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A short compilation of thoughts on libraries by Helene Blowers

A short compilation of thoughts on libraries by Helene Blowers

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  • "The library is a societal tent pole," says Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Fifth Witness. "There are a lot of ideas under it. Knock out the pole and the tent comes down." Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2079800,00.html#ixzz1S5IzWb7R
  • Seth Godin http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/the-future-of-the-library.html
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  • 1. A library …
    A short compilation by Helene Blowers | LibraryBytes.com
  • 2. A library has been described as many things by many people …
  • 3. "In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/13647107/
  • 4. "A library is not simply a repository of books, it is the symbol and center of our culture - a door and a window for those who might not otherwise have such doors and windows." Amy TanAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seier/3463984860/
  • 5. "The library is a societal tent pole, There are a lot of ideas under it. Knock out the pole and the tent comes down“
    - Michael Connelly .
    "The library is a societal tent pole," says Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Fifth Witness. "There are a lot of ideas under it. Knock out the pole and the tent comes down." Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2079800,00.html#ixzz1S5IzWb7R
  • 6. "Libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy, and community." Paula Poundstone
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/taste/1338042635/
  • 7. Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination."Sidney SheldonAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesfallen/2102384345
  • 8. "Libraries are the latest fashion for the brain." E. Jean CarrollAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/moriza/149187332
  • 9. "A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet." Samuel Nig
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/environment/2167097486/
  • 10. "We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets." Kathy BatesActor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hansvanrijnberk/2598234846/
  • 11. "Libraries are places where the imagination begins." Heather BarbieriAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/esparta/472155815
  • 12. "A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life." Norman Cousins (1915-1990)Political Journalist & Author
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabi_menashe/218574269/
  • 13. "A library is a true fairyland, a very palace of delight, a haven of repose from the storms and troubles of the world." Avebury
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59195512@N00/802607313/
  • 14. "Libraries are where dreams begin."
    Jamie FrevelettiAuthor
  • 15. "A library is both comfort food and inspiration, opportunity for growth, and the place where anyone can come for personal enrichment." Judy StrongAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/smanography/3056487326/
  • 16. "Libraries are the doorway to a thousand worlds." Kristan HigginsAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/denn/184158506/
  • 17. "Libraries are the air an author breathes. The creative storehouse for the writer's soul. The single indispensable link to the next generation of readers."
    Andy StrakaAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dearbarbie/2105903679/
  • 18. "Libraries: cafeterias for food that feeds the mind." Louise YelinAuthor
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fornal/394740182
  • 19. But perhaps one of my favorite thoughts on libraries comes from the Father of Modern Librarianship himself …
    (be sure to pay special attention to his caveat)
  • 20. A library's function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way information, inspiration, and recreation. If a better way than the book can be found, we should use it."
    - Melvil Dewey (1851-1931)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigberto/2650932169/
  • 21. A library …
    So what are your thoughts?