“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life” -Henry Ward Beecher

“add value” -David Seah

“A library is…the only place I know where I can always find passion, mystery, suspense, true love, and a no-fail recipe for gravy.” -Jennifer Crusie

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” -Erasmus

“If you want something to change you have to do something different!” -Sandra Nelson

“irrelevant excellence = performing really well at something you shouldn’t be doing” -Ron Dubberly

Library excellence is “…when library services match user needs, interests and priorities.”

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz

Create experiences that encourage, support, and motivate people of all ages to read every day.

“If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas – and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do – it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas.”
– Graceanne A. Decandido

It’s not the number of people who walk through your doors; it’s the individuals whose lives you are changing. It’s not the number of books or videos you are lending; it’s the lives that are impacted by reading or watching them.  -Nancy Dowd


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