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A Jewel in a Park
A Jewel in a Park

A Jewel in a Park

The Westmount Public Library 1897–1918


176 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95)

Publication Date: January 1997

ISBN 9781550650877

Rights: WOR X CA

Vehicule Press (Jan 1997)
Véhicule Press

Price: $17.95


When the Westmount Public Library was opened in 1899, it was the first tax-supported public library in the province of Quebec and one of the first established outside Ontario. In 1897, an aging British monarch, a young Canadian town, and a reneging utility company prompted the establishment of this unique library as a permanent memorial to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. In addition to telling the fascinating story of the Westmount Public Library, this book examines the broader picture of Quebec and Canadian library development.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Hanson, Ph.D.