You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Libraries! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without...)

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Libraries! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without...)

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Overview

For 5,000 years and more, libraries have been gathering and preserving writings of all kinds. They're keepers of the world's memory. They're storehouses of knowledge, imagination, and fun. Discover how these places and their collections of written words allow us to check our facts, find important information, share stories and ideas, build communities, and learn valuable life skills. Excerpts From Experts: Public libraries give people access to books, computers, and other kinds of technology that they could not otherwise afford. National libraries keep a copy of every single book ever published in their home country. How long do you think it would take to read them all? Experts estimate that only about 20 percent of the books from the ancient world still survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531193587
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 614,074
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Find It Out, Look It Up! 6

It's a Record! 8

Our Books, Our History, Ourselves 10

Print and Progress 12

Public Libraries: Open to All 14

Lending and Borrowing 16

Special Collections 18

Librarians 20

Sorting, Storing, Security 22

A Chance to Learn 24

Books and Much, Much More! 26

A Place in the Community 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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