Posted on October 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Earlier this year, we shared Slate magazine’s explanation of why the classic Goodnight Moon took so long to appear in the New York Public Library.

That article didn’t vilify NYPL children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore, but its purpose also wasn’t to introduce her back story.

A recent episode of the podcast 99 Percent Invisible does just that.

Moore, as it turned out, was instrumental in allowing children access to libraries — something that was seen as radical in her time.

Learn more about how she effected this change and influenced reading habits by listening to the whole episode or reading an adapted version of it.

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