Public Libraries Volume 15

Public Libraries Volume 15

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... who loved both books and people, is doing much for our scattered rural communities. Town libraries need to do more for those who live out of the village, either through traveling district libraries, or by sending books more liberally into country homes. Why should not the farmer carry home with him six or eight or ten carefully selected books, including a bound magazine volume, the number to be proportional to the size of his family, to be brought back for exchange when he can conveniently come again to town? It might give new life to some young soul in that home, or new vision to some older one. Many city privileges are going into our rural homes of late, making them less isolated and narrow. We must see to it that library privileges reach there too. Cicero, in his beautiful tribute to literary studies, finished by saying, "They are our companions in the country." The up-todate library system must make this good for every country dweller. That I may complete my subject of the library's relation to the people, I must add that with the larger liberty must go persistent and skillful advertising. This is in line with modern business methods. It is an educational process, and is a necessary element in that going out of the library to meet the people of which I have been.speaking. The valuable bulletins and special lists published by several city libraries do most admirably a part of this work. Country libraries would do well to study the gentle art of advertising. The local paper is open not only to lists of new books, but to subject lists, and suggested standard books, and notices of interesting matter to be found in government and state reports. Speaking for one reader, I am always interested in the lists of books which I...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782879
  • 9781236782878