• "A library is the only single place you can go to learn something new, be comforted, terrified, thrilled, saddened, overjoyed, or excited all in one day. And for free."

    Amy Neftzger

  • "In a culture that is increasingly privitized, libraries are among the last free spaces we have left. Public libraries are worth fighting for, and this book is my way of fighting."

    Robert Dawson

  • "When I was 5 years old, I practiced printing my name over and over again with one purpose in mind; that magical day when my mother took me to the Akron Public Library to apply for my own library card and I came back home with my very own pile of borrowed books." 

    Joy M. Kiser

  • "Libraries represent the diversity and immensity of human thought, our collective knowledge laid out in rows of revealing inspiration."

    Manuel Lima

  • "When non-readers realize what treasures are available for the taking in every library, there will be a new Gold Rush.”

    Annette Libeskind Berkovits

Welcome

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.