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The Junior Library went from a subscription basis to a ‘free’ library in 1938, resulting in a huge increase in membership. In March 1940, after membership had risen from 282 to 1742, a new Junior Library was opened in two converted shops on the ground floor of the Library on the corner of The Square and Fitzherbert Avenue. Separate from the main library with its own entrance, the new premises were airy and well lit, with tables and shelves lower for children and room to display their work on the walls. Activities included Saturday morning story readings, the Junior Library Players performing plays competitively and to the public, a Play Reading Circle, a Scrapbook Club making picture books for overseas and the hospital, and film screenings in winter.

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Junior Library Committee with Miss I Thompson, Librarian
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Palmerston North
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1940

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Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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