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Miss Moore thought otherwise : how Anne Carroll Moore created libraries for children

Pinborough, Jan (Author). Atwell, Debby (illustrator.).

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Once upon a time, American children could not take books home from the library. They were not even allowed to enter many libraries. Adults thought that children would ruin the library books with their dirty hands. They would never remember to bring library books back. And reading just wasn't very important for children, especially not for girls. 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library X 921 M781 (Text) 37801000451607 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 12/17/2013 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780547471051
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: A picture book biography about librarian Anne Carroll Moore who, as "The New Yorker" said, "more or less invented the children's library." Full color.
Subject: Moore, Anne Carroll 1871-1961 Juvenile literature
New York Public Library Biography Juvenile literature
Children's librarians United States Biography Juvenile literature
Children's libraries United States History Juvenile literature
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