New Hampshire Public Libraries Volume 10-12

New Hampshire Public Libraries Volume 10-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... the present time. To reach one locality, where the older people were stiff-necked in their opposition, we organized a girls' club, first winning their confidence by helping out with material for an entertainment they were giving. A course of study, extending over the winter months, was outlined, and the girls did fairly successful work under our supervision. They were invited to come to the library for their closing meeting. We secured a reader, induced a member of the library board to talk, and furnished some games and refreshments. The librarians of the various rural stations, many of whom were young girls, were also invited to be present, and the occasion brought us all nearer together. One of my regrets on leaving this community a year ago, was the breaking of the strong ties formed in working with these country girls, to whom the library was coming to mean much. In another community, it seemed wise to join a domestic science club, composed of farmers' wives--a librarian must be something of "a joiner," you see. These women enjoy their position of superior knowledge in this particular field, but they read all the books the library will furnish on the subject. We attend township teachers' institutes, distributing lists, and sometimes talking if permitted to get the floor. And let me say here that teachers need educating as to books and libraries--sometimes I think that much of our effort should be centered upon them. And so the modern library building is only a center from which may radiate im-. pulses which shall quicken the mental, moral and spiritual life of a community--an influence not bounded by walls, nor to be computed in figures, but none the less vital and lasting. SCHOOL LIBRARIES AND MENTAL...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690141X
  • 9781236901415