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“Very often after school I would make my way to the library and while away a few hours of browsing through the shelves.  this was my introduction to opinions about history, science, the arts, and humanities that my school or parents never taught me.  I’ve had a library card for as long as I can remember and I continue to use my card for much of the research I do for the roles I play.”  — Jane Alexander (Tony and two-time Emmy winner actress)

Weapons?

“Doctor Who:  You want weapons?  We’re in a library.  Books are the best weapon in the world.  This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have.  Arm yourself!” (from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)

Freedom

Libraries are about freedom.  Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication.  They are about education (which is not a process that ends the day we leave school or college), about entertainment, about inspiration, about making safe spaces and access to information.  Clearwater Public Library – Check Us out!