Let Freedom Ring!

Happy 4th of July from the BSC Library!

As expressed by some of our greatest Presidents,  the work of libraries is vital in a free and democratic society.  

  A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.
— Thomas JEFFERSON (1743-1826)

  Information is the currency of democracy.
— Thomas JEFFERSON (1743-1826)

 We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
— John F. KENNEDY (1917-1963)

 A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
— James MADISON (1751-1836)

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