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Quotes That Inspire

  1. 1. “ my library is….” quotes that inspire Touching hearts and minds in our community “ My library is… ” quotes from banners kept at BPL locations before, and during, Ontario Public Library Week 2008: an initiative of the Planning Team, Staff Development Day 2008
  2. 2. Aldershot : “One Of Life’s Pleasures” <ul><li>An essential part of our neighbourhood </li></ul><ul><li>A place I go to learn </li></ul><ul><li>A lifesaver!! </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly, helpful staff. Both my husband and myself are grateful to the staff. </li></ul><ul><li>I love your audio books </li></ul><ul><li>Great staff </li></ul><ul><li>Great meeting place! </li></ul><ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>A place to have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring place </li></ul><ul><li>The best library </li></ul><ul><li>Full of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Great staff—so friendly and helpful </li></ul><ul><li>My idea of one of life’s pleasures is having a library within walking distance! </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome </li></ul><ul><li>So helpful </li></ul><ul><li>A source of escape to another place </li></ul>
  3. 3. CELEBRATING BRANT HILLS <ul><li>Happy birthday, Brant Hills ! I love books </li></ul><ul><li>This library rocks out loud </li></ul><ul><li>I love books!! I love this library!! </li></ul><ul><li>We love books before bed and we love June! </li></ul><ul><li>Best place on Earth! </li></ul><ul><li>I like my library </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome!! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for a great party! </li></ul><ul><li>I think the library is awesome. Thanks for having so many great books </li></ul><ul><li>This library has an awesome staff!! </li></ul><ul><li>Brant Hills is great! Staff is awesome! </li></ul><ul><li>Brant Hills is awesome—best library in the world </li></ul><ul><li>I like the books </li></ul><ul><li>I love my library!! </li></ul><ul><li>I like the crafts!! </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly! </li></ul><ul><li>Fantastic! </li></ul><ul><li>This is fun—I love books </li></ul><ul><li>Like my home!! I love it here!! </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming! </li></ul><ul><li>Super job </li></ul><ul><li>This library is amazing, and the staff here is totally awesome! </li></ul><ul><li>My library is a great place for me and my friends to hang out! </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing </li></ul>Brant Hill celebrated its 40 th birthday October 2008
  4. 4. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>This is our second home! Best place to bring and treat the children! </li></ul><ul><li>So many schools of thought. </li></ul><ul><li>An amazing place! </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to hide and find peace </li></ul><ul><li>I like the books here. The library is awesome . It helps me because I am in ESL!! </li></ul><ul><li>Credit to staff and a credit to Burlington </li></ul><ul><li>Terrific service, friendly people ! Thanks!! </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary! Enjoyable </li></ul><ul><li>All libraries are fabulous —this library especially! </li></ul><ul><li>Great place to work, great staff and lovely customers. </li></ul><ul><li>A wonderful resource </li></ul><ul><li>We can read new and different books without having to buy them—a great privilege. </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome! Cool! Great! </li></ul><ul><li>A fun place to bring kids! </li></ul><ul><li>Great resource place, great staff </li></ul><ul><li>Family time </li></ul>
  5. 5. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>A great place to be </li></ul><ul><li>I love Burlington </li></ul><ul><li>Great place to go anytime and friendly, helpful staff </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable entertainment . Great staff! </li></ul><ul><li>The library is awesome </li></ul><ul><li>Very quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of contented retirement!! </li></ul><ul><li>Library is a sanctuary from the cares of life. A place to meditate and relax as you read. </li></ul><ul><li>I love this library! </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is fun </li></ul><ul><li>The staff is great </li></ul><ul><li>It’s very good! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yo opino que la biblioteca es un lugar donde cada persona encuentra los recursos necesarios para aprender; por ejemplo el idioma espanol.” (Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>I think that the library is a place where each person finds the resources necessary to learn; for example the Spanish language. </li></ul><ul><li>  “ E muito bom!” (Portuguese) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Un buen lugar para estar con mi novia .” (Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>A good place to be with my fiancée. </li></ul><ul><li>Bargain! </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for all ages and price ranges!! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul> 
  6. 6. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>My best place to be and great service </li></ul><ul><li>I love your books </li></ul><ul><li>Love the library </li></ul><ul><li>You should love this place </li></ul><ul><li>To enjoy different types of books! </li></ul><ul><li>Place to get my French books </li></ul><ul><li>Books rock! </li></ul><ul><li>To broaden my horizons and explore new adventures </li></ul><ul><li>To use different books for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>The library rocks because I can do my homework here </li></ul><ul><li>Where my boys can explore a new world/adventure </li></ul><ul><li>The staff is great </li></ul><ul><li>It always has the books I’m looking for and always has available computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Very nice place </li></ul><ul><li>Great place to unwind—peaceful , content </li></ul><ul><li>Is a place to get away from my wife </li></ul><ul><li>A home away from home with more books!! </li></ul><ul><li>Good looking people </li></ul><ul><li>A place of comfort and quiet </li></ul><ul><li>This library rox the sox off the rest ! </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful place to visit and load up on reading material </li></ul><ul><li>A home away from home, where anything can happen </li></ul>
  7. 7. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>One of my many blessings. Bless you all. Keep smiling. </li></ul><ul><li>Independence, freedom, wisdom—a way out! </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding and beautiful place! Great place to study!! My fav library. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a quiet and relaxing escape from all the stress and chaos of the outside world! </li></ul><ul><li>A nice quiet place to read </li></ul><ul><li>Social, educational, recreational and my Internet connections! Thanks!!! Great staff! </li></ul><ul><li>Love the new and improved look! </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet place to work and learn </li></ul><ul><li>The staff is great </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and reading about stuff you want </li></ul><ul><li>The world at your fingertips! </li></ul><ul><li>Makes my property taxes worthwhile </li></ul><ul><li>The library gives me free Internet when I need it most. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel at home. Love to study here. </li></ul><ul><li>This library helped me pass school! Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly, knowledgeable staff creating a comfortable learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Free computer use, free books, free movies, free magazines, free newspapers and great staff —what more could you want? </li></ul>
  8. 8. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>My education and my entertainment! </li></ul><ul><li>I practically live here! </li></ul><ul><li>I get all my projects done here! </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge at your fingertips and staff willing to work with people. Thanks for doing a great job. </li></ul><ul><li>The library is a nice place for people to read </li></ul><ul><li>A place where I can concentrate with few distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Quality time with my kids </li></ul><ul><li>A great service </li></ul><ul><li>The staff helps a lot </li></ul><ul><li>We depend on it! </li></ul><ul><li>It has good books. Plus the staff, they rock </li></ul><ul><li>Indie graphic novels left and right </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring new worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Vital! </li></ul><ul><li>I like the great books </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient </li></ul><ul><li>Good place to study </li></ul><ul><li>A candle in the darkness </li></ul><ul><li>A daily destination when my kids were young </li></ul><ul><li>My favourite place—relaxation, comfort, free books. A treasure for avid readers. An essential and wonderful public service. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most important investments of tax dollars in our community. I love it! </li></ul>
  9. 9. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>Awesome for checking e-mail for jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access for those on fixed incomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for the great info. </li></ul><ul><li>Journeys to other worlds!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Serenity! Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome. I like it when they help you. </li></ul><ul><li>Nice job everyone! </li></ul><ul><li>A happy place to meet the world </li></ul><ul><li>This is the best library in town </li></ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of great movies and music! Oh yeah, books, too!! </li></ul><ul><li>This is a great place to find everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Great library. Couldn’t do without it ! Love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Best library in Halton. Competent, caring community and clean. </li></ul><ul><li>Love it. It rocks. Everyone is soooo kind and willing to help! Thanks so much! </li></ul><ul><li>Really rad books and groovy CDs! I love the library! </li></ul><ul><li>The greatest! </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to have the future I want! </li></ul><ul><li>Internet is awesome. You get great access. </li></ul><ul><li>Better than MSN. </li></ul><ul><li>I can’t live without books. </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing staff. Very helpful. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FIND IT AT CENTRAL <ul><li>Best in the world </li></ul><ul><li>I like it because it has good books and services </li></ul><ul><li>Best place in town! Excellent place to study </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for having the first lesbian books I ever read. </li></ul><ul><li>I just enjoy coming here, it makes me feel good. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to Central and other Burlington libraries—they make my life more pleasurable! </li></ul><ul><li>At the library, I get to go on the computer! </li></ul><ul><li>I love it because it’s quiet! </li></ul><ul><li>So beautiful and comfortable! </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet place to study when I need it. Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>BPL = B est P lace L ove it! </li></ul><ul><li>It is a treasure trove! </li></ul><ul><li>Shared knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet place because all the noise, adventure and excitement is going on in everyone’s minds. Magical! </li></ul><ul><li>My peace and quiet place to learn and grow </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing library! </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge at your fingertips and staff willing to work with people. Thanks for doing a great job. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fun at Central Children’s <ul><li>Awesome! Lovely, helpful staff </li></ul><ul><li>A nice place to work, with friendly colleagues, respectful students and happy, gurgling babies. </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to find great books and information </li></ul><ul><li>Fun on the computers </li></ul><ul><li>Like Google in a building—and better !! </li></ul><ul><li>I love to read and watch movies. I like to read lots of books and I love the computers so we can play or do work! It is sometimes quiet but you can really do your homework here! </li></ul><ul><li>I like the DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>I like to read at the library !. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading helps you read so you get better at it. I love the service that you do and how fast you pick the book we need! Thanks for the help! </li></ul><ul><li>I like the library because I can come get magazines, books, DVDs for no cost and meet nice people and come to many events . </li></ul><ul><li>I like reading because it helps you learn how! </li></ul><ul><li>A place for books and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Library means quiet and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is the bomb! </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome books!! </li></ul>
  12. 12. KILBRIDE : “Perfection in a small package” <ul><li>Friendly staff that know us </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra and her school staff are the best thing to happen to the Burlington Library System.There is nothing better than personalized service!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect place, perfect staff. Perfection in a small package! </li></ul><ul><li>Best place to come for friendship and lots of reading material. </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly staff. Terrific collection of new titles - just a pleasant environment </li></ul><ul><li>I like the library because everyone is really nice and knows who you are and there are a lot of good books to read. It’s also nice that it’s so conveniently located so we don’t have to go all the way to Burlington. Kilbride rocks! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a great place to learn!! </li></ul><ul><li>The library is my primary source of culture </li></ul><ul><li>The Kilbride library is the centre of the community culture . Knowledge with warmth and guidance . People of the same area come together here for entertainment and to meet. Families grow here knowing that the library offers the world, the country and the spirit of Canada . This is where it starts—a good library with a good staff in small town Canada! The cities could learn from this. </li></ul><ul><li>Great personalized service from caring staff! </li></ul><ul><li>Something new to read, watch, listen to </li></ul>
  13. 13. New Appleby : “ Heart Of My Community” <ul><li>I love getting books </li></ul><ul><li>The library is a place to get fun books to read </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is really fun! I love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome </li></ul><ul><li>My favourite place </li></ul><ul><li>A fun and happy place!! </li></ul><ul><li>Always special!! </li></ul><ul><li>A lovely place!! </li></ul><ul><li>A special and a great place to be. It rocks!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Great but we need a library cat </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><li>I love books </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful </li></ul><ul><li>Peaceful </li></ul><ul><li>A place I can go where the hours drift away unheeded </li></ul><ul><li>Brilliant </li></ul><ul><li>My library is great </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to get info on everything we experience in life </li></ul><ul><li>Phenomenal! </li></ul><ul><li>My second home </li></ul><ul><li>Where I spend time with my daughter exploring through books </li></ul><ul><li>Is the heart of my community </li></ul><ul><li>A special place where someone is always helpful. A place that encourages you to learn. A special place indeed. </li></ul><ul><li>J’adore ma bibliothèque! </li></ul><ul><li>A place to browse and enjoy </li></ul>
  14. 14. New Appleby : “Heart Of My Community” <ul><li>My window to a plethora of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing! I have learned a lot about everything. </li></ul><ul><li>The place for mystery </li></ul><ul><li>A place with amazing books. I love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Good to come back to! </li></ul><ul><li>The library is my home away from home </li></ul><ul><li>I have enjoyed 80 years of wonderful library books - Keep up the good work! </li></ul><ul><li>A place where I can get my favourite books </li></ul><ul><li>Filled with wonderful people and books! </li></ul><ul><li>Our children love to visit the library! Such a great place for children and adults! </li></ul><ul><li>Special to me because it helped me become a better reader </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome because it’s nice and quiet </li></ul><ul><li>The world in a room </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tansley Woods : “ Splendiferous!” <ul><li>Organized </li></ul><ul><li>The best place ever! </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome! </li></ul><ul><li>My place </li></ul><ul><li>Great! </li></ul><ul><li>My home away from home </li></ul><ul><li>My peaceful place </li></ul><ul><li>I love the library. It rocks and lots of books to choose from. Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>I like that they know my name </li></ul><ul><li>My sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty chill </li></ul><ul><li>Tranquil </li></ul><ul><li>Fantastic </li></ul><ul><li>It is super! </li></ul><ul><li>The best in the world! </li></ul><ul><li>A big, happy family! </li></ul><ul><li>A place to relax and read </li></ul><ul><li>The reason I wake up in the morning </li></ul><ul><li>Splendiferous! </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable and welcoming …very interesting! </li></ul><ul><li>A valuable community resource !! </li></ul><ul><li>The library rox </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tansley Woods : “Splendiferous!” <ul><li>Knowledge and information </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is great!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Cozy </li></ul><ul><li>Fun and great to be around </li></ul><ul><li>You get smarter by reading </li></ul><ul><li>My second life </li></ul><ul><li>Resourceful! </li></ul><ul><li>My future </li></ul><ul><li>My Dewey Decimal System </li></ul><ul><li>Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card </li></ul><ul><li>Organized knowledge!! Fantabulous! </li></ul><ul><li>A place where I can relax and be free </li></ul><ul><li>A place that I can be perfect </li></ul><ul><li>The fountain of life </li></ul><ul><li>Splendiferous! </li></ul><ul><li>The best place ever! </li></ul><ul><li>My peaceful place </li></ul><ul><li>I love the library . It rocks and lots of books to choose from. Thank you! </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ my library is….” quotes that inspire <ul><li>“ Just read through ..really incredible” </li></ul>Wendy Schick City Librarian Burlington Public Library These quotes are taken from banners that served as inspirational wallpaper at the BPL Staff Development Day Conference2008 and reflect the BPL brand promise of being In Touch

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