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  1. Matthew Whittington

    “ I’ve caught stupidity. And he cured me.” 16-year-old MATTHEW WHITTINGTON, a junior at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, referring to teacher-librarian Mark Ray, in a news story by Kristine Guerra, “ Skyview High Teacher-Librarian Is ‘Slayer ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:33 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Penn Jillette

    “I love libraries. I spent a lot of time in the Greenfield [Mass.] Public Library when I was a child. I would give money to build a library, but if for some reason you were crazy enough to think you had a better idea for your money than building my librar ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Bill Maher

    “ We have the internet. We don’t need a library at all.” Comedian and political commentator BILL MAHER, on his Real Time with Bill Maher show, HBO, Oct. 14. ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Sara Paretsky

    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 the ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Philip Pullman

    All the time, you see, the council had been longing to improve the library service, and the only thing standing in the way was–the libraries” Author PHILIP PULLMAN, slamming the Brent (U.K.) Council for its claim that closing half of its libraries would h ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:20 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Mel Strand

    With our schools under great financial pressure, students are relying on the library for more up-to-date equipment, references, and materials than the school can provide. People are also turning to the library for entertainment materials, including books, ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:17 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Scott McLemee

    But the libraries at the anti-Wall Street protests are not quite as novel as they first appear. They have a tradition going back the better part of two centuries. In a recent article, Matthew Battles, the author of Libraries: An Unquiet History (Norton, 2 ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:15 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Author Patricia McCormick

    “ If I learned anything in my visit to Loudoun County—it’s a reaffirmation of the power of reading. Hundreds of kids and parents turned out to discuss the way books change our view of the world, of each other. And the kids at Loudoun County Juvenile Deten ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Janis Ian

    Librarians and artists have an affinity for one another, perhaps because we’re both outlaws. We seek understanding rather than agreement. We are open to greater worlds than the day to day world we occupy. We are often left to stand alone from the first, t ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:10 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Steven Helle

    Much speech is protected that is not wholesome or uplifting. The court was merely saying that the choice as to whether to engage in or receive such speech should be made by us, not by government. First Amendment attorney Steven Helle on the June 27 U.S. S ...

    admin - 12/12/2012 - 11:06 - American Libraries Magazine