‘Come to the Farm’ exhibition now at Special Collections

Visit to the Farm, MERL Library Pamphlet Collection

Just a quick reminder you can now view our fabulous exhibition – ‘Come to the farm : children’s books on farming‘ – in the Staircase Hall at Special Collections.

This exhibition is a celebration of books on farms and farming for children selected from the Children’s Collection, part of the University of Reading rare book collections, and the library of the Museum of English Rural Life.

Timothy’s Book of Farming, Children’s Collection, Children’s Collection

The exhibits range from an early nineteenth century book on farming and ‘rural economy’ for children to a twentieth century pop-up book of a Victorian farmhouse. The exhibition also features a selection of Ladybird books on farms and farming from our Ladybird collections.

The exhibition will be on display at the University Library from 9 February until 17 May 2015, and then on display at the Special Collections Service from 18 May until 17 July 2015.

Fun at the Farm, Ladybird

And don’t forget – May is National Share a Story Month

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