Doors to Learning

July 11, 2013

Around 2500 years ago, a self-taught Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, declared, "I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets." Since the wisdom of widely quoted Heraclitus is as powerful in the 21st century as it was during his lifetime, it serves as a great testimony of the importance of libraries. A quote from Laura Bush describes how libraries influence an individual: "Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once the child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open." The greatest change that happened in the libraries during the last few decades is that, even after the doors of the library close for the day, the "doors to learning" continue to be open via Internet access. We are no longer limited to physical copies of materials. Electronic Resources and Research Databases provide access to continual satisfaction 24 hours/day. Please, come in!

Nellie E.
Lone Jack Branch


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