San Francisco Public Library Makes Super Bowl Bet With Baltimore Library
Taken from SFist:
In what’s being called a “cross-country battle of the libraries,” the fine folks at San Francisco Public Library have placed a bet with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. Both of them involving reciting poems dedicated to the other city. Both of them involve library types wearing jerseys. We love it. So will you. Here are the details:
If the 49ers win on Sunday (which, let’s face it, they will), Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden must recite George Sterling’s iconic San Francisco poem, “The Cool, Grey City of Love” in Baltimore’s Central Library Main Hall while wearing a 49ers jersey. If the Ravens win (which, how adorable), the San Francisco city librarian Luis Herrera will have to recite Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" in the atrium of the San Francisco Main Library wearing a Ravens jersey.
"We are confident about the Niners victory on Sunday and we sure hope Dr. Hayden looks good in red and gold," chirped Herrera. "As a huge sports fan, I am thrilled to support our football team while spotlighting two great library systems and two great literary cities."
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