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"Can you imagine life without libraries? Neither can I. Hermione’s heart might simply cease to beat at the mere thought. Yet that’s exactly what we’re going to get if we don’t stand up and support them more. Over time, we have come to take libraries for granted, to think of them as a fact of life, and if we aren’t careful it will be too late before we realize just how wrong we were."

Are We Losing Our Libraries? — Kara’s HPA blog (via thehpalliance)

"There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration."

Andrew Carnegie

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"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life."

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ (via nonnu78)

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"Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul."

Inscription over the door of the library at Thebes

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Thank you world for libraries!

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Thank you world for libraries!

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"If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need."

Cicero

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"In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Libraries are a pillar of liberty; they equalize and transform."

Matthew Vossler

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"What harbor can receive you more securely than a great library?"

Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (via excessivebookshelf)

"Closing libraries is child abuse."

Alan Bennett (via callmecordelia)

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"No possession can surpass, or even equal a good library, to the lover of books. Here are treasured up for his daily use and delectation, riches which increase by being consumed, and pleasures that never cloy."

John Alfred Landford

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"Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you—-and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life."

Isaac Asimov, born today in 1920. (via thelibrarianontherun)

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"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."

Anne Herbert (via 56pages)

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"It is the role of librarians to first remind our communities that every citizen is responsible for the performance of our government and that the best elected government is one that is elected in the light of knowledge."

R. David Lankes (via colinthelibrarian)