“If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”—Robert Pattinson (via laesenbog)
“Everyone is welcome to walk through the door.
It really doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor.
There are books in boxes and books on shelves.
They’re free for you to borrow, so help yourselves.
Come and meet your heroes, old and new,
from William the Conqueror to Winnie the Pooh.
You can look into the Mirror or read The Times,
or bring along a toddler to chant some rhymes.
The librarian’s a friend who loves to lend,
so see if there’s a book that she can recommend.
Read that book, and if you’re bitten,
you can borrow all the other ones the author’s written.
Are you into battles or biography?
Are you keen on gerbils or geography?
Gardening or ghosts? Sharks or science fiction?
There’s something here for everyone, whatever your addiction.
There are students revising, deep in concentration,
and school kids doing projects, finding inspiration.
Over in the corner there’s a table with seating,
so come along and join in the Book Club meeting.
Yes, come to the library! Browse and borrow,
and help make sure it’ll still be here tomorrow.”—Juila Donaldson’s Rhyming plea over library closures via The Press Association