About the Title

The title of this website – “A library is many things” – is a wonderful line that summarizes much of my thoughts and experiences about libraries. This line is directly borrowed from a letter by E.B. White to the Children of Troy Michigan. This letter is posted on several websites and is well worth reading – here is a link to the letter care of the Troy Public Library.

Every time I read the letter, E.B. White’s emotional and direct connection to libraries resounds with me on a deep level. Libraries have meant a lot to me and I’m happy to borrow his words to express what they have meant.