The Lincoln School Library
by Anne T. Eaton — 1923
The broader view of education which has led to changes in methods of teaching has also brought about the development of school libraries that take a very active and comprehensive part in the intellectual life of the school. Instruction is no longer carried on merely by means of text-books, but through the comparison of authorities, the consultation of sources, and the use of maps, pictures, lantern slides, and other illustrative materials. Here is one task of the library, difficult enough in itself; but there must be added to this the additional task of cultivating a taste for good literature and forming the reading habit. To fulfill its purpose, then the school library must be a many-sided organization.
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