Henry Woods Memorial Library building, Barre
(Image from Digital Commonwealth collections)
The Board of Library Commissioners approved the Eastern Regional Public Library System's implementation of daily delivery service for books, media equipment, and information to libraries within specifically designated sub-regional areas.1
The 1972 theme for summer reading, set again by the Children's Book Council, was "...whole great big fun thing." Due to the ALA's financial limitations, all posters, certificates, membership cards, and bookmarks designed by Tomi Ungerer were first come first serve.1
Children's Book Week Kits were available for $3.75. They included a poster drawn by William Steig (in English or Spanish), three streamers, 50 bookmarks, 50 book folders, one song, and a book about the history of Children's Book Week.1
What else happened in 1972?
1. MBLC newsletters, 1972.
2. www.infoplease.com [link].
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