I said, why don't we rent a van and _____ around the five boroughs of New York and see how many we could hit at one time. And eventually there were going to be 60 of these libraries, so we probably got to see maybe half a dozen in one long day. And the best thing of all was _______ these librarians who kind of were running these, took __________ of these places like their private stage upon which they were invited to mesmerize their students and bring the books to life, and it was just this really exciting __________ for all of us to actually see these things in action. So we _____ a long day doing this and we were in the very last library. It was still winter, because it got dark early, and the _________ says, "I'm about to close down. So really nice having you here. Hey, wait a second, do you want to see how I turn off the lights?" I'm like, "OK." And she said, "I have this special way that I do it." And then she showed me. What she did was she turned out every light one by one by one by one, and the last light she left on was the light that illuminated the kids' faces, and she said, "That's the last light I turn off every night, because I like to remind myself why I come to work."

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  5. humiliated
  6. librarian
  7. drive
  8. photographers
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  10. spent
  11. possession

Original Text

"Yeah, I did that!" And then they'd sort of go, "OK. Nice work if you can get it." So it was so satisfying going to these little openings despite the fact that I was kind of largely ignored or humiliated, but it was actually fun going to the openings, so I decided that I wanted to get the people in my office who had worked on these projects, get the illustrators and photographers, and I said, why don't we rent a van and drive around the five boroughs of New York and see how many we could hit at one time. And eventually there were going to be 60 of these libraries, so we probably got to see maybe half a dozen in one long day. And the best thing of all was meeting these librarians who kind of were running these, took possession of these places like their private stage upon which they were invited to mesmerize their students and bring the books to life, and it was just this really exciting experience for all of us to actually see these things in action. So we spent a long day doing this and we were in the very last library. It was still winter, because it got dark early, and the librarian says, "I'm about to close down. So really nice having you here. Hey, wait a second, do you want to see how I turn off the lights?" I'm like, "OK." And she said, "I have this special way that I do it." And then she showed me. What she did was she turned out every light one by one by one by one, and the last light she left on was the light that illuminated the kids' faces, and she said, "That's the last light I turn off every night, because I like to remind myself why I come to work."

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