We often think about libraries, what they are, what they mean, and what they shall become, but then, we're librarians! Lots of other people have thought about libraries too, and you can find some intriguing and thought provoking quotes about libraries from all sorts of people at Library Quotes.
"Carnegie" libraries built across the country in the early 20th century.
"There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public
Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor
wealth receives the slightest consideration."