Places to Grow Public Libraries and Communities in Ontario, 1930-2000
1 September 2023
Places to Grow covers the history of the development of Ontario's public library system from the Great Depression to the Millennium. It describes the growth of larger systems of service, plans in the 1950s and 1960s for a provincial library system centred in Toronto, the professional growth of librarianship, library architecture, the decline of censorship and growth of intellectual freedom, library automation, the rise of electronic libraries, the impact of the Information Highway in the nineties, and many other 20th-century issues that libraries, trustees and librarians were involved with. Originally published in 2010 and revised with corrections in 2023.