Jeanne (the librarian), of the Toronto Public Reference Library, is a true goddess of the stacks who turns the library experience into a true journey of exploration, learning and sensorial enlightenment.
I am a disabled Elder citizen I would really suffer with any proposed staff reduction.
I have never dealt with a librarian that was not pleasant, helpful and civic minded.
Without these libraries, and without the librarians at these libraries … the neighbourhoods that they serve would be sadder places.
(My favourite librarian) showed me how to perform searches on the computer and helped me find the book in another library.
I can’t imagine a library without librarians. It’s like books without writers to me.
My favourite librarian is a treasure!
(Librarians) bring a true sense of community to our neighbourhood. To me, they represent the best the City has to offer.
(My favourite librarian) is innovative and tireless in raising literacy standards and cultivating the love of reading.
Linda Ruth Ciglen
(My favourite librarian) chairs our book club, always reads the book, does his homework, knows us all as friends, always has tea, coffee and water and a treat.
(Librarians) love to be helpful, they love to impart information and they love people who love books.
Our librarians have no agenda to make a profit, to move customers along briskly, to put productivity over customer service. They recognize regulars and know their reading preferences and make an effort to welcome newcomers.
I was a latch-key kid, so I visited the library almost every day after school and hanging out with my favourite librarian was part of the draw. It kept me reading and out of trouble!
Hi, I’m 6. The best librarian ever is Teddy at High Park. He is very nice. He always helps me find books and thinks up other ones I will like too.
Thank you, Dulce (the librarian), for bringing so many great books and stories into my life.
I have recently become a user of the Home Library Service…. I can’t wait for my monthly bag of goodies to arrive. Better than Santa Claus and a little more frequent.
There is no substitute for librarians; they are knowledgeable and helpful and a breed apart.
She went out of her way to find me appropriate books… If we didn’t have librarians like this wonderful woman, what would we do?
A font of knowledge about books, Marion (the librarian) is a very creative person who excels in thinking outside the box when it comes to stimulating a child’s desire to read and learn.
We love our Bookmobile and our travelling librarians and look forward to seeing them every Saturday morning.
Without librarians, knowledge would be far more difficult to access. It is one thing to have a building with books in it, it is quite another to be able to access it.
Our Public Library Supporter
I grew up to a mother with a reading disability, whose husband died unexpectedly, and we now lived in public housing. For a child who saw no way out, the librarians told me that my dream of being a lawyer wasn’t unrealistic and help me to get moving on the right track.
Librarians know everything.
Hurrah for libraries, and for the wonderful librarians who work so hard to help all of us find the books etc. which illuminate our lives!
My librarian...changed my life. This warmth and wisdom that librarians share is sacred, and its roots allow for discovering the world….
I am often impressed with the bravery they display for they must deal with all patrons; there is no security guard at the door and anyone can come in. Librarians are the heart and soul of a library.
The memory of those floor to ceiling shelves of books in the bookmobile, the dusty bookish smell of them all, the quiet delight Howard (the librarian) took in helping each student find a book about firemen or flowers or fiddles lingers still.
More on the way…
Once again, it’s budget time at City Hall.
Mayor Tory has publicly committed to extending open hours of Our Public Library. That’s a great thing.
What Tory won’t tell you, is that he will extend open hours by making them Staffless.
But it’s not a done deal. City Council must approve this plan first.
Today, with the click of a button, we are asking you to send a message to City Council. Ask them for a firm commitment that they will not support any motion, which will result in the spreading of Staffless Libraries.
Anything short of a commitment is just an empty promise.