Here are a few of my favorite quotes about libraries:
"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." -- Andrew Carnegie.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." -- Jorge Luis Borges
"Libraries -- The medicine chest of the soul." -- Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes.
"Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." -- Lady Bird Johnson
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." -- Cicero