Why do we need a public library?

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Internet Archive, which hosts our audio books, is in the midst of their annual fund-raising. They have also begun a drive to provide a mirror site in Canada to ensure IA's availability to all users. The IA is a vast library with millions of public domain books, audio, film, radio, and other media. They also maintain an open library of copyrighted books one can 'check out' by becoming a member with a virtual library card. This collection is devoted to the concept of why we need a public library, the title taken from an essay by Chalmers Hadley, which will be the first entry in this audio book. The rest of the collection is pulled from Project Gutenberg's Library selections. Some are solo essays, most are chapters from selected books on library science and culture. I'm also open to including up to 5 chapters or short works from the list of banned books on PG's site to emphasize the need for a public library. - Summary by Matt Pierard

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage, *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Why do we need a public library? Part 1 Michele Fry
00:34:50
Play 02 Why do we need a public library? Part 2 Michele Fry
00:34:42
Play 03 Why do we need a public library? Part 3 Michele Fry
00:35:26
Play 04 The world of books and the world's work, by Henry E. Legler E. J. Hancock
00:39:00
Play 05 The Companionship of Books, by Arthur Bostwick Melissa Perry
00:48:48
Play 06 The Two Fundamentals, by Mary Salome Cutler Amelia Chesley
00:17:16
Play 07 Relation of the State to the Public Library, by Melvil Dewey Amelia Chesley
00:18:38
Play 08 Cooperation between Library and Community, by M. Anna Tarbell Amelia Chesley
00:16:57
Play 09 The Reformed Librarie-Keeper, by John Dury Availle
00:22:00
Play 10 Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods by John Willis Clark Phil Schempf
00:55:37
Play 11 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Ch 1 (French) Isabelle Lin
00:16:53
Play 12 The Negro Vote in the States Whose Constitutions Have Not Been Specifically Revised, by John Hope VfkaBT
00:33:34
Play 13 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Ch 11 Scotty Smith
00:12:21
Play 14 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 'Of Ideas In General' Ch 1, by John Locke VfkaBT
00:44:23
Play 15 Idea of a Transcendental Logic. I. Of Logic in General, by Immanuel Kant Scotty Smith
00:08:57
Play 16 Zoonomia Section XIV. Of The Production Of Ideas, by Erasmus Darwin VfkaBT
00:46:10
Play 17 The Analects, by Confucius - Section I Nathan Rosquist
00:05:43
Play 18 The Awakening, Ch 7, by Kate Chopin VfkaBT
00:18:18
Play 19 The Dead Are Silent by Arthur Schnitzler Availle
00:41:56
Play 20 The Free Public Library, by Thomas W. Higginson. Gerwin Kramer
00:10:32
Play 21 Some Popular Objections to Public Libraries, by Frederick Poole Michele Fry
00:27:09
Play 22 The Function of a Town Library, by Josiah P. Quincy Michele Fry
00:15:39
Play 23 The Library and the Social Centre, by Lutie Eugenia Stearns. VfkaBT
00:08:04
Play 24 How to Use a Library, by James Mascarene Hubbard. Kalynda
00:21:33
Play 25 Where Neighbors Meet, by Margery Closey Quigley. Maria Kasper
00:21:42
Play 26 The immigrant in the library, by Mary Antin Alitheia
00:23:28
Play 27 On the Supply of Printed Books from the Library to the Reading Room, Part 1, by Anthony Panizzi VfkaBT
00:33:25
Play 28 On the Supply of Printed Books from the Library to the Reading Room, Part 2, by Anthony Panizzi VfkaBT
00:28:03
Play 29 The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, Response to Burke part 1 Colleen McMahon
01:01:16
Play 30 The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, Response to Burke part 2 Colleen McMahon
00:56:20
Play 31 The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, Response to Burke part 3 Colleen McMahon
00:58:05
Play 32 The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, Response to Burke part 4 Colleen McMahon
01:08:18