The Resource The public library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson ; foreword by Bill Moyers ; afterword by Ann Patchett ; with reflections by Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Philip Levine, Dr. Seuss, Charles Simic, Amy Tan, E.B. White, and others, (electronic resource)

The public library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson ; foreword by Bill Moyers ; afterword by Ann Patchett ; with reflections by Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Philip Levine, Dr. Seuss, Charles Simic, Amy Tan, E.B. White, and others, (electronic resource)

Label
The public library
Title
The public library
Statement of responsibility
a photographic essay by Robert Dawson ; foreword by Bill Moyers ; afterword by Ann Patchett ; with reflections by Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Philip Levine, Dr. Seuss, Charles Simic, Amy Tan, E.B. White, and others
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to the public library: the unmistakable, slightly musty scent, the excitement of checking out a stack of newly-discovered books. Today's libraries also function as de facto community centers, and offer free access to the Internet, job-hunting assistance, or a warm place to take shelter along with the endless possibilities that spark your imagination the moment you open the cover of a book. There are more than 17,000 public libraries in America. Over the last eighteen years, photographer Robert Dawson has traveled the nation, documenting hundreds of these institutions, from Alaska to Florida, New England to the West Coast. The Public Library presents a wide selection of Dawson's photographs, revealing a vibrant, essential, yet seriously threatened system. Essays, letters, and poetry by a collection of America's most celebrated writers -- including E.B. White, Isaac Asimov, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Charles Simic, Dr. Seuss, and Philip Levine, as well as the voices of dedicated librarians working today -- are woven with photographs of the majestic reading room at the New York Public Library; the one-room Tulare County Free Library built by former slaves, in Allensworth, California; the architectural wonder of Seattle's glass and steel Central Library; and the Berkeley, California tool lending library; among many others. A foreword by Bill Moyers and an afterword by Ann Patchett bookend this important survey of a treasured American institution
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
027.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z731
LC item number
.P9265 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dawson, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public libraries
  • Public libraries
  • Libraries and society
  • Libraries and community
  • Library users
  • Libraries and community
  • Libraries and society
  • Library users
  • Public libraries
  • United States
Label
The public library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson ; foreword by Bill Moyers ; afterword by Ann Patchett ; with reflections by Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Philip Levine, Dr. Seuss, Charles Simic, Amy Tan, E.B. White, and others, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes essays, letters, and poetry by a collection of American writers and librarians
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 190)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A country without libraries
  • Charles Simic
  • All hail the public library
  • David Morris
  • Civic memory and identity.
  • What the library means to me
  • Amy Tan
  • Letters to the children of Troy, New York
  • Isaac Asimov, Dr. Seuss, and E.B. White
  • How Mr. Dewey decimal saved my life
  • Foreward
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Urban and rural libraries.
  • The northeast Nevada regional bookmobile
  • Kelvin K. Selders
  • Practicing Seva
  • Dorothy Lazard
  • Spreading enlightenment
  • Luis Herrera
  • Art and architecture
  • Evolving libraries.
  • Bill Moyers
  • Enriched by what we share
  • Chip Ward
  • Literature and learning.
  • Library days
  • Philip Levine
  • Steinbeck country
  • Anne Lamott
  • Maps and stats
  • Walker Dawson
  • Afterword
  • Introduction
  • Ann Patchett
  • Robert Dawson
  • The American Public Library.
  • The library spirit
  • Stuart A.P. Murray
  • Economics.
Control code
ocn884337977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616893545
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D9A552D9-FFF5-48AB-B95D-67FE11FEE92C
System control number
(OCoLC)884337977
Label
The public library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson ; foreword by Bill Moyers ; afterword by Ann Patchett ; with reflections by Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Philip Levine, Dr. Seuss, Charles Simic, Amy Tan, E.B. White, and others, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes essays, letters, and poetry by a collection of American writers and librarians
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 190)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A country without libraries
  • Charles Simic
  • All hail the public library
  • David Morris
  • Civic memory and identity.
  • What the library means to me
  • Amy Tan
  • Letters to the children of Troy, New York
  • Isaac Asimov, Dr. Seuss, and E.B. White
  • How Mr. Dewey decimal saved my life
  • Foreward
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Urban and rural libraries.
  • The northeast Nevada regional bookmobile
  • Kelvin K. Selders
  • Practicing Seva
  • Dorothy Lazard
  • Spreading enlightenment
  • Luis Herrera
  • Art and architecture
  • Evolving libraries.
  • Bill Moyers
  • Enriched by what we share
  • Chip Ward
  • Literature and learning.
  • Library days
  • Philip Levine
  • Steinbeck country
  • Anne Lamott
  • Maps and stats
  • Walker Dawson
  • Afterword
  • Introduction
  • Ann Patchett
  • Robert Dawson
  • The American Public Library.
  • The library spirit
  • Stuart A.P. Murray
  • Economics.
Control code
ocn884337977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616893545
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D9A552D9-FFF5-48AB-B95D-67FE11FEE92C
System control number
(OCoLC)884337977

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