"We may sit in our library and yet be in all corners of the earth." ~ John Lubbock
"Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace, and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed." ~ Germaine Greer
I visit my local library weekly. By nature, I'm a rule follower, so I respect their need for order, quietness, and organization. (I've only had a late fee once. I swear.)
As I meander down the aisles, I hear the soft whispers of the books from the shelves. Pick me, they say. I never leave without the ten-book limit clutched in my arms. Libraries are magical, enticing, captivating, and addictive.
For me... "A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." Henry Ward Beecher
What do libraries mean to you?
The video "An Ode to Books" is beautiful. If you know a librarian, send this to them.