Here’s how to publicize local library history… [Greater, Greater Washington]

D.W. Rowlands, human geographer and senior research assistant at the Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, has preserved and publicized the history of Prince George’s County Libraries in Maryland through a series of engaging pieces in Greater, Greater Washington.

The articles focus on the themes and events in public library history, including the construction of facilities, libraries as social outreach centers, the impact of tax reforms, and the rise of the electronic library.

Hopefully, other writers will see this series and be inspired to write up their libraries’ histories as she has done!

You can read her first article and progress to the others at Here’s how the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System got its start

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