• "Libraries are the foundation for learning."

    Mark Davis

  • "My earliest book memories began in the 1940s when my mother took me to the small Flushing Library near the Long Island Railroad station. What joy there was, selecting an armful of books to take home. That was the beginning of my love of reading."

    Alice Simpson

  • "I grew up in the public library of my home town, and I can't imagine what my childhood would've been without it. We need libraries to flourish so kids and adults have a safe haven to escape the world and explore the world all at the same time."

    Michael J. Bowler

  • "The door to the library is the portal to other worlds."

    Christine Sparacino

  • "My local library is a second home - I write in the quiet areas, I borrow books for myself, and bring my kids in to ask the wonderful children's librarian for help picking the right books. I love talking books with all of the librarians."

    Natasha Sinel


Welcome to Library Quotes - a searchable database of quotes about libraries, reading, books, literacy, and more. So many well-known people have articulated their love for the library. This collection of quotes enables libraries and advocates to use those words to help them make the case for libraries in their communities. Explore the links at left to search for quotes, read search tips, learn about ways to use quotes, and find out more information about the partners in this project. For questions or comments about this website, please e-mail united@ala.org.