How the custodians saved civilization


After roof collapse, HHS maintenance workers protect thousands of books

Earlier this week, Kathryn Holt, Havre High School's librarian, looked out over the hundreds of boxes, holding thousands of books, that were moved from the library to an old detention room after the roof over the library collapsed on Dec. 30. She compared the efforts of the school's custodial staff, who catalogued and moved all these boxes, to medieval monks off the coast of Ireland, as discussed in a book called "How the Irish Saved Civilization. " The monks preserved European history and learning during the dark ages...

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