I’m just back from a great event for National Libraries Day at Glasgow Women’s Library! Their regular Story Café was given over to library love today. We opened with a list of quotes by women writers in the collection, which were also displayed on the bookshelves. Click on the pictures to enlarge them enough to read the quotes.
Given the endangered state of libraries today, I added a few more that seemed relevant:
Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals in a plague. Eleanor Crumblehulme.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. Anne Herbert.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. Lady Bird Johnson.
Librarians consider free access to information the foundation of democracy. Marilyn Johnson.
Librarian Wendy Kirk then read a short story, The summer librarian, and Jackie Kay’s lovely poem Dear Library. Through it all, we drank tea, ate delicious food and discussed our earliest memories of libraries. What a great afternoon!