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Library Work with Children

Classics of American Librarianship Edited by ARTHUR E. BOSTWICK, Ph.D.



SELECTED AND ANNOTATED BY ALICE I. HAZELTINE Supervisor of Children's Public Library St. Louis, Mo.


This second volume in the series of Classics of American Librarianship is devoted to library work with children. As stated in the preface to the first volume, on "Library and school," the papers chosen are primarily of historic rather than of present day value, although many of them embody principles which govern the practice of today. They have been grouped under general headings in order to bring more closely together material relating to the same or to similar subjects. Several different phases of children's work are thus represented, although no attempt has been made to make the collection comprehensive.

Book selection for children has not been included except incidentally, since it is expected that this subject will be treated in another volume as part of the general subject of book selection. In the same way, material on training for library work with children has been reserved for a volume on library training.

The present volume is an attempt to bring together in accessible form papers representing the growth and tendencies of forty years of library work with children. ALICE I. HAZELTINE.




Public Libraries and the Young. (U. S. Bureau of Education. Public Libraries in the United States, 1876, p. 412) WILLIAM ISAAC FLETCHER.

Boys' and Girls' Reading. (Library Journal, 1882, p. 182.) CAROLINE MARIA HEWINS.

Reading of the Young. (U.S. Bureau of Education Papers prepared for the World's Library Congress held at the Columbian Exposition; ed. by M. Dewey, 1896, p. 944.) CAROLINE MARIA HEWINS.

How Library Work with Children Has Grown in Hartford and Connecticut. (Library Journal, 1914, p. 91.) CAROLINE MARIA HEWINS.

A Chapter in Children's Libraries. (Library Journal, 1913, p. 20.) ALICE M. JORDAN

The Children's Library in New York. (Library Journal, 1887, p. 185.) EMILY S. HANAWAY.

The Work for Children in Free Libraries. (Library Journal, 1897, p. 679.) MARY WRIGHT PLUMMER.

The Growing Tendency to Over Emphasize the Children's Side. (Library Journal, 1908, p. 135.) CAROLINE MATTHEWS.

Library Work with Children. (A. L. A. Proceedings, 1911, p. 240.) HENRY EDUARD LEGLER.


Library Membership as a Civic Force. (A. L. A. Proceedings, 1908, P. 372.) ANNIE CAROLL MOORE.

The Civic Value of Library Work with Children. (A. L. A. Proceedings, 1908, P. 380) DR. GRAHAM TAYLOR.

Establishing Relations between the Children's Library and Other Civic Agencies. (Library Journal, 1909, P. 195.) 131 CLARA WELLS HERBERT.

Values in Library Work with Children. (A. L. A. Proceedings, 1913, P. 275.) CLARA WHITEHILL HUNT.

Values in Library Work with Children CAROLINE BURNITE.


The Children's Room and the Children's Librarian. (Public Libraries, 1898, P. 417.) LINDA ANNE EASTMAN.

Work with Children in the Small Library. (Library Journal, 1903, P. C53.) CLARA WHITEHILL HUNT.

Personal Work with Children. (Public Libraries, 1900, P. 191.) ROSINA CHARTER GYMER.

The Library and the Children: An Account of the Children's Work in the Cleveland Public Library. (Library Journal, 1898, P. 142.) LINDA ANNE EASTMAN.

Picture Bulletins in the Children's Library. (Library Journal, 1902, P. 191.) MARY E. S. ROOT AND ADELAIDE BOWES MALTBY.

How to Interest Mothers in Children's Reading. (Public Libraries, 1915, P. 165.) MAY GENEVIEVE QUIGLEY.

Reference Work among School Children. (Library Journal, 1895, P. 121.) ABBY LADD SARGENT.

Reference Work with Children. (Library Journal, 1901, P. C74.) HARRIET HOWARD STANLEY.

Instruction of School Children in the Use of Library Catalogs and Reference Books... Continue reading book >>

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