S: History of Libraries
BC: East Bridgewater Public Library c1896 The library were I first became a librarian in 1989! | Source for information: http://www.acadia.org/competition-98/sites/integrus.com/html/library/time.html
FC: History of Libraries: A Very Brief Tale!
1: Earliest know libraries had scrolls of text made with papyrus. Cuneiform tablets as early as 2000 BC were found in Nippur (Iraq) with list of Sumerian works of literature. | 39 AD First Public Library in Rome
2: In the Middle Ages, monastic libraries bound manuscript texts called codices. They were made of vellum.
3: The invention of printing in the 1400's increases the number of books dramatically. In the late 500's books were kept in cupboards.
4: Leiden University Library 1610 | Libraries began to store books in stalls. Readers could walk between the stalls. Reading was done standing up.
5: Bibliothque National, Paris 1868 Storing books by stack system is introduced.
6: Boston Public Library, 1887 First public library established in a major city.
7: In Kentucky, horse draw wagons were used to deliver books to people in the country side. 1905