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Posts by Alison Williams

They All Love to Read: Adult Summer Reading Winners at the Bronx Library Center

Last Saturday, August 23, we concluded our Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2014. Winners were announced and prizes awarded. Each participant had to submit logs of the books they read over the summer with a brief review of each title. Read More ›

Play Strike! Exploring NYC Playgrounds Through Historical Newspapers

At the turn of the 20th century, children’s lifestyles were not quite what they are today. Child labor laws were not declared constitutional until 1938 and children largely socialized with their adult co-workers in dance halls, gambling dens, and gin mills. It was this children-as-adults culture that sparked the play movement, removing children from the “physical and moral dangers of the street” to playgrounds, under the direction of trained play leaders.Read More ›

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