Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love : Treasured Libraries of the United States and Canada

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Karen Christensen, David Levinson
Berkshire Publishing Group, 2007 - Architecture - 170 pages
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Large libraries. Small libraries. Suburban libraries. Rural Libraries. No matter the size, no matter the state, America's public libraries are the heart of our communities. This book is a wonderous collection of stories and photographs from 75 libraries chosen from hundreds of nominations sent from across the country. The advisory board includes Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling acclaimed author of the Magic Tree House books, Leslie Burger, President of the American Library Association, Nancy Kranich, past President of the American Library Association, and Sally Reed, Executive Director of Friends of Libraries USA, as well as many other leaders who cherish libraries. Henry Winkler, a well-known children's author and the inimitable 'Fonz' has even written a letter about his favorite childhood library.

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About the Editors:
David Levinson is an anthropologist, editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, and a specialist in multicultural research. Karen Christensen is a journalist, professional reference book editor, and author of several environmental books. They both live in Massachusetts.
Editorial Board: John Bale, Keele University, UK; Alyce Cheska, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana; Garry Chick, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana; Allen Guttmann, Amherst College; Richard Holt, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; Donald G. Kyle, University of Texas, Arlington; John
W. Loy, University of Otago, New Zealand; Roberta J. Park, University of California, Berkeley. Contributors include leading sports historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and other scholars from around the world.

DAVID LEVINSON, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist and partner in Berkshire Reference Works.

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