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Portrait of a library - movie film screenshot

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With no dialogue, the film shows how a public library can be not only a place for quiet reading, but also dynamic information center. Features the librarian and library staff helping patrons, working with children and delivering books to the hospital, and homebound patrons.
Based on the book, Portrait of a library, by Margery Closey Quigley and William Elder Marcus.
Photographed by Sy Wexler.
Photographed in Montclair, New Jersey, primarily at the original Montclair Free Public Library building on 73 Church Street.
Part of summary from the Montclair Public Library WWW site.
Sources used: Montclair Public Library WWW site, history page, viewed August 22, 2018; Montclair Local newspaper, April 8, 2018, (Montclair Public Library: a brief tour through 125 years of history) viewed online August 22, 2018; Educational film catalog 1940-1941 (published 1942), p. 33, viewed online August 22, 2018 via Internet Archive; National Film Preservation Foundation WWW site (Preserved films), viewed August 22, 2018.

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01/01/1940
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montclair
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Library of Congress
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