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This article provides a couple of options, depending on your exact definitions of "oldest," "free," "public," and "library." There is not a complete consensus. Note that the source for many of these is the library's own website, so ymmv. The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded 1731: first subscription library (aka, membership dues), but did allow ...


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The oldest children's library was probably a school library. According to the American Library Assocation (ALA), it is not entirely clear when the first school library was established: The birth of America’s school libraries cannot be assigned a definite date. Rather, these first school libraries were born unheralded in the earliest colonial times when ...


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The problem of book deserts is well documented and very serious indeed, so any mass movement aiming to tackle the issue needs to be appreciated for trying to make a difference towards improving low-income people's access to books and literacy. I am Indian and have no direct experience of this initiative, but was intrigued to read a good many articles about ...


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For a detailed listing of the Library of Congress's classification numbers and their descriptors, see the Library of Congress Classification PDF Files, last updated in February 2018. In the Library of Congress Classification system, the range PN6700-6790 is assigned to "Comic books, strips, etc.". Inside that range, the subrange 6725-6728 is for "United ...


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