6. The library cost 188 million British pounds, and looks really, really amazing.
7. Besides holding a million books, the library also has a large film and television archive and is the the world’s second largest repository of Shakespeare’s works.
8. And it has this futuristic escalator.
9. And these awesome chairs.
10. The library is clad in gold and covered in interlocking metal circles, which are meant to reflect the “values of universality, timelessness, and unity.”
11. Malala’s speech this morning focused on her “personal story.”
13. “We must not forget that 57 million children are out of school. We must speak up for peace and development in Nigeria, Syria, and Somalia. We must speak up for the children of Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, who are suffering.”
14. “Let us help them through our voice, action, and charity. Let us help them to read books and go to school. And let us not forget that even one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
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