LOCAL LIBRARY, GLOBAL PASSPORT: The Evolution of a Carnegie Library -by J Patrick Boyer ( Bracebridge, Ontario History )

By: Boyer, J Patrick; with Dr Vartan Gregorian; Foreword By Adrienne Clarkson

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----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 362 pages, b&w photos, ---"A local library, passport to a larger world for its individual patrons, is also a democratic institution whose contribution to the strength of a community is out of all proportion to its size or membership. Several thousand Carnegie libraries were built a century ago when Andrew Carnegie, who had risen from poverty to become the richest man in the world vowed to donate all his money before he died and set about giving millions of people around the world the same gift of reading he had with access to a library as a factory working boy. Across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and other corners of the English-speaking world, he created the free republic of libraries. This is the story of one of them. By tracing evolution of library service in the Canadian town of Bracebridge from 1874 to the present day within the broad sweep of larger cultural and economic patterns, Boyer s engaging book provides a specific example of the universal transformation of books and information technologies and the libraries that house them from the 19th to 21st centuries. Most readers will find endearing and tantalizing parallels with their own library experience, wherever they live. Written to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Andrew Carnegie Library in Bracebridge in 2008, Boyer s book is an inspired and engaging effort to show patterns and perils that probably hold true for most local libraries although some of the dramatic and comedic episodes here are surely unique. This story is so rich it could be a feature movie"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: LOCAL LIBRARY, GLOBAL PASSPORT: The Evolution of a Carnegie Library -by J Patrick Boyer ( Bracebridge, Ontario History )

Author Name: Boyer, J Patrick; with Dr Vartan Gregorian; Foreword By Adrienne Clarkson

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Hamilton & Ontario Local History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Blue Butterfly Book Publishing, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

ISBN Number: 0978498224

ISBN Number 13: 9780978498221

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Seller ID: 155634

Keywords: LOCAL LIBRARY, GLOBAL PASSPORT: The Evolution of a Carnegie Library -by J Patrick Boyer ( Bracebridge, Ontario History )