• "I practically lived in my local library when I was a kid, and that played a huge role in deciding to go into libraries as a career and getting my master's in library science."

    Cheryl Pula

  • "Libraries have always been a huge part of my life, from my early days growing up in a small town where I read every single book on the shelf to my teen years working at a library every summer, and then again at the same library as an adult. Now, I am in the unique position of being both a director of a small town library AND a widely published author. I have the best of both worlds!"

    Mary Potter Kenyon

  • "As a youngster, I thought people were referring to the dictionary when they said 'the good book,' as I grew up in the library. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle told me stories and taught me about integrity. Mary Stewart took me with her on her travels of romance and adventure in foreign lands. And Edgar Rice Burroughs taught me that I too could survive another day."

    Sharol Louise

  • "When I was a child, the public library was the safest, most welcoming, most intriguing place in my world. As an adult, I find it still is."

    E.E. Kennedy

  • "Libraries are the bedrock of our society."

    Yvonne S. Thornton


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.