What’s good about libraries? T

Library A to Z: TI’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 T?

Tablet computers (e.g. iPads); teachers (supporting schools); teaching / training (librarians teaching); teens; toys; treasure hunts; trusted.

Quotes for T:

Elizabeth Taylor: The privilege we have in this country to borrow books from our public libraries is quite wonderful, really. It empowers all of us to keep on learning and exploring throughout our lives. That’s very special, because life is all about growing, changing and opening ourselves up to new ideas and information.

Hazel Townson: Your library is precious – use it or lose it.

Barbara Tuchman: To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.

Mark Twain: A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.

Do you have any other suggestions for T?

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6 thoughts on “What’s good about libraries? T”

  1. I’ll add Technology Centers. My library system has 3 centers set up for classes beginning Internet, Excel, Web site design, and other. When classes aren’t in session, they are open for computer use with tech staff and volunteers to assist. We also have a teen technology center with a recording studio and advanced graphic design software.


  2. I don’t have anything to add, but I’ll cheerlead for every “T” item on your list. That Hazel Townson quotation is scarily true.


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