Celebrating National Library Week, April 8-14, all month long.
“I really didn’t realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. … You think they’re just sitting at the desk, all quiet and everything. They’re like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn’t mess with them. You know, they’ve had their budgets cut. They’re paid nothing. Books are falling apart. The libraries are just like the ass end of everything, right?”
— Michael Moore (on how librarians pressured Harper-Collins into reversing its decision to censor his new book.)
(Photo: Western Heritage Center, Billings, Montana, formerly the Parmly Billings Library, 1901 until the mid 1960s)