Quotes About Libraries

Thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians

 

Quotes About Libraries

Thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians


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I've always loved libraries. Even as a young girl I'd feel excited walking into my local library. All those books waiting on the shelves to be discovered.


When I became a parent I made sure to take my kids to the local library and sign them up for their own library cards. I still remember the looks on their faces when I said they could check out any books they wanted. Their eyes went wide and then they gazed at all the shelves packed with books. That right there is magic! 


Back in pre-COVID days they would take part in the library events too. My eldest even did a reading once to the kids group. They got presented with certificates in the summer for having participated in various events run by the library throughout the year. 


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A library is in fact much more than just books. It's a community. Hopefully the days of wandering along the shelves deciding which book to check out next will return soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd put together a collection of quotes to spread some love for libraries and librarians.


Get your library card ready as we jump into this selection of quotes about libraries and librarians!


"When in doubt go to the library." – J.K. Rowling


"When in doubt go to the library." – J.K. Rowling


"When I got my library card, that’s when my life began." – Rita Mae Brown


"When I got my library card, that’s when my life began." – Rita Mae Brown


"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." – Sidney Sheldon"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." – Sidney Sheldon


"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." – Sidney Sheldon


"Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world." - Lauren Ward


"Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world." - Lauren Ward


"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads." - Jon Bing


"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads." - Jon Bing 


"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." - Albert Einstein


"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." - Albert Einstein


"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." - Walter Cronkite


"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." - Walter Cronkite 


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a Library." - Jorge Luis Borges


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a Library." - Jorge Luis Borges 


"Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library." - Walter Savage Landor


"Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library." - Walter Savage Landor 


"Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge." - Patrick Ness


"Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge." - Patrick Ness 


"If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids." – Cornelia Funke


"If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids." – Cornelia Funke


"A trained librarian is a powerful search engine with a heart." - Sarah McIntyre


"A trained librarian is a powerful search engine with a heart." - Sarah McIntyre 


"Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card." – Marc Brown


"Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card." – Marc Brown


Quotes About Libraries


What's your favourite quote about libraries? 


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11 comments

  1. You chose some great quotes. I do love visiting a library. I just hope that the little one in our village survives lockdown. It has always had such great book related events.

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    1. Yeah, a lot have been hard hit by the lockdown here too 😔 I renewed my library card online.

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  2. I have always been more than a bit intimidated by libraries, there wasn't one in my little town so going to one meant a trip to the larger town and the librarian was very stern and scary. She had a severe RBF and frightened me and often followed me around telling me to to touch anything. Even now I tense up when I push open the door - she scarred me for life.

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    1. Oh no that's terrible! Glad she didn't ruin your love of reading.

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  3. As a librarian, this post makes me smile.

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    1. Your comment is one of the reasons why I wanted to do this blog post... to give a shout out to all the librarians out there.

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  4. loved all the quotes.. Jorge Luis Borges' quote is on the entrance wall of our local library.. especially love Cornelia Funke's quote
    And Marc Brown's quote has me singing the song Arthur and his friends sing on the show

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    1. The Cornelia Funke quote is one of my favourites too.

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  5. Amazing quotes. From being a small child up to being in my early twenties our local library was beautiful but not in an architecture way but in the way it made you feel and the staff. It was small, just two sections (kids and adults) split by a glass wall. They closed it down when I was in my mid-twenties. Closest library now is horrid. it is huge (like a big warehouse), two floors, lots of computers everywhere. No quietness to it. Looks bleak. I don't even both going anymore as I can't stand the place.

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    1. It's great that you grew up with such a nice library. It's a shame when they get closed down 😢 I prefer smaller libraries with more personality too over the bigger, colder feeling ones.

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  6. Fabulous quotes. I use Overdrive and Hoopla visa my local library several times and a months. They are an invaluable resource.

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