"Now, Nicholas I don’t want to teach you to suck eggs but what I find in my local library are books, mainly for people to take away to borrow. They can open the doors, present a card and then leave with nuggets of literature bound in plastic so nare a spill should tarnish their incredible cover. For those who have tunnel vision, there are also volumes that will allow them to read at some distance. My grandmother used to love a Catherine Cookson from a library. She would mount it at the end of her long hallway and still, with those uncataracted eyes, she would be able to make out even the most nugatory of vowels. It is an incredible place of learning. We must fight to make sure that no government removes these accessible institutions which gave those… (MASSIVE CHEERING)… Save the Libraries!"
Sue Perkins, Just a Minute, series 60, episode 6, BBC Radio 4. Transcribed by Ian Anstice for Public Libraries News. (via sunrayravine)