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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:03:47 +0000
"Cynthia E. Smith" <[log in to unmask]>
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Nice to hear that it will be published soon.  The author Jan  
Pinborough had contacted Limerick Public Library and Limerick  
Historical Society while doing research on Anne Carroll Moore.  Anne  
Carroll Moore was born and raised in Limerick.  I am looking forward  
to seeing and reading MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE.


  Quoting "Amy Levine" <[log in to unmask]>:

> Hi Fellow ME-Libbers,
> I'd like to draw your attention to a new book illustrated by a colleague.  I
> saw the final proofs, and it is indeed wonderful.
> Full disclosure--there is a lovely illustration of the Rockland Public
> Library in the book...
> "An ideal addition to women's history units." -Booklist
> How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
> by Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell
> Anne Carroll Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public
> Library and, in the process, revolutionalized library standards and
> practices around the world. Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough,
> illustrated by Debby Atwell introduces this influential woman to young
> readers just in time for women's history month.
> In almost any public library today, you will find shelves brimming with
> books for children of all ages. But in 1911-when the New York Public Library
> on Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street opened its doors for the first
> time-many libraries did not allow children to come inside, much less handle
> the books and check them out. Pioneering New York Public Library children's
> librarian Anne Carroll Moore played an important role in creating the
> children's library as we know it today-a child-centered place with story
> hours, book-related activities, open book shelves, and borrowing privileges.
> Her work served as a model in countries around the world, she encouraged
> many important children's authors, and her reviews helped children's books
> gain more equal footing with books written for adults.
> "I believe that children's libraries are so important-and not just for past
> generations," says author Jan Pinborough. "Some might say that technological
> advances have made books-and therefore libraries-less relevant and less
> worthy of public funding. However, just as many less-advantaged children of
> Anne Carroll Moore's day lacked access to books, many of today's
> less-advantaged children lack access to e-readers and iPads. My hope for
> this book is that it could somehow kindle public interest in and support for
> children's libraries and for public libraries in general." Readers can visit
> the HMH Kids Facebook page in March for a social media campaign that asks,
> "Why do you love your library?"
> Jan Pinborough is the managing editor of a children's magazine called
> Friend. This is her first children's book. She lives in Utah. Visit
> and
> Debby Atwell is the acclaimed illustrator of many books, including Barn,
> Pearl and River. She lives in Maine, close to Miss Moore's childhood home.
> Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell
> Houghton Mifflin . March 2013 . $16.99 . Ages 6 to 9 . ISBN:
> 978-0-547-47105-1
> Amy Levine
> Library Director
> Rockland Public Library
> 80 Union Street
> Rockland, Maine 04841
> 207-594-0310
> 207-594-0333 fax