I’m following the A to Z Challenge by posting every day in April (except Sundays) about the importance of libraries. I’m using the Library A to Z advocacy materials and a small selection of quotations in each post.
What good things about libraries begin with A?
Access; advice; answers; archives; art (view public art and sometimes borrow it too!); astronomy (some libraries loan out telescopes for stargazing); audio books; author events.
People whose names begin with A have had a lot to say about libraries! Here’s a selection.
Stephen Abram, VP strategic partnerships & markets, Gale: Getting rid of librarians because everything is online = getting rid of accountants because everyone has a calculator on their desk.”
John Agard: Libraries…they are my orchard; I am their fruit.
Maya Angelou: I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me.
Anonymous: A library is a hospital for the mind.
Isaac Asimov: Dear Boys and Girls, Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you…and most of all, a gateway to a better and happier and more useful life. (16 March 1971.)
Do you have any other suggestions for A?