The Library Beacon
St. Paul Public Library
THE CHILDREN'S ROOM
'HIS is just a corner of the Children's Room at the Public
Libra^. There are many things in the room besides books to
interest its patrons, 3roung and old. That ship over there
in the far corner, the gift of some friends of the Library, is an
exact reproduction of a German barkentine with every detail worked out.
The only thing omitted is skuppers running with blood. The skuppers
are there but the blood is lacking. Too few pirates available when the
thing was made. However, neither pirates nor cannibals are wholly
wanting; for on the walls are the original canvasses of Meade Schaeffer's
illustrations for Moby Dick which are profuse in just such thrilling thrills.
These pictures were also given to the Children's Room.
In the opposite corner where you can't see it is a glass museum case,
the gift of Mrs. W. W. Skinner, which is used for a series of exhibits,