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Libraries of Minnesota free pdf From cosy structures near small-town parks to impressive buildings in metropolitan downtowns, public libraries stand at the centre of community and learning in Minnesota's landscape. Libraries of Minnesota celebrates these architectural icons and the joy of reading they have inspired in Minnesotans, present and past. Doug Ohman, well known as the photographer for the Minnesota Byways series, now turns his camera to this most beloved institution. Over 120 exquisite interior and exterior shots exhibit a colourful survey of architecture, from a renovated liquor store to Carnegie libraries to the newest and most wired of information centres. In powerful, funny, and heartfelt essays, seven of Minnesota's best-known writers for children and young adults testify to the special significance of libraries in their lives. Will Weaver sneaked five miles into town on his bicycle to visit the library when he should have been trapping gophers. Pete Hautman's mum hauled her seven kids to multiple libraries, "like a shepherd rotating sheep from one pasture to the next." David LaRochelle, facing the frightening prospect of junior high, found escape in the Pirate's Treasure Hunt summer reading club. John Coy, Nancy Carlson, Marsha Wilson Chall, and Kao Kalia Yang tell similar timeless stories of young people as they discover, on the shelves of local libraries, the world and all its wonders.

About Will Weaver

Will Weaver is an award-winning author whose works include A Gravestone Made of Wheat, which won the Minnesota Book Award for fiction, and a forthcoming novel, Full Service. He is a professor of English at Bemidji State University. David LaRochelle is an award-winning author who lives in White Bear Lake.

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Author : Will Weaver
Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Data Published : 01 April 2011
ISBN : 0873518241
EAN : 9780873518246
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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