"If you’re trying to raise a reader, you need your library. It’s too expensive and somewhat wasteful to buy the hundreds of books a young reader goes through in those first years of learning to read."
"To me, a library … is a necessity. They have lots of things to offer. It’s kind of like home room for your community. If you want to find something out then you just ask. And they have a lot of things that they offer that they don’t advertise."
"My parents were real big on [the library]. It was a treat for us, twice a week after church … You behave, you [get] to go to the library and get a book, get two books if you’re real good, read them that week and bring them back."