"I felt as if I would soon be transported to a magical land, able to read books that would carry me to places I was never able to go. It was a thrill. And that was the beginning of a lifelong experience of not only loving libraries, but living in libraries." - Doris Kearns Goodwin on her love of libraries
It’s funny, even though we’re drowning in books here at the office, I just recently got a library card for the first time in ages. And there is nothing like that thrill, that, sense of possibility: any place you want to go is contained in this quiet, brown-papery-smelling building, and it’s all absolutely free. Hooray for libraries!