1. "One of the joys of childhood was an afternoon in the public library, to browse and to bring home a pile of books to bury myself in. And it continued. When I was in High School, I’d often go to the wonderful main library in Center City in Philadelphia to explore materials I could find nowhere else. As a graduate student at Harvard, my education derived very largely from a desk in the stacks of its great library, where I could wander freely and draw from its treasures. And on to the present." - Noam Chomsky

    "One of the joys of childhood was an afternoon in the public library, to browse and to bring home a pile of books to bury myself in. And it continued. When I was in High School, I’d often go to the wonderful main library in Center City in Philadelphia to explore materials I could find nowhere else. As a graduate student at Harvard, my education derived very largely from a desk in the stacks of its great library, where I could wander freely and draw from its treasures. And on to the present." - Noam Chomsky

  2. "I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts." - Maya Angelou

    "I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts." - Maya Angelou


  3. "I love the library… it’s one of the main repositories of knowledge in the history of the city of New York or in the country. So in many ways it’s a perfect marriage." - Tony Kushner
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  4. "I don’t know of any other key that can open up so many worlds — the NYPL card is an invitation to everywhere."  - Colum McCann
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    "I don’t know of any other key that can open up so many worlds — the NYPL card is an invitation to everywhere."  - Colum McCann

    Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? Beginning September 1 and continuing throughout the month, we’ll be posting an inspirational quote from one of our library loving celebrity friends in honor of the American Library Association’s Library Card Sign-Up Month. #lcsum12

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