• "Libraries are the foundation for a sustainable future in literacy for all ages."

    Larry Martel

  • "Whenever I feel sad for all the things I don't know, places I haven't been, people I haven't met or for all the experiences I must be missing, a visit to the library reminds me that the all the world is only a book away."

    Jackie Azua Kramer

  • "At every distinct period of my life, libraries have provided me the sanctuary or the community I needed."

    Michele Bacon

  • "As a child, my first passport to the world was my library card."

    Jan Moran

  • "Libraries open the eyes of a community to the the beauty and culture that's always been around them, but seldom seen."

    Aspen Black


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.