ERIC Number: ED340375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
History of Children's Library Services in the Youngstown Public Library, 1880-1990.
Steiner, Marilyn C.
With the results of the first national survey of children's library services in the United States to be finalized in 1991, a historical perspective on library service is warranted to add comparative value to the new findings. The Youngstown (Ohio) Public Library, which began with a small collection in 1880, traces its history of children's services as far back as public library service to children is documented; and therefore, its history can be generalized to give retrospective value to the national survey. The development of children's services is traced in a narrative based upon archival records of the library system. The paper concludes with a brief assessment of the library's service to children today. (99 endnotes; 77 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Kent State University.