Caroline Maria Hewins (October 10, 1846 - November 4, 1926)

Hewins was a librarian who is considered to be a pioneer in library services for children, according to the <a href="http://articles.courant.com/1995-05-08/news/9505080119_1_connecticut-forum-connecticut-women-s-hall-university-of-connecticut-women">Hartford Courant</a>.  She was a librarian at the Hartford Young Men's Institute, now known as the Hartford Public Library in Hartford.  Hewins was dismayed to discover a scarcity of children's materials in the library and spent considerable time and resources to develop a children's collection. She also partnered with local schools so that children would have better access to library materials.  Hewins died at her home in Hartford.

( Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame / February 26, 2013 )

Hewins was a librarian who is considered to be a pioneer in library services for children, according to the Hartford Courant. She was a librarian at the Hartford Young Men's Institute, now known as the Hartford Public Library in Hartford. Hewins was dismayed to discover a scarcity of children's materials in the library and spent considerable time and resources to develop a children's collection. She also partnered with local schools so that children would have better access to library materials. Hewins died at her home in Hartford.

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