Excerpt from Free Traveling Libraries in Wisconsin: The Story of Their Growth, Purposes, and Development; With Accounts of a Few Kindred Movements The widespread interest in the free traveling libraries of Senator Stout and Mr. Witter, brings to the Wisconsin Free Library Commission so many requests for detailed information, that this pamphlet was planned partly in self defense. These requests have come from England as well as from all parts of the United States. When it was decided to publish the pamphlet, it was expected to include a brief article describing the recent rapid growth and development of trav eling libraries in other states and countries; but certain information that was desired was not received in time. While there are many systems of such libraries, scarcely any two are exactly alike. The Wisconsin systems appear to be unique, in that, while working almost entirely for people of isolated communities, they have both local and state supervision. Their librarians are therefore in touch with their comrades in neighboring libra ries, and with the great outside library world, and get inspiration from both sources. The most important of these syste ms have also the benefit of the experience, the counsel, and the rare business sagacity Of their founders - neighbors and citizens whom the patrons of the libraries de light to honor and to please. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.