Note — Sep 09, 2018

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on Why We Need Libraries – an Essay in Pictures

It’s a great mystery of my life that I didn’t end up a librarian or bookstore owner.

Libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education, about entertainment, about making safe spaces and about access to information. […]

A library is a place of safety, a haven from the world. It's a place with librarians in it. […]

If you do not value libraries you are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future.