New chapter same story: the lasting appeal of libraries

In front of the long glass windows sits a table of high school students finishing up their homework. The girls are wearing long plaid skirts; they have their short hair curled up on their shoulders and tall white socks pulled above their sneakers. This photo (pictured below) was taken circa 1958. These sophomores represent a large percent of their classmates who also sit in their school library to read, study and prepare for tests. Across the room stands the librarian, overseeing her space. Besides a few murmurs coming from the back of the room, the library is silent.

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New chapter same story: the lasting appeal of libraries

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