Believing in Books. The Story of Lillian Smith by Sydell Waxman

By Sydell Waxman

Have you ever learn a e-book that you simply could not placed down? Has that publication taken you to different international locations, to different centuries? have you ever chanced on your self brimming with pleasure, exclaiming to all who will hear, "Read this book!" This biography is the tale of a kid who took her love of young children' books and located how to proportion it with the realm as she grew up. Her voice often is the first to hold the message of young ones' correct to learn the world over. it isn't an excessive amount of to assert that she all started a revolution for kid's books in her occupation because the first kid's librarian within the British Commonwealth.

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Children’s librarians--Canada--Biography. I. Title. II. 92 C2002-902964-3 Lillian H. Smith Contents Chapter One Favourite Room Pack It Up The Magical, Musical Mission New York, New York Storytelling Oh, Canada The First Call Me Miss Smith The Forest of Firsts Lillian Smith’s forest of firsts Number One The Library Tree: For Children Only The War After the War Shakespeare Influenza Pandemic For Children Only Building a Dream Follow the Leader Number Two The People Tree: The Best of the Best A Tour of Boys and Girls House Monday, Monday Goodbye, Tommy Stories, Plays, Puppets and Displays Special People Number Three The Book Tree: The Classics and More Books for Boys and Girls Number Four The Learning Tree: Forever Changing The Teacher and the Child The Play’s the Thing Number Five The Spreading Tree: Around the world Into the Schools Into the Hospitals Around the World Gifts Number Six The History Tree: Past, Present and Future The Forest of Firsts Was Complete Weekends Away History In the Making The End of a New Beginning Chronology About the Author Dedication Photo and Art Credits Chapter One Have you ever read a book that you couldn’t put down?

Special People Betty never discovered the real reason Miss Smith had hired her during the first interview. Her apt answers to Miss Smith’s questions helped her get the job, but there was more. Miss Smith knew this library needed special personalities. She looked for dedicated people who enjoyed children, lovers of literature who could inspire enthusiasm as well as promote books. Miss Smith had this rare ability to predict a person’s potential and pinpoint strengths. Then she knew how to encourage and develop these skills.

George Locke believed in the importance of children’s books. He announced the good news to the papers. ” Not only tall in height, Dr. Locke’s outgoing personality and expansive spirit equalled Lillian’s. His topcoat, always open to the wind, made black wings of his jacket as he breezed into the large room. He wore a hat and swung his walking cane up and out and down in rhythm. Greeting Lillian, he told her about new rules passed in 1909. Children could now use their own cards, known as tickets.

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