“Libraries are the memory of mankind, the storehouse that contains all which is known and has been thought. Were some holocaust to destroy all intellectual institutions except libraries, all could be re-created. But if the libraries were destroyed , all other institutions in the world could not re-create them.”

—-James Thomas Flexner

From the Forward in “For The People Fighting for Public Libraries”

Whitney North Seymour, Jr. And Elizabeth N. Layne