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Who Said It Best?

Everyone has been drawing attention to banned books this week, it being the ALA-approved week to do so. Thinking on this topic first pulled to mind this quote by Kurt Vonnegut. I know many of you will have seen it, but it's a great time to think about it again.
And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.

— From “I Love You Madame Librarian” or Man Without a Country
Way to go libraries, now and forever.

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