Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • The contents of a library can take you further than your own imagination could begin to imagine. To open a book is to open your mind.

    Amberle Cianne, author

  • My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

    Malcolm X, human rights activist

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

    Rita Mae Brown, writer

  • I’m of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.

    Barbara Kingsolver, Virginia author

  • When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully—the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.

    Keith Richards, musician

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