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Interest at a Local Centre

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 January 1927



MY first title for this paper was the forbidding one of “Adult Education at a Local Centre,” but I should not like to raise the idea in the minds of my educationist colleagues that I am desiring to proffer new ideas on educational method,—far from it. I leave that to those who sit in chairs, All I want to do is to state briefly and with candour what my impressions are as to the achievement as I have seen it at my own library centre over a short term of years. I am glad of the opportunity presented in this friendly magazine to say most heartily that I regard my casual work as a voluntary librarian as of as great importance, from the viewpoint of citizenship, as my work in the school. I like school work and teaching, but am not blind to the fact that any influence I have on the scholars is as likely as not to pass away at adolescence. The library work at least is telling; and in this case such influence as I may have is with formed minds. I have seen the broad educational results of the library work to much more effect than in the case of the school work in which one marks time always. I have had young men and young women and older folk come to the library casually, have got to know their tastes, and have seen miracles happen.


TEACHER, C. (1927), "Interest at a Local Centre", Library Review, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 13-14.




Copyright © 1927, MCB UP Limited

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