55 Library Quotes For Budding Bookworms

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Libraries store the power of knowledge that fuels our imagination.

Previously we had to physically go to the library to read books, magazines, documents, newspapers, periodicals, maps and more. In these digital times, everyone can visit the online library from the comfort of their house, but for many of us a trip to the physical library remains a favorite pastime!

Libraries are important for any community as they provide access to knowledge and opportunities to learn. A great library quote makes you understand how awesome libraries are. That's why we have put together this list of the best library quotes, and these book lover quotes and typewriter quotes too. Check them out!

Library Quotes And Sayings

The library is like a second home for any budding bookworm. Here we bring you some of our favorite quotes about libraries that we have found.

1."To ask why we need libraries at all when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads."

-Jon Bing.

2. "Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."

-Walter Cronkite.

3. "Librarians are almost always very helpful and often almost absurdly knowledgeable. Their skills are probably very underestimated and largely underemployed."

-Charles Medawar.

4."Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life."

-Sidney Sheldon.

5."Libraries always remind me that there are good things in this world."

-Lauren Ward.

6."In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim."

-Linton Weeks.

7. "The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff."

-Timothy Healy.

8."Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library."

-Walter Savage Landor

Library Card Quotes

Most of us use a library card to access books.  These perfect quotes about libraries and library cards may remind you of your favorite library!

9."When I got my library card, that's when my life began."

-Rita Mae Brown

10. "You can get lost in any library, no matter the size. But the more lost you are, the more things you'll find."

-Millie Florence, 'Lydia Green Of Mulberry Glen.'

11."I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card."

-Laura Bush.

12."With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities."

―Bill Gates.

13."My most prized possession was my library card from the Oakland Public Library."

-Bill Russell.

14."The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card."

-E. L. Doctorow.

15."What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy."

-Aaron Swartz.

16."The first thing my family did when we moved was join the local church. The second was to go to the library and get library cards."

-John Grisham.

17. "You don't spend your life hanging around books without learning a thing or two."

-Lemony Snicket, 'Shouldn't You Be In School?'.

18. "A book is a drop in the ocean of knowledge, in the ocean of knowledge every reader is drowned in the thoughts of what to read?"

-Luffina Lourduraj.

19. "I read the booklet from cover to cover like it was a wonderful meal and I was a starving man. I devoured every word."

-Jeff VanderMeer, 'This World Is Full Of Monsters'.

School Library Quotes

A perfect place for a child to read books is a school library. These school library quotes may bring back happy school memories!

A library is the birthplace of imaginations and ideas.

20."Everything you need for better future and success has already been written... All you have to do is go to the library."

-Henri Frederic Amiel.

21."Books are the quietest and most constant of friends."

-Charles William Eliot.

22."We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading."

-B. F. Skinner.

23."Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

-Maya Angelou.

24."Every child in America should have access to a well-stocked school library."

-Laura Bush.

25."Getting my library card was like citizenship; it was like American citizenship."

-Oprah Winfrey.

26."When in doubt go to the library."

-J K Rowling.

27."Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."

-Neil Gaiman.

28."You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world... Arm yourself!"

-Russell T. Davies.

Famous Library Quotes About Why We Need Libraries

A university library is the best place to give wings to your crazy ideas.

For all those bookworms out there, these inspirational library quotes will make you want to visit the library!

29. "A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library."

-Shelby Foote

30."Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities."

-R. David Lankes.

31."There is fantastic information in books. Often when I do a search, what is in a book is miles ahead of what I find on a website."

―Sergey Brin.

32."With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how."

-Doris Lessing.

33."A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it... It's a place of safety, a haven from the world."

-Neil Gaiman.

34."My alma mater was books, a good library."

-Malcolm X.

35."The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

-Steve Jobs.

36."If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids."

-Cornelia Funke.

37."Libraries that are true to their core mission fill three critical needs in this brave new non-print world."

-Jorge Luis Borges.

Short Library Quotes

Do you want more library quotes? From a range of key figures, including Andrew Carnegie library quotes, these library quotes show the importance of the information we learn in libraries.

38.“The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.”

-Lemony Snicket.

39."A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert.

-Andrew Carnegie.

40. "I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books."

-Jorge Luis Borges.

Public Library Quotes

A public library is a haven in any city or town. These quotes ascertain the importance of time spent in a library.

41."I love to read. I could read for days and never stop. I use to be such a bookworm. I would barely look up to notice much of anything."

-Jennifer Loren, 'The Devil's Eyes'.

42."Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom. No libraries, no progress."

-Willard Scott.

43."It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell."

-Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

44."Quality authority work and attention to authority work by everyone working in the database is essential to the future of library linked data."

-B. Iseminger.

45."I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple, and Catalog is my key weapon to unlock the wealth of wisdom and knowledge stored in the libraries."

-Salman Haider.

46."Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."

-Anne Herbert.

47. In the library, one often finds people close their mouths and open their minds!"


48."A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life."

-Henry Ward Beecher.

49."Great libraries have always looked to both the future and the past."

-Laura Shapiro.

50."Libraries are the future of reading."

-Courtney Milan.

A Few Funny Library Quotes

We can learn so much from a quote, as they convey a lot of meaning in simple words.  Here are few quotes about library books that we hope make you smile.

51."A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever."

-Martin Farquhar Tupper.

52."The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned."

-Alberto Manguel.

53."The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."

-Albert Einstein.

54."Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds."

-Richard Armour.

55."Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge."

-Patrick Ness.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best library quotes, then why not take a look at these tranquility quotes or [letter board quotes] for more new quotes to discover?

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