Report of the North Carolina Library Commission

Report of the North Carolina Library Commission

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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: ...librarian took up the work Miss Palmer continued to give the fullest cooperation and assistance in the work at camp. The soldiers were also warmly welcomed at her own library and it was kept open an additional hour on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, in order that the men might make the fullest possible use of it. This library also turned over one of its rooms to be used for an oifice by the War Camp Community Service. 7. Participation in the Library War Service of the A. L. A. No patriotic activity on the part of the local library could have been more appropriate or more peculiarly its duty than participation in the work of supplying the book needs of the men in all branches of the military and naval service. In other forms of war activity the library was asked mainly to lend its cooperation, but in this work it was called upon to take the lead and to assume the first responsibility. In September 1917 a national campaign to raise $1,000,000 for library war service was waged and North Carolina, largely under the leadership of its librarians, contributed about $5,000. This amount seems disgracefully small unless there is taken into consideration the small number of public libraries in the state and the inadequate appropriations received by practically all of them. Prior to this money campaign a book campaign was conducted thruout the country, and North Carolina contributed many thousands of volumes. ' In the spring of 1918 a second book drive was necessary owing to the increased demands for books. Charge of this campaign in North Carolina was given to Miss Mary Faison DeVane, librarian of the Goldsboro Public Library, who reported that over 22,000 volumes were collected, and the majority of them sent, in accordance with instructions from...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847806
  • 9781236847805