"A library outranks any one other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." Andrew Carnegie - see here for photos of the 10 Carnegie Libraries built in Toronto.
"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better." --Sidney Sheldon book stores too!
This is a poster of the quote “A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe” by author Madeleine L'Engle. (L'Engle wrote the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time.) loved that book!