Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love

Home>Society>Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love

Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love

$49.95 $29.95

A gorgeous coffee table book showcasing an icon of American life, the public library. Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love is a treasure trove of historical information, inspiring stories, and beautiful images. Join us in celebrating the libraries we love!

SKU: LWL Category:

Reviews

  1. Midwest Book Review: December 2007

    Combining historical information, inspiring stories, and simply beautiful images, Heart Of The Community offers the reader a true celebration of community libraries across the width and breadth of the land. Very strongly recommended for academic and community library reference collections, Heart Of The Community would serve as an admirable template for more volumes of such celebrations of libraries from around the country and around the world.

  2. Midwest Book Review

    “Very strongly recommended for academic and community library reference collections, Heart of the Community would serve as an admirable template for more volumes of such celebrations of libraries from around the country and around the world.”

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Description

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Camden Public Library in Maine to Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Alaska, libraries are the heart of our communities. This wondrous collection of stories and photographs includes eighty libraries chosen from hundreds of nominations from across the United States and Canada.
The three hundred nominations for Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love ranged from single-page essays to bulging binders filled with newspaper clippings, annual reports, and color photos. They came from urban libraries that had been brought back from the dead, rural libraries that had recovered from tornadoes and fires, old libraries made totally modern while retaining a sense of historic continuity, and new libraries that blend into the physical environment with energy-efficient and water-saving features. This volume is a treasure trove of historical information, inspiring stories, and beautiful images, old and new. Join us in celebrating the libraries we love!

Additional information

Format

,

Editor

Karen Christensen, Berkshire Publishing Group, David H. Levinson, Berkshire Publishing Group

ISBN

977015920

Edition

First

Volumes

1

Pages

182

Go to Top