40+ Quotes About Libraries:

Quotes About Libraries blue bullet point This page contains a large list of quotes about libraries that are ideal to use as quotes of the day to display inside a library, classroom, and for reading bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point As a classroom teacher, you can remind your students about the importance of reading by posting a new library quote on your chalkboard or white board each week.




Below you will find 41 quotes about libraries.
There are 9 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of library quotes is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 40 Quotes About Libraries. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

blue bullet point I will be designing more graphics for these library quotes during the school year and adding them to this page, so please check back here from time to time.




"A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book." ~ E.B. White


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"A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet." ~ Samuel Niger


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"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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"A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life." ~ Norman Cousins


Quotes About Libraries - A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.

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"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." ~ Andrew Carnegie


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"As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her." ~ Erma Bombeck

Quotes About Libraries - As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. Erma Bombeck

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"Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague." ~ Eleanor Crumblehulme


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"I'd be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer." ~ Bill Gates

Bill Gates Famous Quotes About Libraries and Education

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"If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are its banks." ~ Wendell H. Ford


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"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians." ~ Warren Buffett


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"If we didn't have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would dehydrate." ~ Megan Jo Tetrick
age 12
Daleville, IN


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"If you cut funding to libraries, you cut the lifeblood of our communities." ~ Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley


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"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Quotes About Libraries - I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges

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"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." ~ Laura Bush


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"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book." ~ Groucho Marx


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"In the library I discovered that you could learn by following your nose. And I learned that a book was as close to a living thing as you could get without being one." ~ Bill Harley


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"In the library, one often finds people close their mouths and open their minds!" ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Libraries - In the library, one often finds people close their mouths and open their minds!

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"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open." ~ Laura Bush

Quotes About the Library - Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. Laura Bush

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"Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed." ~ Germaine Greer


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"Libraries are starting places for the adventure of learning that can go on whatever one's vocation and location in life. Reading is an adventure like that of discovery itself. Libraries are our base camp." ~ James H. Billington


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"Libraries are the future of reading. When the economy is down, we need to make it easier for people to buy and read books for free, not harder. It is stupid to sacrifice tomorrow's book buyers for today's dollars, especially when it's obvious that the source in question doesn't have any more dollars to give you." ~ Courtney Milan


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"Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds." ~ Richard Armour


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"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. Libraries change lives for the better." ~ Sidney Sheldon


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"Libraries ... those temples of learning, those granite-and-marble monuments" ~ Susan Allen Toth


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"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." ~ Anne Herbert


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"My pen is my harp and my lyre;
my library is my garden and my orchard."
~ Judah Ha-Levi, Spanish Poet

Quotes About Libraries - My pen is my harp and my lyre; my library is my garden and my orchard.

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"My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library." ~ Pete Golkin


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"Our libraries create dreams. If you take away the libraries, you take America's dreams away." ~ Ilker Turgun


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"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." ~ Saul Bellow


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"Some kids go to the library. Others to the street. But they can't go to the libraries if the libraries are closed." ~ Officer Dombranski
New York Police
Department

Quotes About Libraries - Some kids go to the library.  Others to the street. But they can't go to the libraries if the libraries are closed.

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"The library is a place where most of the things I came to value as an adult had their beginnings." ~ Pete Hamill

The library is a place where most of the things I came to value as an adult had their beginnings. Pete Hamill

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"The library is a temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars of history." ~ Carl Rowan


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"The public library is where place and possibility meet." ~ Stuart Dybek


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"There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading." ~ John Quincy Adams


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"The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library." ~ Malcolm Forbes


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"The studious silence of the library ... Tranquil brightness." ~ James Joyce


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"To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero


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"What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education." ~ Harold Howe


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


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


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