Here are some statistics to get you ready and reading for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. It has been 6 years since ALA last held its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. 532 North 7th Street is the address where Edgar Allan Poe lived in a red-brick home with his wife, Virginia, and mother-in-law, Maria Clemm. The house—designated a National Historic Site in 1962—is where Poe penned The Black Cat. Benjamin Franklin founded the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1731, a subscription-based institution supported by shareholders that became America’s first successful lending library.
American Libraries feature, Jan,/Feb.