Quotes and Testimonials

“We see National Libraries as a positive day of celebration to promote the whole culture of reading for pleasure, information and engagement whether you read your traditional books or on your laptop or e-reader. It is time to make reading a universal culture. We want people to go to their local school or public library and use their School Library Service. Use it. Love it. Join it.”
Alan Gibbons, Campaign for the Book

“Hooray for National Libraries Day! So many wonderful things go on in libraries – not just reading, browsing and borrowing, but storytelling, rhyme times, book clubs, activity days, author events and holiday reading challenges – and this special day will be a celebration of them all.”
Julia Donaldson, Former Children’s Laureate

“I am really excited to be thinking about National Libraries Day because for 2015, we want to reach and involve more people than ever in order to collectively send out the message that our libraries and their professional staff are very much loved and needed. The impact that libraries and librarians have on our wellbeing as communities and as a society is so fundamental and far-reaching; and it is vital that we recognise this. We need this expertise more than ever before in all the traditional ways, but also as we negotiate new challenges around information management and security, digital inclusiveness and much more.”
Barbara Band, President, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals