Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • When I enter a library, I feel I’ve come home.

    Barbara Wright, author

  • The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

    Carl T. Rowan, journalist & author

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

    Barbara Tuchman, historian & author

  • A library is not simply a repository of books, it is the symbol and center of our culture—a door and a window for those who might not otherwise have such doors and windows.

    Amy Tan, author

  • Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries.

    Arthur Ashe, tennis champion & human rights activist

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