What a hopeful story, what a fabulous guy, and: what a difference access to information can make in a person's life.
It's ironic, really, how what causes nightmares to some (hello, physics books!), can make someone else's dreams come true.
This 6 minute video shows the important role of libraries. (Combined with willpower, a creative mind and a problem-solving attitude.)
I wonder how many great people: scientists, writers, doctors, advocates of change, started their journeys in the local library. My guess would be: most!