So as we move into the summer I would like to end with some quotes about libraries, reading and research. It has never been more important to understand and appreciate the value of libraries, library teachers and the research skills it takes to be an effective student in today's world. Have a lovely summer, read, research and relax!!!
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
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
“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.–Carlos María Domínguez
- Angela Carter
“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.”
- Katherine Patterson
“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.”
- Lyndon Baines Johnson
"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."