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Reading room for young people
Reading room for young people
TitleReading room for young people
DescriptionCaption: "Thomas Hughes Reading Room for Young People". From text: " the Thomas Hughes Reading Room for Young People appropriately named for the Public Library's early benefactor, himself the author of a juvenile classic. Conducted as a reading room, and adjacent to the adult reference room, on the fourth floor, administered by a special staff, and equipped with a carefully chosen collection of books, this room is planned to meet the demands and the desires of the juvenile patrons of the main Library; to offer aid and counsel in the preparation of school work, essays, and debates; to direct and attract their tastes toward wholesome and sane channels; and perhaps incidentally, to provide a pleasant and inviting retreat for the scant leisure of the great army of juvenile bread-winners employed within the radius of a mile from the Library."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameChicago Public Library
SubjectPublic libraries
Coverage-SpatialThe Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Sub-CollectionInterior Scenes
Book TitleThe Chicago public library; a handbook
Author of the BookChicago Public Library.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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