THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF BIG FIELD IN THE YEARS 1930 BY THE PAGES OF THE MAGAZINE FOLHA DA SERRA
ABSTRACT The objective of this research is to analyze the campaign for the creation, implantation and operation of the Campo Grande Public Library, south of Mato Grosso, in the 1930s, propagated in the pages of Revista Folha da Serra (RFS, 1931-1940). The relationship between RFS and the emergence of the Campo Grande Public Library Society, the creator and maintainer of the Library in question, is questioned. With a theoretical-methodological reference anchored in the New Cultural History, the analysis includes the press as an important source of research for the history of education, in an educational perspective beyond the walls of the school (CHARTIER, 1990; CATANI; BASTOS, 2002; BICCAS, 2008). It is concluded that the Public Library implemented by RFS in Campo Grande in the 1930s, with its events, contests and debates influenced new habits, behaviors and knowledge, contributing to the formation and expansion of readers in the region, thus expanding the potential audience of RFS.