The project of the National Library of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is urged to promote reading of books, to introduce the opinions of readers about the benefits of reading. The exhibition is accompanied with quotes from Mortimer Adler (1902-2001) of the American philosopher, teacher, popularizer of humanitarian education.

Boitunova Maya (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

The creator of videos Maya Boitunova spent a lot of time in the library in her childhood. Now she is a student of a technical university in Moscow. Maya likes taking pictures and making videofilms. In the project, five characters residents of Yakutsk: student photographer, agro - bloger, ballet dancer, law student, yoga instructor - volunteer.

Katya (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

Student photographer

Katya is involved in photographing, she is studying in St. Petersburg. She likes books in an unusual performance and attaches great importance to the external design of books.

Photographer (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

“Every book should be read no more slowly than it deserves and no more quickly than you can read it with satisfaction and comprehension.” Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Margarita Vasilyevna Karpova (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

Agro-blogger

Margarita Vasilyevna Karpova is a well-known horticulture blogger in Yakutia. She has her own channel on YouTube. Margarita has six children. She grew up in a family of meteorologists who had a tradition of buying books to replenish their home library. 

Agro-blogger (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

“In tackling a difficult book for the first time, read it through without ever stopping to look up or ponder the things you do not understand right away.” Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Angelina Sivtseva (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

Ballerina

Angelina Sivtseva is a ballet dancer. She graduated the Yakut Choreographic School named after Akseniya and Natalia Poselskikh. Angelina believes that reading helps her better convey to the audience the essence, meaning and characters of the dance performance, to show the feelings of the characters. From early childhood, she loves to read fairy tales and encyclopedias.

Ballerina (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

“To be informed is to know simply that something is the case. To be enlightened is to know, in addition, what it is all about: why it is the case, what its connections are with other facts, in what respects it is the same, in what respects it is different, and so forth.” Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Svetlana Yumshanova (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

Law student 

Svetlana Yumshanova is a law student, she is studying in Moscow. Svetlana believes that the ability to express thoughts well is very important for her profession. This skill is developed through reading, which enriches vocabulary, teaches to express all feelings and emotions.

Student (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

“Ask questions while you read – questions that you yourself must answer in the course of reading.” Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Tamila Taipova (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

Volunteer

Tamila Taipova works as a chief accountant in medicine field, she is a senior instructor of the classical yoga school “Jiva Shakti”. She has two daughters. Tamila is an organizer of the “Seva” charity society in Yakutsk. She is vegetarian and leads a healthy lifestyle. The main hobbies of her life are travelling.

Volunteer (2018) by Boitunova Maya DulustanovaNational Library of Republic Sakha (Yakutia)

“To agree without understanding is inane. To disagree without understanding is impudent.” Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

Credits: Story

Maksimova Sargylana,
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Director of the National Library of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Alexey Ivanov,
author and curator of the project «Culture of Yakutia in the world space» (inclusion of regional cultural of institutions of Yakutia into the project Google Cultural Institute), initiator of support for the Yakut language and languages of indigenous peoples in machine translators, research fellow of the National Library of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Maya Boitunova, student

Exhibition of 2019

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