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Stringer, Barbara and Wisniewski, Michelle
In a joint interview, Barbara Stringer and Michelle Wisniewski, outreach librarians, share their experiences going out into the community in the RHPL Bookmobile. The Bookmobile was intended to equalize access to all citizens and was funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. Wisniewski and Stringer share stories about Bookmobile patrons ranging in age from preschoolers to senior citizens, who make it a point to visit the Bookmobile on regular stops. The Bookmobile’s circulation continues to grow, making an important and visible impact on Rochester citizens. Recorded by Laura Gabrion in the RHPL Bookmobile on April 1, 2010. Run time 14:48.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
Wilson, Mary
Mary Wilson, Youth Services Librarian at the Rochester Hills Public Library, talks about the offerings of the popular children's area. From foreign language collections designed to preserve multicultural heritage to computer programs that enhance multimodal literacy, this snapshot of Youth Services programs closes with a reflection on the traditional and modern conceptions and functions of libraries and librarians. Run time 10:08.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
Mannino, Cammie
Cammie Mannino was the owner of the downtown Rochester, MI, children’s bookshop Halfway Down the Stairs for 20 years before retiring and closing the store in 2008. In an oral history recorded at Oakland University on January 22, 2010, by Cornelia Pokrzywa, Mannino shares her insights into the unique culture, community and controversy that sprung up around the bookstore, and how it left a lasting impact on the community. Run time 42:26.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
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