Libraries Lead: Celebrating National Library Week

Libraries lead us on unplanned journeys. When we visit the library, who knows where it can take us: A career change? A new passion? A graduate degree?

This week the Weinberg Memorial Library celebrates National Library Week (April 8-14) with the theme “Libraries Lead.” The following quotes demonstrate the importance the library holds on an individual.

I used to go to the library all the time when I was kid. As a teenager, I got a book on how to write jokes at the library, and that, in turn, launched my comedy career. – Drew Carey, comedian

I would walk into the Carnegie Library and I would see the pictures of Booker T. and pictures of Frederick Douglass and I would read. I would go into the Savannah Public Libraries in the stacks and see all of the newspapers from all over the country. Did I dream that I would be on the Supreme Court? No. But I dreamt that there was a world out there that was worth pursuing. -Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

When I was a kid and the other kids were home watching “Leave it to Beaver,” my father and step-mother were marching me off to the library. -Oprah Winfrey, actress & entrepreneur

We ask you to pause for a moment and think about how a visit to the library led you in a new direction. Reply to this post, or stop in at the display on the first floor and share a way the library has transformed your life.

Happy National Library Week!