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Disabilities, children, and libraries mainstreaming services in public libraries and school library media centers by Linda Lucas Walling

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Published by Libraries Unlimited in Englewood, Colo .
Written in English


  • Libraries and children with disabilities.,
  • School libraries -- Services to people with disabilities.,
  • Children with disabilities -- Services for.,
  • Children"s libraries.

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Edition Notes

StatementLinda Lucas Walling, Marilyn H. Karrenbrock.
ContributionsStauffer, Marilyn H. Karrenbrock, 1936-, Walling, Linda Lucas, 1939-
LC ClassificationsZ711.92.H3 W35 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 418 p. ;
Number of Pages418
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1711734M
ISBN 10087287897X
LC Control Number92013737

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