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January: National Hobby Month>

Gayla Staples Cloud (Science reference librarian at Texas A&M University.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 March 1986



A hobby is any purposeful use of leisure time. Due in part to an increase in the amount of leisure time available to most Americans, the hobby and recreation industries have grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. There are countless publications on hobbies ranging from genealogy to doll collecting, from painting to needlepoint. Obviously, a compilation such as this cannot include publications on every imaginable hobby, so rather than appear biased, this author has attempted to include primarily publications that discuss many different hobbies, or deal with one major group of hobbies.


Staples Cloud, G. (1986), "January: National Hobby Month>", Reference Services Review, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 5-15.




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