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Book
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Publisher, Date:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.
Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Examines the story of how librarian Ann Carroll Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
A Junior Library Guild selection
LCCN:
2012018092
ISBN:
9780547471051 (hbk.)
054747105X (hbk.)
Other Number:
794973725
System Availability:
6
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
6
Control Number:
987888
Call Number:
020.92
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6
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NonFiction
Juvenile
Historical
Biographical
Topics
Libraries
Books and reading
Immigrants
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Pinborough debuts with a biography of children's advocate and librarian Moore (1871-1961), celebrated for her pioneering work in making libraries and library services accessible to (and fun for) kids. The author has selected highlights from Moore's life-her belief in letting children touch and borrow books, her ascent to the head of children's services for the New York Public Library-and streamlined them into a concise, breezy chronology. Atwell's folk-art style acrylics capture a sense of history in the making, as well as the book's themes of excitement and change. Information on Moore and other trailblazing librarians is included in endnotes. Ages 6-9. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Once upon a time, American children couldn't borrow library books. Reading wasn't all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world's best children's books in many different languages.
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