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Isaac Asimov on Libraries

from Shelf Awareness

Quotation of the Day

Forty-Year-Old Wisdom About Libraries

“[A library] isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you–and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.”

–Isaac Asimov in a March 16, 1971, letter to children at the newly opened Troy, Mich., public library, as posted on lettersofnote.com.

[ click to read at Shelf-Awareness.com ]

Posted on June 14, 2011 by Editor

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