"Bibliotropic. Like sunflowers are heliotropic, they naturally turn towards the sun. We naturally turn towards the bookshop."
— Among Others by Jo Walton (via booksturnmugglesintowizards)
"…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."
A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable by Angela Clarke (via librariesbuildcommunity)
"I’m afraid I’ll be a book that no one reads. Music that no one listens to anymore. I’m afraid I’ll be abandoned like a movie playing in an empty theater."
— Tablo (via yeojas)
(Source: brandonoda, via teachingliteracy)
"Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait."
— Haruki Murakami / The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (via navillusnylamme)
(Source: cslacsga, via teachingliteracy)