1. "Libraries are the pride of the city."
-Amy Tan

    "Libraries are the pride of the city."

    -Amy Tan

  2. "I used it to get information on every subject. I’d be lost without the library."

- Barbara Walters

    "I used it to get information on every subject. I’d be lost without the library." - Barbara Walters

  3. "A library is all the university you will ever need." 

- Ray Bradbury
(courtesy of Sam Weller, official Bradbury biographer and author of Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury)

    "A library is all the university you will ever need." 


    - Ray Bradbury

    (courtesy of Sam Weller, official Bradbury biographer and author of Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury)

  4. "With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities.”
—Bill Gates

    "With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities.”

    —Bill Gates

  5. "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."
— Neil Gaiman

    "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."

    — Neil Gaiman

  6. "Hello friends and hello people.  Have you ever considered that your public library —paid for by your tax dollars —is so sadly waiting for you to come in and see what it does?” 
— Bill Cosby, Taxpayer

    "Hello friends and hello people.  Have you ever considered that your public library —paid for by your tax dollars —is so sadly waiting for you to come in and see what it does?”

    — Bill Cosby, Taxpayer

  7. “If free and equal access to information is one of the hallmarks of a great society then our libraries are not just libraries but grand sanctuaries of freedom.”
— New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile

    “If free and equal access to information is one of the hallmarks of a great society then our libraries are not just libraries but grand sanctuaries of freedom.”

    — New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile

  8. “I cannot imagine the type of sinister fiend who would be against the library. A library essentially says, ‘Look, here is some free information that will enrich your life. Read it on your own time. I trust that you will bring it back when you are finished.’ It might be the most civilized, forward-thinking institution in America. Perhaps the only one, in fact.”

— Chuck Klosterman

    “I cannot imagine the type of sinister fiend who would be against the library. A library essentially says, ‘Look, here is some free information that will enrich your life. Read it on your own time. I trust that you will bring it back when you are finished.’ It might be the most civilized, forward-thinking institution in America. Perhaps the only one, in fact.”


    — Chuck Klosterman

  9. When I was ten, I wasn’t much of a reader. In fact, I read only comic books. One summer day, my mom dropped me off at the small public library in my town (a suburb of Columbus, Ohio). The librarian greeted me and asked what I would like to read. I didn’t have a clue. I told her about the comic books I liked to read. She disappeared for a few minutes and returned with a book of short stories by Ray Bradbury. I instantly loved these stories. They were so creative and surprising and well written. I needed to read more. The Bradbury stories turned me into a sci-fi fan—and an avid reader. If that librarian hadn’t chosen that book for me, I might have traveled a very different path. I’m very grateful.”

—R. L. Stine

    When I was ten, I wasn’t much of a reader. In fact, I read only comic books. One summer day, my mom dropped me off at the small public library in my town (a suburb of Columbus, Ohio). The librarian greeted me and asked what I would like to read. I didn’t have a clue. I told her about the comic books I liked to read. She disappeared for a few minutes and returned with a book of short stories by Ray Bradbury. I instantly loved these stories. They were so creative and surprising and well written. I needed to read more. The Bradbury stories turned me into a sci-fi fan—and an avid reader. If that librarian hadn’t chosen that book for me, I might have traveled a very different path. I’m very grateful.”


    —R. L. Stine

  10. "When we came to America i did not speak English. And we did not own books. My mother took me to the local library in the Bronx.We began at A and worked our way around the room. That airy space. The tall windows. The dappled light. The peace. It was a holy place for me.And it was somewhere between The Secret Garden and Pippi Longstocking  that i knew some day i would write books for children."
—Maira Kalman

    "When we came to America i did not speak English. And we did not own books. My mother took me to the local library in the Bronx.We began at A and worked our way around the room. That airy space. The tall windows. The dappled light. The peace. It was a holy place for me.And it was somewhere between The Secret Garden and Pippi Longstocking  that i knew some day i would write books for children."

    —Maira Kalman