Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • 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

  • If you want to find your happy place, just go to the library.

    Lizzie K. Foley, 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 more than a brick and mortar building filled with delicious books. It is also a community of people who live to invest in our youth, who read for knowledge and fun, and who are ready to include anyone who walks through the door.

    Kate L. McGarry, author

  • Libraries are more important today than when I was a kid.

    John Grisham, Virginia author

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