A quote I'm personally very much in tune with...!
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people -- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.
E.B. White in "A library is many things" in Letters of Note
Of course, it doesn't need to be a public library - your own books on your own shelves are like having a host of friends sitting around waiting for a chat...