Henry and booksI read a great quote on the PUBYAC discussion group this morning, and after all the depressing news and discussion around the Web over the value of libraries and librarians in these Googly times, I felt compelled to pass it along.

It’s from Pat Downs, youth services manager at San Diego County (CA) Library. They’ve been holding a similar discussion on PUBYAC, so Pat knew just what to share – something overheard at SDCL’s new Encinitas branch:

I just have to weigh in here with a wonderful quote from a young boy, upon entering our newest branch:

“This place is great! It’s like the Internet, but it’s real!”

I smiled for about an hour after reading that. (And thanks for the permission to share it here, Pat.)