We cannot have good libraries until we first have good librarians — properly educated, professionally recognized, and fairly rewarded.”
Herbert S. White (Library Journal column, 15 November 1999, pp. 44-45)
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T.S. Elliot (Choruses from The Rock)
I discovered me in the library. I went ot find me in the library. Before I fell in love with libraries, I was jsut a six-year old boy. The library fueled all of my curiosities, from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt. When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week. I did this every week for almost ten years and finally, in 1974, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated rom the library when I was twenty-seven. I discovered that the library is the real school. ………………………………………… . . The great science-fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, who died this weeek, talking about his sef-education in a “Paris Review” interview few years ago. He never went to college and considered himself “completely library educated.”
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.
Harold Howe, former US Commissioner of Education
If we didn’t have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would dehydrate.
Megan Jo Tetrick, age 12 Daleville, Indiana
All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.