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Libraries in converted shops, in village halls, in mobile vans, are common enough on both sides of the Atlanticand from America we even hear the majestic news of a library on a peanut handcart. But libraries in tube shelters are something new under the sunor moon. Who could have foreseen such...
Nobody who, like myself, is in some way intimately connected with publishing, can stand either at the counter of a lending library, or with the knot of treasurehunters round a secondhand bookbarrow in the street, without a certain melancholy.
In the midst of the heat and turmoil of the first world war emerged the proposals for the progress in library provision which took place following the end of hostilities. Once more we are at war, and again the field of public library service is being surveyed and plans for postwar development...
In view of the general interest in this subject, we wrote to the Secretary of the War Office for information, and this article has been supplied at his direction by Lt.Col. R. D. Jackson. Our readers will, we feel sure, be glad to learn the facts.Editor, L.R.
It seems to be the fate of fine social conceptions to be controlled sooner or later by officials whose sense of their importance is in inverse ratio to their ability to exploit the conceptions with enthusiasm and in happy constructive manner. We have seen that to occur in all sorts of...
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