Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Theme=Library

New Milford Public Library

This is my local library where I took my children as soon as they were old enough to have their own library cards. I myself grew up in a small CT town as well. I spent as much time as possible in the library when I was a child. I remember there being a thick glass floor in one section of the library and you could see through it to the downstairs. I remember feeling adventurous and frighten at the same time whenever I stood on that glass floor. To me reading has always been the most important thing I could do. I have traveled all over the world and experienced so many adventures just by reading a book. Following are several quotes about a library.

"The library is not a shrine for the worship of books, It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one’s devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a
place where history comes to life."
Norman Cousins(1915-1990)

"Access to knowledge is the superb,
the supreme act of truly great civilizations.
Of all the institutions that purport to do this,
free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this."
Toni Morrison

"A book is the only place in which you can
examine a fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without
fear it will go off in your face...
one of the few havens remaining where
a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."
Charles Langbridge Morgan(1894-1958)

"To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one."
— Anonymous, Chinese saying





17 comments:

Colette Amelia said...

great quotes! love the flowers in the slide presentation!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I love seeing pic and hearing about people's local libraries!

libraries are the glue that keeps communities together! and these days libraries offer so much more than in the bygone days of my childhood....

thanks for playing tt!

Roy said...

Heh, heh! We must have found our quotes about libraries on the same website; I recognized the ones you used, seen while I was picking out the quotes I wanted to use.

Yup, without libraries, where are we?

subtorp77 said...

Fantastic on the quotes and just love the building!

Joanne said...

I just came from the library, looking for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. Both copies are checked out, which is a good thing - people are enjoying her story! Like you, I've been in libraries since I was so young, they almost feel like an extension of home.

Dot-Com said...

I'm nearly sure I've been to that library many, many years ago while living in Connecticut *grin*

Megan said...

So many different quotes today. These are great.

And what a pretty libarary you have!

Cuppa Jo said...

Lovely quotes.. Thanks so much.

Kris said...

My library card is one of my proudest possesions.

Auntie, aka cagny said...

Hi WT,
Your kids were lucky you took them to the library.
My students who are the best readers are ALWAYS the same ones whose parents took them to the library.

Gran said...

Great quotes, and wonderful library. I've had a library card since 2nd grade. I love libraries!

Michael Rawluk said...

The first real book that I read was Treasure Island. It was the beginning of a great journey.

Mrsupole said...

The flower slide show was awesome.

Your children were lucky that you took them to the library. That looks like an inviting library. I wish my city library looked like that. Maybe more people would actually go there.

Great quotes.

Debo Hobo said...

I loved the trips to the library so much I did a post about it.

Thanks Mummzy....


http://www.debohobo.com/2009/02/20/who-gave-you-the-reading-habit/

Cinnamon said...

I love the last quote about reading a book a second time. Something I don't make enought time to do.

Squirrel said...

Handsome Library! I love the older buildings/

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