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2 edition of Public libraries in America found in the catalog.

Public libraries in America

William Isaac Fletcher

Public libraries in America

by William Isaac Fletcher

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Published by Little, Brown, and company in Boston .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Public libraries -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby William I. Fletcher.
      SeriesColumbian knowledge series., no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ731 .F61 1899
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 p. l., 169 p.
      Number of Pages169
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6912524M
      LC Control Number02002018
      OCLC/WorldCa6767671

        It includes reflections on libraries from Dr. Seuss, Amy Tan, E.B. White and others, but the stars of the book are the photographs, from the New York Public Library — which is as splendid as any. Enter the Digital Public Library of America. Worried that Google has an outsized hand in digitizing books, the DPLA is combining, on one site, the digital collections of libraries nationwide — free.

      Around the turn of the 20 th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin. All four books are currently available for borrowing in the Reference area. The first two titles are also available as e-books on the library’s Kindles.

        America’s public libraries have led the ranks of “second responders,” stepping up for their communities in times of natural or manmade disasters, like Author: Deborah Fallows. LibWeb Library Servers via WWW. Over pages from libraries in countries.


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