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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Libraries can never be shushed.

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"It's funny
that we think of libraries
as quiet demure places
where we are shushed
by dusty, bun-balancing,
bespectacled women. 
The truth is
libraries are raucous clubhouses
free speech, controversy
and community. 
Librarians have
stood up to the Patriot Act,
sat down with noisy toddlers
and reached out to illiterate adults. 
Libraries can never be shushed."

~ Paula Poundstone,
national spokesperson for Friends of Libraries U.S.A.

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