Thoughts That Float

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)

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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)

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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.”                                                         

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 What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.
Harold Howe, former US Commissioner of Education

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 If we didn’t have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would dehydrate.
 Megan Jo Tetrick, age 12  Daleville, Indiana

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All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

Thomas Carlyle

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