"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.?

Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
American Cultural Anthropologist

The newsletter of Friends of the Largo Public Library, FL

"October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book."

John Sinor

Notes from Friends, newsletter of the Friends of the Staunton (VA) Public Library

"We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth."

John Lubbock

Turning the Page, newsletter of Friends of the Adamstown (PA) Area Library

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."

Paul Sweeney

Between Friends, newsletter of the Blount County (TN) Friends of the Library

"I made use of the college library by borrowing books other than scientific books, such as all of the plays by George Bernard Shaw, the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The college library helped me to develop a broader aspect on life."

Linus Pauling

American Library Association "Libraries Change Lives" Campaign, 1995.

"People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first."

David H. Combs

Notes from Friends, newsletter of the Friends of the Staunton (VA) Library

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."

Hazel Rochman

From the newsletter of the King County (Wash.) Library System Foundation

"Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life."

Jesse Lee Bennett

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.

"After college, read only books you like. Should you find yourself reading one you don't enjoy, skip to the last page and be done with it."

Life's Little Instruction Calendar 2009

From Friend to Friend, the newsletter of the Friends of the Hunterdon County (N.J.) Library

"If is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish."

S.I. Hayakawa (1906-1992)
American Academic and Political Figure

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.


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