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 H?
Health; help; heritage; history; holiday reading; home (access library materials from); homework help.
Ending with homework help is appropriate as there’s a bias towards school libraries in today’s quotes.
Stephanie Harvey: Libraries should be the beating heart of the school, not mausoleums for dusty books. (Quoted on the Heart of the School site.)
Timothy Healy: The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff.
Richard Holloway: I’d rather be a poor man with a library at my street corner than a billionaire who never opens a book.
Anthony Horowitz: The most important room in any school is the library. Every school needs one.
Do you have any other suggestions for H? Thanks to my friend, Ted Milburn, who has already made a suggestion for H:
I am looking forward to “H”, and I hope you will add Gerard Hoffnung’s lovely quotation in his sketch “Advice to Foreign Visitors to Britain“. One of his suggestions to them was… “Have you tried the magnificent echo in the Reading Room of the British Museum?”
The whole thing is very funny and worth a listen, so follow the link to check it out.