“Through books you will meet poets and novelists whose creations will fire your imagination. You will meet the great thinkers who will share with you their philosophies, their concepts of the world, of humanity and of creation. You will learn about events that have shaped our history, of deeds both noble and ignoble. All of … Continue reading Random Quote for August 5, 2022
“A library is a place full of mouth-watering food for thought.”~Diana Wynne Jones English novelist, poet, academic, literary critic, and short story writer Diana Wynne Jones was born on this day in 1934.
“Every time an old person dies, it's like a library burning down.”~Alex Haley American historian, author, and U.S. Coast Guard journalist Alex Haley was born on this day in 1921.
“It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never … Continue reading Random Quote for December 29, 2020