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I’ve often thought that people who love to read are some of the luckiest people in the world.  Books are marvelous friends, endless sources of entertainment and knowledge, and sometimes support in hard times. … Read long and prosper!

Mary Jo Putney
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

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