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By Sydell Waxman

Have you ever learn a ebook that you simply could not placed down? Has that booklet taken you to different nations, to different centuries? have you ever discovered your self brimming with pleasure, exclaiming to all who will pay attention, "Read this book!" This biography is the tale of a kid who took her love of little ones' books and located the way to proportion it with the realm as she grew up. Her voice may be the first to hold the message of kids' correct to learn internationally. it isn't an excessive amount of to claim that she began a revolution for kid's books in her profession because the first kid's librarian within the British Commonwealth.

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Dr. George Locke, as the new Chief Librarian of the Toronto Library Board, had introduced open shelves and lowered the age for welcoming children. He had heard about the Children’s Rooms in New York and about a talented young Canadian named Lillian Smith. He sent her a letter. Would Lillian come to Toronto and help him set up Children’s Rooms in Toronto? Lillian’s “yes” came quickly. Anne Carroll Moore was disappointed to return from a trip to discover that she would lose Lillian as a librarian.

Miss Smith completed his application and told him that his card would arrive by mail. Roger watched daily as the postman pushed the envelopes through the slat in his front door. “It hasn’t come yet, and I want to take out Pinocchio,” he told Lillian. Finally he came in waving his special card. He was officially a member of the library. ” Roger kept talking as he made room for a friend on the long bench. “Before the last debate, the girls came to the library every day and then, when the debate took place, they beat us all to pieces.

Who was this special person whose soft voice carried this loud message? How did she start a revolution for children’s books? THE GREATEST “…she {Lillian H. Smith} made a larger contribution to the personal enjoyment of more human beings than any other Canadian. ” -Douglas Fisher, newspaper journalist NO CHILDREN ALLOWED Libraries, as we know them, did not exist in the late 1800s. ” Favourite Room Music and books surrounded Lillian from the day she was born on March 17, 1887, in London Ontario. Her mother Elizabeth’s piano music, with its religious and classical themes, drifted through their large Victorian home.

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