“Some of the best memories of my childhood that I have are the times that I played hooky from school so I could spend my days in the public library reading all the wonderful books at my disposal.”   -Woody Allen

“Some of the best memories of my childhood that I have are the times that I played hooky from school so I could spend my days in the public library reading all the wonderful books at my disposal.” -Woody Allen

“A library is all the university you will ever need.” — Ray Bradbury http://nypl.org/getacard

“A library is all the university you will ever need.” — Ray Bradbury http://nypl.org/getacard

“When I was a kid I loved the public library. I used to spend hours and hours looking at old newspaper articles about people I admired. I remember printing a bunch of articles about Lenny Bruce and making a book out of it which was so awesome that my teacher said he lost it but I am sure he stole it! Public libraries rule!”  - Judd Apatow

“When I was a kid I loved the public library. I used to spend hours and hours looking at old newspaper articles about people I admired. I remember printing a bunch of articles about Lenny Bruce and making a book out of it which was so awesome that my teacher said he lost it but I am sure he stole it! Public libraries rule!” - Judd Apatow

“Libraries are the pride of the city.”—Amy Tan www.nypl.org/getacard #LibraryCard

“Libraries are the pride of the city.”—Amy Tan www.nypl.org/getacard #LibraryCard

"I grew up going to the New Orleans Public Library. It was my temple, my refuge, my university, my haven. From aged six to eighteen, I never saw or entered a bookstore, but the New Orleans Public Library brought the world to me and brought me into the wide world. I'd spend hours there after school and on weekends, browsing marvelous hardcover books on all topics including archaeology, history, music, science, ghost stories, science fiction, current events..." – Anne Rice

"I grew up going to the New Orleans Public Library. It was my temple, my refuge, my university, my haven. From aged six to eighteen, I never saw or entered a bookstore, but the New Orleans Public Library brought the world to me and brought me into the wide world. I'd spend hours there after school and on weekends, browsing marvelous hardcover books on all topics including archaeology, history, music, science, ghost stories, science fiction, current events..." – Anne Rice

“I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts.” - Maya Angelou

“I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts.” - Maya Angelou

“Of all the institutions arising out of democratic civil society none is more utopian, more ameliorative and, sadly, more imperiled than the public library: a greater gift to the human mind we have not yet devised.”  — Junot Díaz

“Of all the institutions arising out of democratic civil society none is more utopian, more ameliorative and, sadly, more imperiled than the public library: a greater gift to the human mind we have not yet devised.” — Junot Díaz

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