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Create Your Own Story @ Your Library. The History of Libraries. Ancient Libraries: 1450 CE – 2009 CE. TM. School Library Media Month  April 2011 Library Media Services  Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Renaissance ca. 1450 CE. The printing press was developed by Johannes Gutenberg.

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create your own story @ your library

Create Your Own Story @ Your Library

The History of Libraries

Ancient Libraries: 1450 CE – 2009 CE

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School Library Media Month  April 2011Library Media ServicesMiami-Dade County Public Schools

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The Renaissance

ca. 1450 CE

  • The printing press was developed by Johannes Gutenberg.
  • Each letter was made on the end of a separate bar.
  • Printers assembled the individual letters to form a page in a book.

Source: Gale & Grolier Multimedia

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The Renaissance

ca. 1450 CE

  • The first book that Johannes Gutenberg printed was the Bible.
  • Before the printing press, it took a person working alone seven years to copy the complete Bible
  • The printing press reduced the cost of printing books so that ordinary people, not just the wealthiest, could afford books.

Source: Gale & World Book Reference Center Online

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The Renaissance

ca. 1450 CE

  • To find out about the amazing invention of the printing press, go to Destiny.
  • Type in the subject: Printing - History or Gutenberg.
  • Click the Subject icon to find out how many books about the printing press are available in your school or other schools.

Project Gutenberg - www.gutenberg.org

Source: Destiny

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Libraries

1500s – 1600s CE

  • University libraries in different countries began to open.
  • Bodleian Library – Oxford University , England Library opened Nov. 8, 1602 CE

http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley

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Libraries

1500s – 1600s CE

  • University libraries in different countries began to open.
  • Harvard University– Massachusetts Library opened 1638 CE

Source: Grolier Multimedia

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Libraries

1700s CE

Benjamin Franklin established the Library Company of Philadelphia, a subscription library.

Source: World Book

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Libraries

1800 CE

The Library of Congress, now one of the world’s largest libraries, was founded by an Act of Congress in Washington, D. C.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uartsmfaba/2035273715/

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Libraries – The White House

1851 CE

Abigail Fillmore, wife of President Millard Fillmore (1850 - 1853), established a library, still present today, in an upstairs bedroom of The White House.

Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/tour/library.html

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Libraries – Andrew Carnegie

1881 – 1919 CE

  • Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in the steel industry.
  • Mr. Carnegie retired in 1901 and spent the remainder of his life giving away his money to worthy causes.
  • He and his corporation built more than 2,500 libraries and gave away more than $350,000,000.

Source: SIRS Knowledge Source

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Libraries – Andrew Carnegie

ca. 1960s CE

The greatest period of growth for school libraries

…AND…

theInformation Agebegan.

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School Libraries

Information Age

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Libraries Around the World

2010 CE

She and friends removed more than 30,000 books from the Basra Library and stored them in their home to prevent their destruction in the event that a bomb hit the library facility.

Even in times of war, libraries continue to survive. Alia Muhammad Baker believed that “books are more precious than mountains of gold.”

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Libraries Around the World

2010 CE

Source: www.loc.gov

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Our journey continued…

Source: Facts on File

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Germany

Source: Facts on File

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Germany

Why was the printing press, invented by Johannes Gutenberg, so revolutionary to the printing of books?

Source: World Book

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From Germany, we travelled to…

Source: Facts on File

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United Kingdom (England)

Source: Facts on File

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United Kingdom (England)

The Bodleian Library opened in 1602 at what English university?

Source: World Book

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From England we travelled to…

Source: Facts on File

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United States (Massachusetts)

Source: Facts on File

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United States (Massachusetts)

What university library opened in 1638 and is considered the oldest library in America?

Source: World Book

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Our journey is finished! Together we travelled to 10 countries!

China

Iraq

Egypt

Greece

Turkey

France

Italy

Germany

England

United States

Source: Facts on File

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Think About It…

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The library media center at your school is part of a long and proud history of libraries.

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Create Your Own Story @ Your Library

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Visit your school library media center to discover the answers.

Your library media specialist…your ultimate search engine… is eager to help you!!!