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Lillian H. Smith (1887–1983)

Author of The unreluctant years : a critical approach to children's literature

Includes the names: Lillian Helena Smith

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She was the first trained children's librarian in Canada. She devoted 40 years of her working life to the development of the children's collection within the Toronto Public Library. It is in her honor that the Toronto main children's library is named ; The Lillian H. Smith Library. It houses an electronic resource center, the Osborne Collection of Early Children's books, the Lillian H. Smith Collection, the science fiction fantasy and horror collection (known as the Merrit Collection), the Bagshaw collection of puppetry and children's drama, videos, CD's and lots and lots of children's books to be read and loved. www.famouscanadianwomen.com
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