Top: Stitching Room Personnel, A. E. Little Co., Lynn, Mass. shoe manufacturer. (Lynn Public Library)
Bottom: ”At machine is Stanislaus Beauvais, has worked in spinning room for two years. Salem, Mass., 10/26/1911” (National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine, ca. 1912, National Archives)
The Future of Libraries Beginning the Great Transformation
By Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute
3) Preserve the memories of your own communities. While most libraries have become the document archive of their community, the memories of a community span much more than just documents. What did it sound like to drive down Main Street in 1950? What did it smell like to walk into Joe’s Bakery in the early mornings of 1965? Who are the people in these community photos and why were they important? Memories come in many shapes and forms. Don’t let yours disappear .