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 P?
Paper; partnerships; personal development; photocopying; photographs; pictures (accessing images); political literacy (enabling people to find out about politics in a neutral way); power; printers.
The late, lamented Terry Pratchett gives us our only library P quote:
The way to get children reading is to leave the library door open and let them read anything and everything they want.
Featured above is the Pepys Library in Cambridge which houses the collection of the great, seventeenth century diarist on his own shelves. Samuel loved his books. One diary entry concludes:
So home to look on my new books that I have lately bought, and then to supper and to bed.
Do you have any other suggestions for P?