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May 2024
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In our town, the oldest pioneer settlement on the West Coast, the article “Ten Books That Shaped the American Character” by Jonathan Yardley (April/May issue) was enjoyed by many more people than just local subscribers to American Heritage. To celebrate National Library Week in April, we used the article as a theme for a display in the main reading room and pulled the books chosen by Yardley. Among the forty-two works cited, we had all but Mason Locke Weems’s The Life and Memorable Actions of George Washington . For a library in the Far West, our collection is quite old; it has been expanding since the library was founded in 1892. Many patrons browsed through and borrowed from the display, and some took the time to read Yardley’s article. Many thanks for a good idea.

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