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ERIC Number: ED017380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Sep
Pages: 24
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Reference Count: 0
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LIBRARY SERVICE FOR RURAL PEOPLE.
SMITH, HANNIS S.
NINETY PERCENT OF THE TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS WHO DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN 1956 WERE FROM RURAL AREAS, WHILE ANOTHER FIFTY-THREE MILLION HAD ACCESS ONLY TO INADEQUATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE. THE PROBLEM ARISES FROM THE APPARENT DIFFICULTY OF PROVIDING GOOD LIBRARY SERVICE WHERE TOWNS ARE SMALL AND RURAL PEOPLE ARE WIDELY SCATTERED, BUT IT IS BEING SOLVED GRADUALLY BY BOOKMOBILE SERVICE AND BY SMALL BRANCHES OF LARGE REGIONAL LIBRARIES. THE SERVICE FROM BOTH OF THESE PLANS OFFERS A MUCH WIDER SELECTION OF BOOKS SINCE THE BOOKS ARE DISTRIBUTED FROM THE CENTRAL OR REGIONAL LIBRARY. AFTER THE READERS IN AN AREA HAVE FINISHED WITH A COLLECTION, THE BOOKS ARE RETURNED AND MORE ARE SELECTED. SPECIFIC REQUESTS FROM INDIVIDUAL READERS ARE ALSO ANSWERED BY THE REGIONAL LIBRARY. THE BOOK IS SENT TO EITHER THE NEAREST BRANCH (COMMUNITY) LIBRARY OR TO THE READER HIMSELF. THIS BOOKLET IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $0.15 FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (CL)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
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