Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • 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

  • Libraries: cafeterias for food that feeds the mind.

    Louise Yelin, author

  • Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.

    Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

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

    Aphra Behn, 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

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