This is a delightful picture book about libraries! Not boring. I promise. My five year old and seven year old loved it. They were amazed to discover that libraries used to ban children from even entering! It took one very brave woman to turn things around and make libraries all about children.
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright, warm room filled with artwork, window seats, and most important of all, borrowing privileges to the world’s best children’s books in many different languages.