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 C?
Careers; carers services; childminders; choices; classics; coffee (relax with one); collaboration; colouring (fun sessions for children); comics; community; community cohesion; community memory; competitive advantage (for businesses); council information & services (access to); crafts; creation; CVs.
Any list of quotations from people with names beginning with C has to begin with Andrew Carnegie!
Andrew Carnegie: A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert.
Nick Cave: I wholeheartedly pledge my support to the campaign to save Kensal Rise library. Accessible local libraries are vital to communities and to children. Reading fuels passion, interest and ambition – please don’t take that away.
Walter Cronkite: Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
D. Cuthbertson, Edinburgh University Librarian (1923): Without [librarians] ignorance would bring forth a scentless flower instead of a garden of perfume.
Do you have any other suggestions for C?