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Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix, AZ
“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”
Martha E. Meacham There is so much potential In the stack of books Yet to be read. It is the unlimited unknown. Infinite possibility. The unread unknown Never grows smaller. Each book opened Fills the mind a little more With knowledge yes, But with potential, even more. -M.E.M
Manchester, NH Public Library
“Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this.”
In life, I was angry, bored, lonely, and self-destructive. A library is none of those things. It is creative, interesting, communal, and full of growth. The library for me was acceptance, escape, and hope. It contained stories and freedom. It was a place to rejuvenate – build the armor back up to face the world.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
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