ERIC Number: ED423906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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On the Road to Expansion: Canton Public/Stark County District Library 1929-1997.
Croston, Kendel R.
This paper covers the history of the Canton Public/Stark County District Library (CPL), focusing on the years 1929-1997. The paper focuses on the broadening of the library's services, including the development of reference services, service to young adults, and a variety of outreach activities. A literature review discusses the history of the library during this time period in social context. The study is based on information from sources such as CPL board of trustees minutes; CPL annual reports; pamphlets from the library's collection; newspaper articles; interviews with present and former staff members; a thesis written about the library; reports and articles written by library staff; and journal articles and books written about branch libraries and bookmobiles. Topics discussed include: new departments and services at the main library; need for expansion and the struggle to obtain a new building; special services and outreach activities; branches; and bookmobiles. (Contains 227 references and 22 illustrations.) (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bookmobiles, Branch Libraries, Childrens Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Library Development, Library Extension, Library Facilities, Library History, Library Research, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio