Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

Books opened up a whole new world to me.  Through them I discovered new ideas, traveled to new places, and met new people.  Books helped me learn to understand other people and they taught me a lot about myself.  …  Some books you never forget.  Some characters become your friends for life.

Judy Blume
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

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