I Love Libraries 2


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This is a collection of quotes of why libraries are great community and national resources and what we can do to help those who don't have access to them.

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I Love Libraries 2

  1. 1. What would we do without them? 2iL velibraries Javed_mohammed@hotmail.com http://ilovelibraries2.wordpress.com A K2Vista Production
  2. 2. In America and here in the San Francisco Bay area we are blessed with some of the best public libraries in the world
  3. 3. This is a small recognition of what libraries mean to me through the words of literary giants
  4. 4. “Libraries are our friends.” Neil Gaiman
  5. 5. “Libraries raised me.” Ray Bradbury
  6. 6. “Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom. No libraries, no progress.” Willard Scott
  7. 7. “To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. 8. “To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collection of books.” Carlos María Domínguez, The House of Paper
  9. 9. “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Ray Bradbury
  10. 10. “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” Andrew Carnegie
  11. 11. “Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.” Nicholas Meyer
  12. 12. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Walter Cronkite
  13. 13. “Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
  14. 14. “Libraries really are wonderful. They're better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts.” Jo Walton, Among Others
  15. 15. “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” Sidney Sheldon
  16. 16. “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.” Keith Richards
  17. 17. “The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned. ” Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
  18. 18. “Every reader his or her book. Every book its reader.” S.R. Ranganathan
  19. 19. “Interlibrary loans are a wonder of the world and a glory of civilization.” Jo Walton, Among Others
  20. 20. “My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.” Peter Golkin
  21. 21. “We'll always need printed books that don't mutate the way digital books do; we'll always need places to display books, auditoriums for book talks, circles for story time; we'll always need brick-and-mortar libraries.” Marilyn Johnson, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
  22. 22. “A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.” Alan M. Dershowitz
  23. 23. “Libraries are the future of reading. When the economy is down, we need to make it easier for people to buy and read books for free, not harder. Courtney Milan
  24. 24. “They should be taking bonuses from bankers, not library books from schoolchildren. What kind of society are we building?” Sara Sheridan
  25. 25. “I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.” Virginia Woolf
  26. 26. “I always say, 'Books beat boredom,' said Amanda Wisely.”
  27. 27. “Her library is a meeting place for all who love books. They discuss matters of the world and matters of the spirit.” Jeanette Winter, The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
  28. 28. “The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder.” Elizabeth McCracken
  29. 29. Where is your love and devotion?
  30. 30. When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry. Muhammad Iqbal (Poet-Philosopher)
  31. 31. “Two there are who are never satisfied -- the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.” Rumi
  32. 32. Help start a mobile library in a developing country http://give2asia.org/bsml http://brightstarlibrary.com/
  33. 33. Donate quality books to those who don’t have access to public libraries http://give2asia.org/bsml http://brightstarlibrary.com/
  34. 34. Go ahead share this with others http://ilovelibraries2.wordpress.com http://pinterest.com/nations2tribes/ilovelibraries2/ 2iL velibrariesAll images are copyright of respective holders Copyright 2013 A K2Vista Production http://www.slideshare.net/javedm/ilovelibraries2/