Friends of the Richmond Public Library

  • 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

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

    Henry Ward Beecher, author

  • Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

    Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

  • Libraries showed me the world beyond my limited horizons.

    Sarah Bracey White, 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

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