Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

    Henry Ward Beecher, author

  • When I got my library card, that’s when my life began.

    Rita Mae Brown, writer

  • Libraries are more important today than when I was a kid.

    John Grisham, Virginia author

  • Come, and take choice of all my library, and so beguile thy sorrow.

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), playwright

  • Libraries: cafeterias for food that feeds the mind.

    Louise Yelin, author

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