Dear Boys and Girls,
Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library.
It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you—and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.
Signed, Isaac Asimov
via Letters of Note.