Saturday, June 26, 2010

Great quote that wouldn't fit on Twitter.

Just now I watched Neil Gaiman's acceptance speech for the Carnegie Medal he won just a few days ago for The Graveyard Book, and he ended with a quote that I wanted to share with everyone.

"Libraries are our future. More children are borrowing books from libraries than ever. Closing libraries can be seen as an easy way for a local authority to save a little money, and it is. But it is a terrible, terrible mistake as we have recently begun to learn, to steal from the future to pay for today."

Thanks for supporting libraries, Neil Gaiman, and thank you for the enormous contribution you have made to children's literature. You are to the younger generation what C.S. Lewis was for you.

1 comment:

Nicola said...

Love this! :D
Libraries are amazing. :)