To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!