Public Libraries Volume 2

Public Libraries Volume 2

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...library association was held in the assembly room of the Peoria public library May i3. enthusiastic audience present from all parts of the state. The beautiful new public library building of Peoria was an attraction which delighted everyone who came, and for two hours the visitors thronged every part, admiring the beauty, ingenuity, convenience, good arrangement everywhere displayed. Librarian Willcox and his courteous assistants were assiduous in showing all their treasures, and everyone was well pleased with the visit to the library. The meeting was called to order at 10 a. m. by Pres. V. Thompson. E. S. Willcox, librarian of the Peoria public library, in welcome said: Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen: It affords me unbounded pleasure to see you here. You have made me proud, very proud indeed, by the kind words you have said of our building. We know that is the attraction; we dcpended on that being the attraction to bring you here, and it is a double pleasure to see you because the cause we have at heart is the enlargement of library influences in the state. This cause is a great deal larger cause and a more vivid and living one than we are apt to imagine. We see in our library people who come in from the little towns where they have no libraries, and see the avidity with which they seize the new book, the pleasure of having any number of books they want. It is like people who have been starving on an island in the sea, when they come here, and it is the sight of such things as that that makes me feel more and more the importance of the work that we are engaged in, which should culminate this very session of the legislature in a library commission, that we may be able to diffuse throughout the land this enjoyment. There is no telling...
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932013
  • 9781236932013