Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • Books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind—humanity in print.

    Barbara Tuchman, historian & author

  • Library/ Here is where people/ One frequently finds/ Lower their voices/ And raise their mind.

    Richard Armour, poet

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

    Henry Ward Beecher, author

  • I love libraries! They opened the world to me as a child and continue to do so now. Librarians are fantastic, hardworking people who go out of their way.

    June Shaw, Author

  • All you need in life is truth and beauty and you can find both at the Public Library.

    Studs Terkel, broadcaster & historian

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