Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • Funding libraries should be our number one national priority.

    Karin Slaughter, author

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

    Carl T. Rowan, journalist & 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

  • Some of my earliest memories are of book readings and story nights at our local library. It’s where I first learned to love reading, and discovered how exciting it is to get lost in the pages of a really good book.

    Erin Duffy, 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

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