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There is a growing awareness in Canada of the need for the precise knowledge found in reference and university libraries and of the importance of public libraries in all educational and recreational programmes. Our nation in the past, except for some notable examples of city library service and...
How often, after an old piece of furniture or an old book has been examined, have we heard the exclamation What a story it could tell if it could speak Who was the first owner and where did he live How long did he keep it Did it descend in his family as an heirloom, or was it sold, and if so,...
To one coming direct from a municipal library the first and strongest impression of the hospital library was its smallness. The number of books was not so small, being between nine and ten thousand, but the building which housed this stock was merely a book repository.
William Ewart was born in Liverpool on May 1, 1798. His father was the son of the Rev. John Ewart, minister of Troqueer, another of whose sons was Joseph Ewart who became a notable diplomat and envoyextraordinary and ministerplenipotentiary to Frederick William II, King of Prussia. William was...
Thousands of children, and many grownups too, have at last had their patience rewarded by the appearance of another Arthur Ransome in the Swallows and Amazons series. There was general unhappiness last Christmas when there was no new tale, many children appearing to think that there must be...
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