The new high school auditorium was made available for the program, scheduled regularly on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. The hour featured music, songs, essays, as well as stories, and in the warmer weather, they planned for "out-door stories and play festivals."
Children's library services was a relatively new, but quite popular, concept in the United States during the early 20th century. The combination of wider literacy through mandetory public education and a strong movement to reform and nationalize child labor laws meant there was a population of Americans with leisure time to fill. Though many public libraries had banned children in the past, now reading for pleasure was seen as a constructive way for them to spend their free time. In areas with a large new immigrant population, children's services was also seen as a way to integrate new Americans into the culture.
According to the next week's column, 250 children (not counting the mothers) attended the story hour at the auditorium. Said Society columnist Mrs. C. S. Du Bose, "The crying need for such an institution for the children was signally evidenced by the number responding. And the first attendance augurs well for the future growth of the movement."
- Children's Programs at the Children's Area of the Athens-Clarke County Library.
- Athens Daily Herald, Dec. 1914 - May 1915 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- Remembering Athens by Susan Frances Barrow Tate in the Heritage and general collections.
- The Story of the Athens Public Library, 1912-1925 by Susan Frances Barrow Tate in the Heritage collection.
- Memorabilia of the Athens Women's Club: Its Projects and Interests by Margeurite B. Sheffer in the Heritage collection.
- The Story of Libraries from the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age by Fred Lerner in the general collection.
- Child Labor in U. S. History page of the Child Labor Public Education Project at the University of Iowa.