A History of Public Libraries in American Life
The public library, in one form or another, has been an important part of American community for over 150 years. From the first truly free libraries of the mid-19th Century to the libraries we’re all familiar with today, public libraries have been repositories of American culture; symbols of American freedom; and places that enrich and advance their communities with services, available to everyone, of educational, informational, cultural, and leisure value.
Dr. Keith Swigger, Professor of Information and Library Studies at Texas Woman’s University, will speak about the unique history of public libraries in America. This will not be a dry recitation of facts and dates, but a discussion of the dynamic relationship between people and public libraries, and the role public libraries have had in shaping our culture. Dr. Swigger holds degrees in Library and Information Science, American History, and American Culture.
When: Wednesday, June 27 @ 7:00 PM
Where: South Branch Library
3228 Teasley Lane in Denton
This program is part of the Denton Public Library’s 75th anniversary celebration.
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