A Century of Service: Toronto Public Library 1883-1983

A Century of Service: Toronto Public Library 1883-1983 Margaret Penman

Paper, 102 p., 110 b&w illus.,
21 x 28 cm.

Retail Price: $5.50

Toronto Public Library, 1983.


This illustrated, popular history, produced for Toronto Public Library's centennial in 1983, looks back at the events and people that shaped the library. A chronology provides dates of all library buildings and key services.

Dr. Penman has managed to epitomize the development and impact of Toronto's library system during its first 100 years, relating the facts in a lively and interesting fashion...This history should appeal to the general reader as well as to the scholar.
John A. Wiseman, Canadian Library Journal, December 1984

"a massive in-house research project was turned into an economical, yet flavourful, well-written narrative...The excellent illustrations are well integrated, drip with nostalgia and contribute as much to the final result as does the text."
Al Bowron, OLA Focus, August 1984

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