Monday, 5 January 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Photo by Môsieur J.
Posted by Andy Tattersall

Everyone at ScHARR Library Towers (yes this place does exist, honest), we'd like to extend our best wishes for 2009, may it bring you health, happiness and a bargain in the January bankruptcy sales.
2009, it's frightening to think how time is flying, it won't be too long before it's 2010 or 2009 (version 2.0). Anyway to herald the start of a new year, I thought I'd leave you with these pieces of wisdom.
"The moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we've changed their lives forever, and for the better."
Barack Obama
Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens. - Judah ibn-Tibbon (12th century)

To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.- Cicero

Libraries are not made; they grow.- Augustine Birrell

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.- Virginia Woolf

It is impossible to enter a large library... without feeling an inward sensation of reverence, and without catching some sparks of noble emulation, from the mass of mind which is scattered around you.- James Crossley

I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now -- only that place where the books are kept.- John Steinbeck

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. - Edwin P. Whipple
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.- Mark Twain

Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard covered book to a friend and when he doesn't return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five cent books are different. - John Steinbeck

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