Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.

    Ray Bradbury, author

  • Libraries: cafeterias for food that feeds the mind.

    Louise Yelin, author

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

    Aphra Behn, 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

  • A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

    Andrew Carnegie, industrialist & philanthropist

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