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The library

by Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 21 of 26 copies
Available (21)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J STE
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  J STE
 
 
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB STEWART Sarah
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB STEWART Sarah
 
 
Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P COMMUNITY STE
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P COMMUNITY STE
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Stewart
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Stewart
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Stewart
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Stewart
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj FICTION Stewart
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Stewart
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P STE
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P STE
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P STE
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  P STE
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F STEWART 1995 CRAFTON 5/16
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Picture Books
 
Call Number  PICT F STEWART 1995 CRAFTON 5/16
 
 
Dormont Public Library Rhymes RHYME STEW
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Rhymes
 
Call Number  RHYME STEW
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Easy READING JE STEWART
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
Call Number  READING JE STEWART
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea STEWART
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea STEWART
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC STEWART
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC STEWART
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC STEWART
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC STEWART
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j STE
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easys
 
Call Number  E j STE
 
 
Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC STE
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Easy Reader
 
Call Number  E FIC STE
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E STE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E STE
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK STE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK STE
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF STEW
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  CF STEW
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books LIBRARY STEWART
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  LIBRARY STEWART
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC STEWART
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  JP PIC STEWART
 
 
 
Unavailable (5)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books STAFF USE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Status  STAFF USE
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book CHECKED OUT
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary

Meet an unforgettable bibliophile

Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls and she doesnt like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of books. The only problem is that her library has gotten so big she can't even use her front door anymore. What should Elizabeth Brown do? Start her own public library, of course! With charming verse and watercolors Sarah Stewart and David Small celebrate one of America's oldest and finest institutions.

The Library is a 1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. Although there is no author's note, this picture book is dedicated to the memory of the real librarian who inspired it. The story begins with young Elizabeth Brown, who doesn't like dolls or skates but instead prefers to spend her time reading. She reads through childhood and college, and as an adult, she spends her money on books, books, and more books. It's a little difficult to incorporate some of the concepts into the pithy, rhyming text. For instance: "The form was for donations. / She quickly wrote this line: `I, E. Brown, gives to the town / All that was ever mine.'" The next page shows a library with her name on the sign. Did she donate the books to a library, which was then named after her, or did she actually help build the building? It's a testament to Stewart and Small's collaboration that the book works as well as it does. The story of a spinster who does nothing but read isn't the most scintillating of topics, but Elizabeth's life takes on gentle humor as she is shown reading while standing on her head or trying to vacuum and read at the same time. Small's framed pastel artwork uses wonderfully unique perspectives, showing rooms with roaring fireplaces and books piled high to the ceiling. Reading has never looked quite so delicious. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this "blithe yet affectionate portrait of a woman whose life centers on reading," said PW, "Small's airy illustrations charm with historical touches and soothing pastel hues." All ages. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,1995
Contributors Small, David, 1945-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9780374343880 (hardcover)
0374343888 (hardcover)
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