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Author Wiegand, Wayne A., 1946- author.

Title Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library / Wayne A. Wiegand.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  027.473 WIE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  027.473 WIE    AVAILABLE
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Description 331 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary "Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the commonplace reading materials they supply that help users make sense of the world around them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Public libraries -- History.
Libraries -- Public opinion -- History.
Public opinion -- History.
Library users -- Attitudes -- History.
Public libraries -- Social aspects -- History.
Libraries and community -- History.
Libraries and society -- History.
Books and reading -- History.
ISBN 9780190248000 (hardback)
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