Children's Library, Central Library


View of the Children's Library when it was located in the northeast corner of the first floor of Central Library. This corner of the library is now occupied by the U.S. Bank Room. Four round wooden tables each surrounded by wooden chairs can be seen in the photo. At the north end of the room there is a fireplace with what seems to be a pair of shoes in it. There are dark wooden benches on either side of the fireplace. In the foreground to the right there is a card catalog and behind it a desk is visible. A second desk is partially visible in the left foreground. A file for book cards suggests that books were checked out at this desk. A section of wall shelving is labeled 'Journeys into Foreign Lands' and above those shelves hang fifteen photos, framed in groups of five, that appear to portray men at work. Transcribed from back of photo: 'Information Desk 2nd floor 1913. Children's Room.' The transcription is incorrect: this photograph is of the Children's Library on the first floor.

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