November 05, 2007

Williamsburg County Library

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Yesterday I attended two branch library dedications for new Children's wings in Hemingway and Kingstree South Carolina. I made two presentations and here were my remarks to the groups:

Introduce Jane Connor, youth services consultant.

David Goble, state librarian, sends his regrets

Libraries are community treasure chests,
They are loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card.

Libraries are important.

Author Ray Bradbury once said that his library was a great place to write a novel about book burning,
He wrote his classic novel, Farenheit 451 in his library’s basement.

Libraries are important.

Teenagers can discover the pleasures of reading and gain the power of knowledge by going to libraries. With that power, they will be invincible.


Children know that if they have a question about the world, the library is the place to find the answer. And someone will always be there to help them find the answer--our librarians. (A librarian's) job is an important one. Our nation runs on the fuel of information and imagination that libraries provide. And they are in charge of collecting and sharing this information in a helpful way. Librarians inform the public, and by doing so, they strengthen our great democracy. First Lady Laura Bush

And in the words of Andrew Carnegie:
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.

Libraries ARE important.

Thank you.

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