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So I was at the Library...


Libraries function as crucial technology hubs, not merely for free Web access, but those who need computer training and assistance. Library business centers help support entrepreneurship and retraining. ~ Scott Turow
In America there is a public library in every community. How many public libraries are there in Africa? Every day there are new books coming out and new ideas being discussed. But these new books and ideas don’t reach Africa and we are being left behind. ~ George Weah
I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library. I was around nine years old when I began choosing my own books in earnest. ~ Adriana Trigiani
There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home; I remember taking six books home from every visit, the limit set by the library. ~ Martin Lewis Perl
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how. ~ Doris Lessing
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. ~ Carl T. Rowan
I remember finding a Houdini book at the library and seeing an image of him chained on the side of a building. He looked so intense and scary, and I couldn’t get that image out of my head. That started building up my love of magic. ~ David Blaine
I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library. I’d pick out an author and I would read all their books. ~ Tom T. Hall
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. ~ Sandra Cisneros
There’s no architect who doesn’t want to build a library - and I am no different. With so much scrutiny now attached to reading - because of technology and how we approach it as a social activity - that is a very exciting area in architecture. ~ Annabelle Selldorf
I’m living two blocks away from this library - and I don’t know why I was so elated about this - but I’m in my mesh jogging shorts in the elevator and I saw that my book ‘Swamplandia!’ was their book club selection. And I was over the moon. ~ Karen Russell
If there’s a 13- or 14-year old kid who is yearning for something beyond the social forces in his own world, in his own neighborhood, the library is the only place where he can go to find that. It was exciting and thrilling to me all the time I worked in the library. It’s such a force for social good and it can do so much. ~ Gary Ross
My father was an engineer - he wasn’t literary, not a writer or a journalist, but he was one of the world’s great readers. Every two weeks, he’d take me to our local branch library and pull books off the shelf for me, stacking them up in my arms - 'Have you read this? And this? And this?' ~ Janet Fitch
I was that weird kid that checked out all of the non-fiction paranormal studies books from the library. I’ve always been fascinated by the supernatural, particularly movies and TV shows that manage to blend humor with the horror - ‘Supernatural’, ‘Buffy’, ‘Angel.’ ~ Molly Harper
I read all the time. I love it. My fantasy would be to be locked into a library. I’d be very, very happy. ~ Pink
Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. ~ Zadie Smith
A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. That includes health information.  And mental health information. It’s a community space. It’s a place of safety, a haven from the world. ~ Neil Gaiman

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