Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • I love libraries! They opened the world to me as a child and continue to do so now. Librarians are fantastic, hardworking people who go out of their way.

    June Shaw, Author

  • Libraries offer, for free, the wisdom of the ages—and sages—and, simply put, there’s something for everyone inside.

    Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

  • A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

    Henry Ward Beecher, author

  • Libraries are a pillar of liberty; they equalize and transform.

    Matthew Vossler

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

    Lizzie K. Foley, author

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