"The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is."
American Philosopher, Classicist, and Academic
Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
"To read is to empower
To empower is to write
To write is to influence
To influence is to change
To change is to live."
Library Link, newsletter of the Family Friends of the Billerica Public Library, Inc. (MA)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.?
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
From the newsletter of the King County (Wash.) Library System Foundation