Here are just a few of the 100s of quotes out there about libraries, reading and the value of librarians and teacher librarians. You can find links to more quotes in the tabs at the bottom of the page.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. Carl T. Rowan
I must say I find television very educational. The minute someone turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. Groucho Marx
I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open. Laura Bush
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. Anne Herbert
When you absolutely positively have to know, ask a librarian. American Library Association
The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff. Timothy Healy
In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.
I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure. Virginia Woolf
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. Lady Bird Johnson
Well run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. Zadie Smith.
When in doubt go to the library. J.K. Rowling
An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them. Stephen Fry
When I got my library card, that’s when my life began.
Rita Mae Brown
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. Albert Einstein
If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.Cornelia Funke
Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world. Lauren Ward
Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague. Eleanor Crumblehulme
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how. Doris Lessing
Libraries raised me. Ray Bradbury
Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one. Neil Gaiman
Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom. Willard Scott