Classroom libraries are not 25 copies of 5 books. Classroom libraries are 1000-2000 copies of different books.— Richard Allington
Colossal School Library quotations
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries.
It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life
As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school.
I actually believed all those books belonged to her.
It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds.
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
Children are not a distraction from more inportant work. They are the most important work.
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.
I don’t think people realise how vital libraries are or what a colossal danger it would be if we were to lose any more. Having had a truncated school life myself, all of my education from the age of 17 has been self-taught. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the opportunities the library gave me.
Real education is valuable, no matter where it comes from: an ivy league school, a public library or your grandmother.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
I don't believe in colleges and universities.
I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Words are the voice of the heart.
There is no frigate like a book and no harbor like a library, where those who love books but can't afford their own complete collections, or those who need a computer, or kids who need a safe place to read after school, or moms with toddlers who want their babies to learn to read, can all come together and share in a great community resource.
The library of my elementary school had this great biography section, and I read all of these paperback biographies until they were dog-eared. The story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Curie and Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver and on and on and on.
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.
I spent all my time at school in the library. Bad teachers can teach you to learn on your own.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
Rich people have big libraries, poor people have big TV's.
Access to a school library results in more reading.
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.
Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library.
A School Library is Like the Bat Cave: it's a safe fortress in a chaotic world, a source of knowledge and the lair of a superhero.
Children have to have access to books, and a lot of children can't go to a store and buy a book. We need not only our public libraries to be funded properly and staffed properly, but our school libraries. Many children can't get to a public library, and the only library they have is a school library.
A library is a hospital for the mind
But libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information.
The national school is not a lecture hall or a library.
Its schooling consists chiefly in experimental collective action aimed at the realization of a collective purpose.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough.
My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library.
School libraries are the foundations of our culture – not luxuries.
A library is a hospital for the mind.” - Anonymous
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better
Schools have never been about getting access to information.
That's the job of libraries. Schools and universities have nobler missions as gentle gatekeepers. Their role is to control ideas on the loose and to present the best and noblest ideas to the young.