A group of men working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
(Image from CCC archives on Mass.gov)
The field adviser at the Division of Public libraries got in touch with all Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the State. The CCC was set up under the New Deal as a work relief program for unemployed men to provide unskilled labor jobs in conservation.
The 1933 report states:
"[The adviser] found that local libraries were already supplying donations of books and magazines... and that individual loans were frequently made to men who cared enough about books to go to the library and ask for them. Further and more organized cooperation has been requested of the Division by the Corp Area Civilian Adviser for Education newly stationed in Boston, and plans are being considered for a state-wide library extension."
What else happened in 1933?
1. Massachusetts Free Public Library Commission Report, 1933.
2. 1933 - Wikipedia entry [link].