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?