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LIBRARY TRACT, No. 10

Revised Edition of Tract No. 1

WHY DO WE NEED A PUBLIC LIBRARY?

MATERIAL FOR A LIBRARY CAMPAIGN

Compiled by CHALMERS HADLEY Sec'y American Library Association

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PUBLISHING BOARD 1 WASHINGTON STREET, CHICAGO 1910

PUBLICATIONS OF THE

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

PUBLISHING BOARD

Postage on book publications extra

Guide to reference books, by Alice B. Kroeger. New and enlarged edition. Cloth, $1.50.

Literature of American history; edited by J. N. Larned. Cloth, $6.00. Supplements for 1902, 1903, paper, each $1; for 1904, 25c.

A. L. A. Index to general literature. Cloth, $10.

A. L. A. Index to portraits. $3.

A. L. A. Catalog. Paper, $1.

A. L. A. Catalog rules. Cloth, 60c.

A. L. A. Booklist (monthly, 10 numbers) $1 a year

List of subject headings for use in dictionary catalogs. Cloth, $2.

Books for girls and women and their clubs. Paper, 25c. Also issued in five parts, small size, 5c. each.

Reading for the young, with supplement. Sheets, $1.

Books for boys and girls, by Caroline M. Hewins. Paper, 15c. $5 per 100.

Children's reading. Paper, 25c.

Small library buildings. Paper, $1.25.

Library buildings, by W. R. Eastman. Paper, 10c.

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LIBRARY TRACT, No. 10

Revised Edition of Tract No. 1

WHY DO WE NEED A PUBLIC LIBRARY?

MATERIAL FOR A LIBRARY CAMPAIGN

Compiled by CHALMERS HADLEY Sec'y American Library Association

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PUBLISHING BOARD 1 WASHINGTON STREET, CHICAGO 1910

Compiled from articles and addresses by

Sir Walter Besant 7

E. A. Birge, dean University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 18

William J. Bryan 38

John P. Buckley 32

Waller Irene Bullock, chief loan librarian Carnegie Library, Pittsburg, Pa. 43

James H. Canfield, late librarian Columbia University Library, New York 40

Andrew Carnegie 25, 41

Winston Churchill 16

Frederick M. Crunden, ex librarian Public Library, St. Louis, Mo. 4, 28, 47

J. C. Dana, librarian Free Public Library, Newark, N. J. 10, 12, 37, 42

Melvil Dewey, ex director N. Y. State Library, Albany 21

William R. Eastman, chief Division of Educational Extension, State Library, Albany, N. Y. 22, 45

Mrs. S. C. Fairchild, ex vice director New York State Library School, Albany, N. Y. 10

W. I. Fletcher, librarian Amherst College Library, Amherst, Mass. 6

W. E. Foster, librarian Public Library, Providence, R. I. 44

Chalmers Hadley, secretary American Library Association, Chicago, Ill. 3, 29

Joseph Le Roy Harrison, librarian Providence Athenæum, Providence, R. I. 27

Caroline M. Hewins, librarian Public Library, Hartford, Conn. 5

F. A. Hutchins, University Extension Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 13, 19, 26, 36

J. N. Larned, ex librarian Public Library, Buffalo, N. Y. 20, 22, 34

Henry E. Legler, librarian Public Library, Chicago, Ill. 17, 30

James Russell Lowell 18

William McKinley 30

Theodore Roosevelt 37

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