May 8, 2011

Why Read? Quotes to make it clearer: Letters to the Children of Troy

How about a bunch of quotes about libraries! A continuation of the Letters to the Children of Troy in hopes that the good intentions of library lovers will help find a solution to keep Troy Library open to the public. (Click here for information and resources to help save the library! And more of the wonderful letters --including the one from Dr. Suess!) 

Letter to the Children of Troy from Olga Pobutsky 
1971 Coordinator of Young Adult Services for the Detroit Public Library
(Photos used with permission from Troy Public Library)

"It is a place to come whenever you have a question that needs answering or for your general quest for a 'good book.' It is your library get to know it and make good use of it throughout your lifetime."

This letter is heart-breakingly timely as the Detroit Public Library is looking for solutions to keep the doors open for ALL. We wonder what solutions Olga might have!

Letter to the Children of Troy from Vice President Spiro Agnew
(Photos used with permission from Troy Public Library)

"...for a library gives to rich and poor alike open access to a great store of knowledge."

Letter to the Children of Troy from Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Spock
(Photos used with permission from Troy Public Library)

"Your library is more full of good things than a candy store or a pirate's chest."




Letter to the Children of Troy from Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
(Photos used with permission from Troy Public Library)

"History books are the gold bullion of knowledge, and a library is the bank where all the knowledge is stored."

Stop by tomorrow for more of these amazing letters! And don't for get to tell us What you are Reading RIGHT NOW!!

1 comment:

  1. Hope everyone following the story is sending good thoughts to Troy Public Library TONIGHT!! We sure are!

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