Reference room, circa 1920
10 January 1920
The American Library in Paris Archival Collection
Atrum post bellum, ex libris lux
10 March 1920

Children’s room

Children reading at 10, rue de l'Elysée.

Story Hour, a distinctively American import in French libraries, becomes a popular activity among young patrons. Claire Huchet, a French librarian trained in San Francisco and London, inaugurates Story Hour in November 1923, recounting three tales for the occasion: “The Three Wishes,” by Mme de Beaumont; a Provençal fairy tale; and Grimm’s classic “The Little Brother and the Little Sister.”