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Librarians are, on the whole, dangerously modest concerning the actual and potential influence their work exercises on society. I say dangerously modest, because in these days it is certainly not wise to ignore the great influence which libraries, as centres of learning, can have on a community....
I doubt if any booklover likes to read outofdoors, unless, in snatches, at a bookstall. The glare is painful, there are the quivering shadows of leaves, you either fry or shiver, and things that creep or fly explore your book and your person. There are people, mostly women, who can devour books...
Such silence reigned in the children's reading room that when I asked one of the librarians, sotto voce, to direct me to the director's office, some of the young heads went up and I could read in their eyes a look of surprise as if to say, What did she come for anyway
In this issue we publish further contributions on the subject of the Library Association Council's proposals. We will, of course, be pleased to publish further comments from any angle. If a conference were' held at which the proposals could be discussed, the general views could then be expressed...
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