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Public Library Extension in North Carolina and the WPA


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In 1927, only 35% of the state's citizens had access to public library services but by 1942 this number increased dramatically to 85%. Though a number of variables factor into the expansion of public library services, the author credits the state-wide Works Progress Administration (WPA) Library Project with being the most influential. Sponsored by the North Carolina Library Commission and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the WPA Library project's two main goals were to \"strengthen existing library agencies\" and \"help establish permanent service on county or regional basis.\"
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20450
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