Lectern facts for kids
A lectern (from the Latin lectus, past participle of legere, "to read") is a reading desk with a slanted top. It is usually placed on a stand some other form of support. Documents or books are often put on top of a lectern to make it easier for someone to read them to other people. For example, for Scripture reading, lectures, speechs or sermons. The height and slant of a lectern can usually be changed to so the person reading can stand properly and make good eye-contact with an audience.
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Eagle lectern in the choir hall of Aachen cathedral with a bat poured in 1874 in Stolberg. The bat on the back of the eagle serves to stabilize the broken and destroyed lectern
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