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Document Number: 5921

Fifty Years of Supporting Children’s Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation from 1953 to 2000 - This report contains a wealth of data on the history of public school libraries at the national, regional, school and state levels. All tables in the report comprise several variables, including the number of public schools, the number of pupils and use of library media centers, among others. Also available is a booklet – America's Public School Libraries: 1953-2000 – based on information in this report. (Joan S. Michie and Barbara A. Holton, National Center for Education Statistics, March 2005)...

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