[Libs-Or] Women of Library History - Caroline M. Hewins

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 13:31:44 PDT 2018

 Caroline M. Hewins
1882, Caroline M. Hewins had been a librarian in Hartford for only six
years when, through a fledgling group called the American Library
Association, she sent a questionnaire to twenty-five libraries around the
country and asked: “What are you doing to encourage a love of reading in
boys and girls?” (*Hog River Journal*, Vol 5, No. 3, Summer 2007,
“Hartford’s First Lady of the Library,” page 28.) A devoted reader since
early childhood, Bostonian Hewins came to Hartford in 1876 to serve as the
librarian of the Young Men’s Institute Library, then housed at the
Wadsworth Atheneum and a precursor to what became the Hartford Public
Library. She stayed with the library for the next fifty years, and oversaw
its transformation from a small lending library that charged fees into the
free Hartford Public Library, complete with its own flagship facility
including a room for children.   [More at

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