"Libraries are the foundation for a sustainable future in literacy for all ages."
"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."
"At every distinct period of my life, libraries have provided me the sanctuary or the community I needed."
"As a child, my first passport to the world was my library card."
"Libraries open the eyes of a community to the the beauty and culture that's always been around them, but seldom seen."
"How can we live without libraries? Everybody needs to support libraries!"
"Libraries are a vital resource to our community. Of course I stand with them. As for librarians; they are the straw that stirs the shake."
"Ms. Berkin, my grade school librarian, truly saved my life. She took a rambunctious, distracted but intelligent kid who played a prank on the library, and rather than hold it against me, placed me into the inaugural gifted program that she created and ran. I have always counted my librarians as not just mentors, but friends. They don't just take care of books...they take care of me."
"Libraries are the portals from our communities and our children to the world of books. They tie us to the literature of the past and create a crucial bridge to the literature of the future. It's essential that we preserve them and help them thrive."
"I love to escape to the library. I love the smell of books, the solitude and peaceful environment, and a knowing that at my fingertips is a wealth of knowledge and stories."