Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”

    Aphra Behn, author

  • Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.

    Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States

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

    Carl T. Rowan, journalist & author

  • There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.

    Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady of the United States

  • 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

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