Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
If you're reading this blog, it's safe to assume you "get it" in regard to libraries. Recently two of our most popular writers spoke eloquently about what libraries meant to them:
DAVID BALDACCI IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when they take over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas and differences of opinion, all the things we want in a free and open society. So keep 'em, fund 'em, embrace and cherish 'em."
NEIL GAIMAN AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
"I was terrified of librarians -- at first -- because these were people who wanted their books back. But I learned that they answered questions and hey would find books for me. The librarian went off and investigated and I realized 1. these people are as mad about books as I am and 2. books in libraries have to be ordered by someone."
What do you think?
Posted by janet at 5:49 PM