Annual Report of the Public Library and Art Gallery (1915) by Huddersfield Corporation

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R 2242,

COUNTY BOROUGH OF HUDDERSFIELD

SEVENTEENTH

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

PUBLIC LIBRARY

AND

ART GALLERY.

NOH

YEAR ENDED MARCH 31st, 1918.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE

PuBLic LiBrRARY AND ART GALLERY COMMITTEE.

ALFRED JUEB & SON,LTD.

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To THE COMMITTEE OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ArT GALLERY, HUDDERSFIELD.

Mr. CHAIRMAN AND GENTLEMEN,

I have pleasure in presenting my 6th Annual Report, covering the 12 months ended March 31st, 1915; the 17th submitted.

CENTRAL LIBRARY. LENDING DEPARTMENT.

The number of Volumes in stock in the Central Lending Library is now 30,452, as against 29,399 last year, an increase of 1053.

The replacement of worn out and dirty works of Fiction and Juvenile has been steadily proceeded with, the number of new copies added being 905, making the total number of volumes acquired during the year 1958.

As in previous years, the withdrawn copies have been sent to the Sailors’ Rest, Hull (in connection with the Missions to Seamen) and are acknowledged in grateful terms.

The Subscription to Messrs. W. H. Smith for 100 volumes on loan was terminated in December,

1914.

The Issues from the Central Lending Library were 216,161 as against 210,727 last year, an increase of 5,434 ; the daily average issue being 816 as against 800. Taking into consideration the unprecedented

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condition of affairs existent since the beginning of August last, it is gratifying to note that the volume of work has increased in comparison with the corresponding months of last year; each month since that date, with the exception of November, shewing a greater turnover.

An analysis of the returns shews that from the Ist September, 1914 to 31st March, 1915, of the 70 totals entered under Class Headings, 30 shew increases as against 15 increases in 50 corresponding entries in the preceding 5 months.

August is included in the second division, as during that month last year we were closed a full week for painting and cleaning in consequence of which a decrease of just on 5,000 was recorded, consequently in the normal course an increase is shewn on the full month this year.

The issues in the following classes have declined : Religion and Philosophy, 332 or 14.9 per cent. ; Natural Science, 69, or 3 per cent. ; Fine and Useful Arts, 528, or 6.7 per cent; Biography, 261, or 11 per cent. ;. and Fiction, 723, or 8 per cent., while increases are shewn in Social Science, 25, or 2.3 per cent.; History and Travel, 37, or .7 per cent. ; Literature, 7, and Juvenile.

The increase in the Juvenile Section for this period, amounting to 7,110 (6,380 Fiction and 730 Non-Fiction) or 46 per cent., is a feature to which I would call particular attention,

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We have an excellent and well selected stock of books for Juveniles of 2,809 volumes, of which some 730 are non-fictional. These latter are classified and arranged on the shelves in the same manner as the general non-fictional works in the Library and are, together with the Catalogue of this section issued in 1914, a copy of which was sent to the Head Teacher of each Elementary School in the Borough, an excellent means to a most desirable end, namely, that of attracting the children to and getting them interested in the Public Library and all that it means to them. I

By the use of the Catalogue teachers can direct their scholars to the books they should look for with a view to extending their interest in particular directions and at the same time the collection affords the children freedom of choice over a wide range of

books.

Each school is also supplied with application forms for Borrowers’ Cards for free distribution to scholars leaving school.

It is very desirable that the children should be attracted to the Library, and the methods adopted seem to be working satisfactorily in that direction, judging by the increased use made of this section. My only regret is that owing to limitations of space it is not feasible to extend our activity. What is desirable to fully carry out our purpose is a separate Juvenile Library and Reading Room: the provision of which is impracticable in our present premises.

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Taking the figures for the year, increases are shewn in the following classes: Social Science, 110, or 6.7 per cent.; Fiction, 1,392, or .9 per cent. ; Juvenile, 5,934, or 24.1 per cent.; and Magazines and Biblography, 12, or 1.4 per cent. ; the decreases in the other classes being Religion and Philosophy, 531, or 14.6 per cent.; Natural Science, 45, or 1.2 per cent. ; Fine and Useful Arts, 751, or 5.9 per cent. ; History and Travel, 264, or 3 per cent. ; Biography, 296, or 8.2 per cent. ; and Literature, 127, or 2 per cent. The increase in Juvenile issues shewn above is in Fiction only. Including the Juvenile non- fiction, the increase was 24.5 per cent.

On the whole, the figures are satisfactory, as the details in the foregoing paragraphs indicate; the position during the later months covered by this report shewing an improvement on last year.

The percentage of Fiction issued is 67.7, as against 68.7 last year and is the lowest yet recorded.

The Juvenile Non-Fiction issues for the year were 3,577 as against 2,802, an increase of 775. It is evident that the hope expressed in last year’s report, that the publication of the Juvenile Catalogue, together with the distribution of a copy of the same to each elementary school in the Borough, would result in greater use being made of this side of the Library, is in way of fulfilment.

The largest issues from this department since the opening of the Library have been recorded this

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year, as follows :—1,677 on Saturday March 15th, 1915 ; and 5,303 for the week February 15th to 20th, 1915, giving a daily average of 1,010.

The number of books in embossed type issued to the Blind was 453 (included in Lending Library total) as against 413 last year, and 399 the previous year.

The number of Borrowers’ cards in force is 7,770 against 6,990 last year, an increase of 780. Non-Fiction (extra) cards are held by 613 borrowers, as against 601 last year, an increase of 12; the total number of cards in force being 8,383 against 7,591, an increase of 792. The number of Juvenile Borrowers, age 11 to 12, is 601 as against 346; the number aged 13 to 15, 1s 695 as against 677 last year.

The number of ratepayer borrowers was 2,362, as against 2,057; non-ratepayers 5,408, as against 4,933. The number of male borrowers was 4,069, as against 3,586 ; female borrowers 3,701, as against 3,404.

The publication of lists of additions in the local papers has been in abeyance for some time owing to general conditions. I hope it will be possible to resume this feature, partially, if not in eztenso, in the near future.

Special lists on various matters have been pre- pared and displayed at the Library and are well used, as also is a guide shewing the location numbers in the Classification scheme of the Countries involved in the War, and related topics.

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FACILITIES TO TEACHERS.

The Teachers’ Special Tickets in force number 70, as against 64 last year; the issues on these have been 467, as against 617 last year.

At Almondbury the numbers are :—tickets 3, last year 2; issues 22, last year 42.

A COMPARATIVE TABLE

shewing the number of books in stock, the total issues, daily averages, and number of borrowers each year since the opening of the Library, is given herewith. It will be noted that the total issues from this department from the opening of the Library to the end of March last was 2,970,753.

Books in Books Daily Av. No.of Stock. Issued. Issue. Borrowers April 22nd, 1898 .. 4890 March 31st, 1899 .. 7124 97015 386 4584 “4 1900 .. 93860 115248 438 4298 1901 .. 11188 128914 493 4418 a 1902. .. 13252 141945 548 4497 Pn 1903 .. 14771 156478 598 5202 1904 .. 16567 1643826 627 5269 5 1905 .. 18806 177665 663 5489 5 1906 .. 19593 183645 686 5742 5 1907 .. 20701 180152 678 5523 1908 .. 22004 186546 691 5631 i 1909 .. 22995 190007 722 6274 1910 .. 24489 194732 735 6046 “5 1911 .. 25807 202385 752 6518 i 1912 .. 27076 206502 777 6623 1913 .. 28263 218305 824 6753 5 1914 .. 29399 210727 800 6990 1915 .. 30452 216161 816 7770

Total issues .. “is .. 2970753

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REFERENCE LIBRARY.

The number of Volumes now in stock in the Reference Library is 7,272, as against 6,965 last year, an increase of 307. The number of works consulted was 15,280, as against 14,717, an increase of 563. From the table given below, it will be seen that the issue in this Department has doubled since 1910, and with a continuance of the policy of steadily increasing the stock, together with the greater facility in finding and consulting the books resulting on their classification, re-arrangement and numbering, there is every prospect of still greater use being made of it ; though it must be pointed out that it is becoming more and more difficult to find shelving accommodation for new works.

COMPARATIVE TABLE.

March Stock. Issues. March Stock. Issues. 3lst 1899 1104 1765 3ilst 1908 4909 7843 » 1900 1509 1770 sy 1909 4977 7966

» 1901 1649 1765 » 1910 5464 7506 » 1902 2175 1808 » 1911 5807 9251 » 1903 3034 2458 » 1912 6208 9220 » 1904 3839 3975 » 1913 6658 9510 » 1905 4298 3574 » 1914 6965 14717 » 1906 4321 5062 » 1915 7272 15280 » 1907 4663 6947

PATENT LIBRARY.

The number of Specifications and Journals consulted was 704, as against 962; the number of persons using this department being 107, as against 154 last year.

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Here again the need for more room is apparent, as with the space now available, it is not possible to shelve or store specifications exceeding a period of 15 years. As they exceed this date removal is necessary, and searchers have to be content with the abridgements for particulars of Patents of older date.

ALMONDBURY BRANCH.

The number of Volumes in stock at the Almondbury Branch Library is 2,603, as against 2,475, an increase of 128. The issues during the 12 months were 6,204 (the highest total recorded since the opening of the Branch), as against 5,445, an increase of 759. Last year’s figures shewed a decrease of 403, the decline being in Fiction and Juvenile Literature. This year both classes shew increases, and here, as at the Central Library, the use made of the Juvenile Section has largely improved, 613 more volumes having been issued than last year.

The number of Borrowers is 208, as against 180, of whom 4 hold non-fiction cards. Juvenile

borrowers, aged 11 and 12, number 38 against 28 last year, the number aged 13 to 15 is 24, as against 23.

The Combined Total of books issued and consulted at the Central Lending, Refer- ence, and Patent Libraries, and the Almondbury Branch Library for the year was 238,349, as against 231,851, an increase of 6,498. Total Issue from all departments since the opening of the

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Libraries 17 years ago, 3,139,290. The Total Stock of books in all departments (exclusive of Patent Library) is now 40,327, as against 38,839, an increase of 1,488.

BINDING.

The number of volumes sent to the binders for re-binding was 1,851, for re-casing 8, and mis- cellaneous (re-backing, etc.) 93. In addition some thousands of minor repairs were carried out by the

staff.

Last year 1,314 volumes were re-bound and 20 re-cased.

For the School Libraries 283 volumes were sent for re-binding, as against 162 dealt with last year.

SCHOOL LIBRARIKS.

On p. 20 is given a table shewing the issues for the 12 months from the 37 boxes in the 28 Elementary Schools to which books are supplied. The Total issue was 33,548, as against 33,631 last year. The stock of books is 2,102.

On the return of the boxes, in July last, the contents were thoroughly overhauled, the re-binding noted above attended to, a large amount of repairing, re-labelling, etc., carried out and 252 volumes to replace worn out and dirty books were ordered, prepared for issue, and put into circulation.

All administrative work is carried out by the Librarian and staff at the Central Library, the cost

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of renewals, stationery, and other materials being charged to the Education Committee whose property the School Libraries are.

ART GALLERY.

The following Exhibitions have been on view during the 12 months—The 22nd Annual Exhibition of the Huddersfield Art Society, April lst to May 2nd, 1914 (part period); Permanent Collection (Oil Paintings and Water Colours) May 23rd to August 15th; The 8th Autumn Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Water Colours (Artists’ Contributions, by in- vitation) September 10th to November 28th; Exhibition of Etchings and Engravings, January 2nd to February 13th, 1915; and the 23rd Annual Exhibition of the Huddersfield Art Society, opened on March 18th.

The number of visitors was as follows :—

Art Society, April Ist to May 2nd, 44

weeks, (part period) .. 3690 Permanent Collection, May 23rd _ to August 15th (estimated) .. .. 2555 Autumn Exhibition, September 10th to November 28th, 113 weeks .. 9150

Exhibition of Etchings and Engravings, January 2nd to February 13th, 6

weeks .. Sip a .. 4282 Art Society, March 18th to 3lst, 2 weeks (part period) .. es .. 1809

Total a ie .. 20986

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The number of visitors to the Autumn Exhibition was 365 greater than last year’s total, the average weekly number being 796. Two pictures were sold.

The Exhibition of Etchings was the first of its kind to be held in the Gallery, and was a source of much interest. Six of the Exhibits were sold.

The usual Opening Ceremony of the Huddersfield Art Society’s Exhibition was this year dispensed with, it being felt undesirable to hold it under the circumstances of the time. In its stead the use of the Gallery was granted to the Society on Wednesday, March 17th for a private view, the Exhibition being thrown open to the public on the following day.

The three oil paintings mentioned in last year’s report are still on loan to the Blackpool Art Gallery

Committee.

No additions of Oil Paintings or Water Colours have been made to the Permanent Collection during

the year by purchase. One gift has been received, a water colour, “‘ Chapel of Edward the Confessor,

Westminster Abbey,” by the late Miss Annie Wood, bequeathed by the artist.

The Collection of Turner Engravings “ England and Wales” has been increased by the purchase of 27 prints. These have been framed in similar manner to those previously presented. The number of prints in the collection is now 82, leaving 20 to be still acquired to complete the set.

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STAFF.

One change on the staff has taken place this year, Athol Vickerman, junior assistant, resigning to take up a position under the Education Committee. In his place Harry Townend was appointed.

At the Library Association Examinations, held in May, 1914, Mr. Goulden was successful in passing Section III. Classification (and now holds four certificates), and Mr. Boardman in Section VI., Library Routine.

GENERAL.

The resignation, on account of leaving the town, of Mr. T. K. Mellor, F.R.A.S., who had been a co-opted member of the Committee since 1903, was tendered in September of last year and accepted with regret.

Mr. J. H. Dransfield, LL.B. and Mr. R. A.

Hopkinson were added to the Committee as co-opted members.

A slight outbreak of fire occurred in May, 1914 among some waste paper at the bottom of the stair- case near the lift. No damage was done.

Certain recommendations were made to the Estate Office in connection with this matter with a view to minimising the risks of a further outbreak. Correspondence was continued until the end of September, but beyond the provision of an electric lamp, to obviate the use of naked lights (one of the recommendations), nothing has been carried out.

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Two portable fire extinguishers have been pro- vided for the Library and Art Gallery by the Chief Constable in accordance with a resolution of the

Finance Committee dated August 14th, 1914.

The Chief Constable wrote on 10th February last drawing attention to the necessity of the pro- vision of blinds, which were accordingly obtained and

fixed.

Reference must again be made to the pressing need for a building with greater accommodation. All departments suffer in this respect, consequently at busy times the work is carried on under conditions difficult alike to staff and borrowers.

I am, Gentlemen,

Yours obedient servant,

FREDK. C. COLE,

Librarian and Curator.

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TABLE I.—Shewing the number of volumes in the Libraries at March 31st, 1914, the number added during the year, the number transferred, and the total number at March 31st, 1915.

I LENDING

Class. c= Ges A. Religion and Philosophy .. -. 1650 _B. Social Science 2 -. 1197 'C. Natural Science... a .. 1388 I D. Fine and Useful Arts . 3139 K. History, Geography, and Travel 3596 _F. Biography .. 2053 _G. Language, Liter ature, ana: Poetry 9390 H. Fiction ee bs ak .' 10519 J. Juvenile... wer D735 Magazines and Bibliography ..' 802

LIBRARIES.

I I I ALMONDBURY. Trans. to /Total at Mar.| March 3lst, ste No. added a ea

No. ndded. ‘Almondbury.| 1915. 1914. inc.transfers.| 31st, 1915.

1701 102 1 I 103 63 1258 65 I 4 69 42 1429 177 4 -. 181 10 6 l

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150 3287, 184 194 193 3789 354 360 64.0, 2117 260 I 261 94... 2414 226 1. 226 320 .. I 10839 886 95 74) 2809 221 7 be 809

I 981 298

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Totals .. 45 ey

REFERENCE LIBRARY.

6965

307 I .. I 7272 I

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TABLE II.—Shewing the number and classification of the volumes issued during the year 1914-15. CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY.

April, 1914 .. May, J June, a6 July, sia August, September, os October, ; November, a December, a January, 1915. February, ve March,

Totals ...

Class per centage

Last year

Almondbury

Last year...

Central Library open 265 days. Almondbury Branch open on 99 days.

A

252 247 250 224 247

.| 292 I 248

222 293 295 296

1g I 3643 1-7 22

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b 126 142 110 97 141 135 169 163 145 175 156 177

13112 aes Booed 11959 I 8596

sae ta 8860

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C |; D HK 309 I 988) 605 341 I 1015 I 667 308 I 863 I 595 244 I 934) 610 266 I 872 I 710 294 889) 714 298 I 11383 I 854 312 I 922 I 732 277 I 935 I 733 341 I 1146, 831 348 I 1108 I 763 342 I 1154 782

68 I 50 I 247

76| 2538

I 7) 40

is I 60} 42

KF 254 291 195 217 232 266 313 312 268 312 315 314

3289 I 6119,

G 505 462 387 407 361 492 650 518 605 612 532 588

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3585 I 6246 144924

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70

Last year, 263} days. Last year, on 99 days.

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69

H 11728 12442 10848 11666 12505 12072 13388 11949 11281 13489 11929

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2053

2221 1931 1879 2345 2185 2853 2754 2891 3133 2786 3445

146316 "30476

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REFERENCE LIBRARY.

In the Reference Library 15280 volumes were consulted during the same period. Last year 14717. In the Patent Library 704 Specifications and Journals were consulted. Last year 962.

14:0

11°7 1800

1187

*Note—Juv. Non-fiction is now counted in under respective class headings.

K 52 42 46 57 46 61 68 71 83 94 131 127

Totals 16866 17875 15530 16361 17702 17355 20018 17981 17440 20426 18363 20244

878 I 216161 816

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2

100

D. Av 865 777

730 704 805 807 . 834 817 820 888 874 871

"866 210727 I 800

100 6204

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5445 I 55

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TABLE III.—Shewing the Total Annual Issues in each Class, and each Department.

1486 1404 1416 1541 2193 2794 2777 2942 2844 2981. 2958 3413 3826. 3551 3575, 3643 3112

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B 536. 506 687 645, 728 1248) 1286 1552 1723 2292 2073. 1874! 1720, 1755 1684 1626

1736

CENTRAL LENDING

1491. 2795 1673 3116 1692 3801 1853: 5364 2202 6693 2545 7700 2776 9168 2936 9311 2323 8837 2082’ 9607 2459 9093 2695. 9223 3202 10825 3541111745 3687/11871 3825)12710

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4012! 4891 5121 5028 5645 6031) 6291 6624 6481) 6450) 6875 6486) 7703; 8739; 8763 8860 8596

FG 2377 2469 2620 2850) 3090 3048 3448) 4063 4756 4947) 5174, 5019,

1865 1971 2312 2551 2860 2702 2870 3017 3117 3157 3511 3099 3611 5624 4013 5665 3607| 5573 3585) 6246 3289 1g

LIBRARY.

H 71377 88049 99162 108380 113837 115953 123459 126653 123408 126682 130187 135340 140172 143259 149257 144824 146316

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11025 11073 11922 13216

17497 21204 24370

26762 26890 25196 23626 29687 24542 30476

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1733: 1101) 1220: 25211, 1336: 25735 27296

51 96 517

928

1052

915. 684 506) 608 601 866 878

Total. ‘D. Av'

97015| 115248, 128914 141945 156478 164326 177665

180152 186546 190007, 194732 202385 206502 218305 210727 216161

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438 493 548 598 627 663 I 686 678 691 735 752 1717 824 800 816

I Alm'nd-

Branch.) Library,

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Refer- I ance Patent I

bury ‘Library:

1765... 1770... 1765. 1808... 2458 +736 3975 880, I 3574 676, 5062, 576 6947, 924 7843' 1002 7966, 1381 7506. 1231 9251) 1598 5129| 9220) 1178 5848| 9510: 93] 962 620415280 704

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*782 5176 4470 3871 3695, 4181

* Almondbury Branch opened February, 1906. + Patent Library transferred from the Town Hall, July, 1902.

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TABLE IV.—Shewing the Sex and Ages of Borrowers.

CENTRAL. _| _ ALMONDBURY.

Ordinary I Non-Fiction Ordinary Non-Fiction Cards. Cards. Cards. Cards.

(A.) Number of Ratepayers... 2s) 2362 257 37 1 Number of Non-Ratepayers 4 .. 5408 356 171 3 |, 7770 613 208 4 Totals he —

I 8383 212

Total number of Tickets in force .. nds 8595

(B.) Number of Males es A ‘4 Se 4069 81 Number of Females aa a a 3701 < 127

Totals .. i 4s 7770 4 208 65

(C.) Ages of Borrowers only) :— 11 to 12 a ; 4 sg 601 us 38 4 13 to 15 bg i ne I 695 Me. 24 Ne 16 to 20 ss a I 958 cs 21 &% 21 to 30 Bak Chae’. sa 1000 se 21 = 31 to 40 ay ey ae a4 oe 348 is 10 ne 41 to 60 is 22 fA 177 5 2

Not stated st Li oF ig 1593 ae I 54 se

Totals .. a 5408 171

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES ISSUES,

April Ist. 1914, to March 31st, 1915.

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SCHOOLS.

Bradley National Crosland Moor Council Crosland Moor National Deighton Council Lindley National Lockwood National Longwood National Lowerhouses C. FE. Moldgreen C. E. Newsome National Outlane Council Paddock Council Spring Grove Council Woodhouse National

BOYS.

Berry Brow Council Goitfield Council! Moldgreen Council Mount Pleasant Council Oakes Council

Paddock National? Stile Common Council

GIRLS.

Berry Brow Council Moldgreen Mount Pleasant Council Oakes Council‘ ..

Paddock National Spark Hall Council

Totals

1. No books circulated June, 1914. 1 ber, 1914. 8. No report for June, 1914, 4. No report for April, 1914.

Stile Common Council ..

ISSUES. : aoe ee I Fiction. Totals. ] 215 643 858 2 183 885 I 1068 ] 199 684: 883 ] 257, 685 942 2 I 732 1993 . 2725 1 300 I 757 1057 ] 227 695 I 922 1 I 149 437° 586 ] 179 557 736 l 357 740° 1097 1 458 988 I 1446 3 I 352 1572 1924 2 I 1003 I 1737 I 2740 ] 300 I 800 I 1100 1 272 746 1018 l 64 155 219 iy al 235 I 872 I 1107 I 9 319 I 1498 I 1817 2 I 579 1496 2075 l 144 401 I 545 l 496 892 I 1388 l 108 I 472! 580 1 147 I 729, 876 2 151 I 1055 1206 2 177 I 1576 I 1753 ] 374 772. 1146 ] 70 I 517 l 289 I 928 I 1217 ..| 37 I 8336 125212

2. No reports for May, June and Decem-

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LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS IN READING ROOMS.

* Presented. Issued from the Lending Library, as books, after with- drawal from the Reading Rooms.

R Bound and placed in the Reference Library.

Board of Trade Journal. Braille Literary Journal.

A Almondbury. + Sent to Almondbury after use at the Central. DAILIES. * British Architect. Birmingham Daily Post. + British Australasian. Daily Chronicle. British Weekly. do. Builder. Daily Citizen. Bystander. Daily Dispatch. Canada. Daily Graphic. eA do. do. Christian World. Daily Mail. Chums. Daily News. A do. do. * Civil Service Candidate. Daily Telegraph. Clarion. do. * Clark’s Educator. Financial Times. * Common Cause. Freeman’s Journal. * Contractors’ Record. Huddersfield Chronicle. * Co-operative News. do. Country Life. Huddersfield Examiner. Economist. do. Electrical Engineering. Leeds Mercury. Electrical Review. do. +* Electrician. Liverpool Post. Engineer. Manchester Courier. Engineering. Manchester Evening News. + English Mechanic. Manchester Guardian. Era. Newcastle Chronicle. Everyman. Scotsman. A do. Sheffield Telegraph. Exchange and Mart. Standard. Factory Times. Times. Farm and Home. do. Field. Westminster Gazette. Gardeners’ Chronicle. Yorkshire Daily Observer. Gardening. do. A do. Yorkshire Evening News. Gentlewoman. _ do. Graphic. Yorkshire Evening Post. Guardian. do. Halifax Courier. Yorkshire Post. Hospital. do. R Huddersfield Chronicle. WEEKLIES. A do. Amateur Photographer. R Huddersfield Examiner. Athenzum. A do.

Illustrated London News. India.

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Journal of the Roval Society of Arts

Labour Leader. do. A Ladies’ Field. Lady. do. A Lady's Pictorial. *

Machinery. Motor Traction. Municipal Journal. Musical News. Nation. National Insurance Gazette. Nature. New Age. New Statesman. Newcastle Chronicle. Notes and Queries. Practical Engineer. I do. Public Opinion. I Punch. I do. Queen. I Saturday Review. School Government Chronicle. Schoolmaster. Schoolmistress. Sketch. t+ Social Gazette. South Africa. Spectator. Sphere. * do. Tatler. Teachers’ Aid. Textile Mercury. Truth. do. A Work. * do. Worker. do. A World. Yorkshire Weekly Post. A MONTHLIES. Agricultural Economist. * Animal World. Animals’ Friend. Architectural Review. * Army List. Badminton Magazine. R Blackwood’s Magazine. Board of Trade Labour Gazette. Book Monthly. Bookman. R Boy’s Own Paper. L British Esperantist, L

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Captain. Cassell’s Magazine. do. Century. Chambers’s Journal. do. Chemical Engineering. — Children’s Magazine. Christadelphian. Church Gazette. Clerk. Cold Storage. Connoisseur. Contemporary Review. Cook’s Traveller’s Gazette. Co-partnership. Cornhill Magazine. Dyer. Educational Review. Educational Times. Engineering Review. English Review. Englishwoman. Epoch. Esperanto. Ethical World. Fortnightly Review. Gas and Oil Power. Girl’s Own Paper. Harper’s Magazine. Highway. Hosiery Trade Journal. Insurance Agent and Insurance Review. Journal of the Board of Agriculture. Jus Suffragii. Knowledge. Lady’s Realm. do. Liberator. Literary Guide. Literary World. do. London Magarine. do. Machine Woodworker. Matron. Musical Herald. Musical Times. Musicians’ Report and Journal. Nash’s Magazine. National Home Reading Union :— General Course Magazine. Special Course Magazine. Young People’s Magazine. Naturalist. Nineteenth Century. North American Review.

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Our Animal Brothers. Patents and British Machinist. Pearson’s Magazine. do. Plumber and Decorator. Plumbing Trade Journal. Returns of Deaths of Seamen. Review of Reviews. do. Revuo. Round World. St. Nicholas. Scribner’s Magazine. Shoe Manufacturer’s Monthly. Strand Magazine. do. Studio. Sunday at Home. Textile Manufacturer. Textile Recorder. Universal Patents Bureau Sales Journal. University Correspondent. War and Peace. Wide World. Windsor Magazine. do. Wings. Wireless World. Woman at Home. do. World’s Work. Y.M.C.A. Record. Young England. Zoophilist.

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BI-MONTHLY. British Printer. QUARTERLIES. Bible Student. do. Bird Notes and News. Candid Quarterly Review. Church Quarterly Review. Economic Journal. Edinburgh Review. Eugenics Review. Herald of Health. Hibbert Journal. Political Quarterly. Progress. Quarterly Review. Sociological Review. Socialist Review. HALF-YEARLY. Journal of Roman Studies.

Raitway TIME TABLES—Brad- shaw. The following* :—Cam- brian, Furness, Glasgow and South-Western, Great Central, Great Eastern, Great Northern, Great Western, Highland, Lan- cashire and Yorkshire, London and North-Western, London and South-Western, London Brighton and South Coast, Metropolitan, Midland, North British, North- Eastern, South Eastern.

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DONORS OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND PERIODICALS.

ACCOUNTANTS and Auditors. Society of, London. In- porated Accountants’ Year Book, 1914-1915.

Mrs. L. L.. Ilfracombe. From poverty: to power ; by James Allen.

ANDREWS and Co.. Durham. Durham University Calendar, 1914-1915.

ARMSTRONG. C. W. (the Author). Mystery of existence.

AustrRaLia. High Commissioner for, London. Australia to-day. 1914. Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia. No. 7, 1901-1913.

BENNETT and (Co... Birmingham. Bennett’s Business Directory, Northern Counties. 1914.

Bissy and Sons, Liverpool. Bibby’s Annual, 1914.

BRITISH Museum Trustees. Catalogue of the cretaceous flora, pt. 1. Catalogue of Cuneiform tablets (Supp.) Catalogue of engraved British portraits, v. 4. Wall Decorations of Egyptian Tombs. Supplementary catalogue of Hindi books.

Buxton Road Wesleyan Sunday School, Huddersfield. Historic Sketch and Centenary Celebrations, 1812-1912. Catrns, Dr. D. L.. Huddersfield. Outlines of classification

of plants ; by Dr. K. Groebel. Shakespeare characters ; by C. C. Clarke. Shakespeare key ; by C. & M. C. Clarke.

(‘AMBRIDGE : University Correspondence College. Calendar, 1914-1915. CANADA, High Commissioner for, London. Canada Year

Book, 1913. Dominion of Canada: Report of the

Department of Trade and Commerce, parts 1 and 2, 1913-1914.

CANADIAN Government Emigration Agent, Liverpool. Opportunities in Canada. (6 copies). CARTER-Jepson Publishing Co., Ltd., London. The Export Merchant Shippers. 2 vols.

City and Guilds Institute, London. Department of Technology ; Programme, 1914-1915; Report, 1913- 1914.

CRANE, Crane and Co., London. London and Provincial directory and buyer’s guide, 1914-15.

“THE Kconomist,” London. Report of the International

Commission to inquire into the causes and conduct of the Balkan Wars.

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Firtu, J., Huddersfield.. Meteorological Office Weather Reports, 1910-1914. .

Gorpon,:E. A. (the author). The Temples of the Orient and their message.

-J. (the. author). Bradford’s first freeman: Sir Henry Mitchell.

Hopess, Figgis,-and Co., Ltd., Dublin. Dublin University Calendar, 1914-1915, 2 vols.

HUDDERSFIELD: Borough Treasurer. Abstract of accounts for the year ended March 1914.

HUDDERSFIELD :.Chief Constable. Criminal and miscellan- eous statistical returns, 1913.

HUDDERSFIELD : Inspector of Weights and Measures. Report for the year ending March 31st, 1914.

HUDDERSFIELD : Secretary of Education. Report for the year ended 9th November, 1914.

HUDDERSFIELD: Chamber of Commerce. The City of Pretoria and districts. London County Council accounts in abstract, 1912-1913. Also: Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom. Diplomatic and Consular Reports, published by the Foreign Office. Treaty Series. Bulletin des Douanes. The International Customs Journal, etc. (all periodically).

HUDDERSFIELD ‘Industrial Society. Co-operative Wholesale Societies, Ltd., Annual for 1915.

HUDDERSFIELD Textile Society. Journal, 1913-1914.

HuMANITARIAN League, London. Killing for sport ; ed. by H. 8. Salt.

JuBB, Alfred, Huddersfield. The Woollen Thread ; by C. Vickerman.

LEAMINGTON: Town Council. Warwick and Leamington ; by G. Morley and E. W. Haslehust. (2 copies).

Lee, Philip H., Huddersfield. Huddersfield Girls’ College : Distribution of prizes, August 8th, 1879. Huddersfield Sunday School Centenary Memorial, 1880.

LEEDS University : Seton, R. S., B.Sc. Agricultural experi- ments reports, Nos. 89, 90, 91, 92, and 93. (Phts.)

LEEDS University Senate. University of Leeds Calendar, 1914-1915.

Lonpon College of Music. Syllabuses and. prospectus, 1915.

McCiymont, J. author). Characters in outline. Land of false delight. Metrical romances and ballads.

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MacDownacp and Co., Edinburgh. English directory and gazetteer, 1915, 2 vols.

MackIE, P. J. (the author). A Reply to Mr. Balfour’s ‘** and Home Rule.” (Pht.)

Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Co., Ltd., London. Year book of wireless telegraphy, 1914.

MATHER and Crowther. Ltd., London. Practical advertising, 1915.

MATTHEWS and Co., Ltd., London. Matthews’ Manual of nursing homes and hydros, 1914.

Moopy and Co., London. London and County Trades’ Directory, 1914.

“THE Nation,” London. Liberal Party and a_ second chamber. (4 phts.)

NATIONAL Union of Teachers, London. Report for 1914, and List of Members for 1913.

NEW Zealand Government Statistician, Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand Official Year Book, 1913.

J., Huddersfield. Co-operative Wholesale Societies, Ltd., Annual for 1915.

Our Animal Brothers’ Guild, Bristol. Our Animal Brothers, vol. 9, 1914.

Paton, J. and J., London. Paton’s List of schools and tutors, 1914.

PauL, Stanley, and Co.. London. German Spies in England ; by W. Le Queux, (2 copies). PEACE Society, London. Mr. Carnegie on ‘‘ Universal (20 copies). Reavine : Town Clerk. Residential guide to Reading. (4 copies). Royat Colonial Institute, London. Our just cause : facts about the War for ready reference.

Royat (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh. Calendar, 1914-1915.

Insurance Co., Ltd., Liverpool. Record of Sports, 9th edition.

RoyaL Society of Arts, London. History of the Royal Society of Arts ; by Sir H. T. Wood.

SELLS, Ltd., London. Newcastle and Gateshead Chamber of Commerce Year Book and Commercial Directory, 1914. Twentieth century impressions of Canada ; by F. J. Boam.

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SHEFFIELD Public Libraries Committee and the Compilers. Descriptive catalogue of the Charters, rolls, deeds, pedigrees, etc., forming the Jackson Collection. SHortT, Sir Frank, R.A., P.R.E. (the author). Etchings and engravings. SouTHPorT : Town Clerk. Official Guide. (Pht.) 2 copies. STuBBs’ Publishing Co., London. Stubbs’ Directory, 1914. TrEstimony Publishing Co., Chicago, U.S.A. The Funda- mentals, vol. 11. Town and County Directories, Ltd., Edinburgh. Halifax, Huddersfield and district trades directory, 1914-1915.

TRADES’ Directories, Ltd., Edinburgh. North-Eastern Counties of England trades directory, 1914.

College of Music, London. Calendar, 1915.

WATKINSON, J., Huddersfield. Tales from ‘* Blackwood.’’ 12 vols.

Newspapers and periodicals presented regularly :—

By Councillor E. A. Beaumont, “ Jus Suffragii.”’ » Mr. F. Clarkson, ‘‘ Esperanto,” ‘“‘ La Revuo.”’ ,, Committee of the W.T.A.U., per Mrs. Denham, ‘“‘ » Mr. J. S. Crowther, ‘‘ The Clerk.” » Mr. T. Haworth, ‘ Musicians’ Report and Journal.” » Mr. J. Heywood, ‘* The Christadelphian.”’

,, Huddersfield Chamber of Commerce, ‘‘ Board of Trade Labour Gazette.”’

» Huddersfield Group, British Esperanto Association, “The British Esperantist.”’ », Miss Parratt, ‘‘ Animal World.”’

», Mrs. Studdard, ‘ Englishwoman,” ‘‘ Women’s Suftrage, The Common Cause.”’

», Miss Tolson, ‘‘ The Round World.”’ », Mrs. Woodhead, Slaithwaite, ‘‘ Herald of

Note.—The other periodicals marked * in the List on pages 21-23 are presented by the Publishers or Proprietors.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Lithograph ; by Peace Sykes. Presented by Mr. D. McLellan, Huddersfield.

PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORTS.

Annual Reports from a number of Public Libraries have been received, and are hereby acknowledged.

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COUNTY BOROUGH OF HUDDERSFIELD. Public Library and Art Gallery Fund Account for the year ended March 3lst, 1915.

Bia: INCOME. 2. ay. dd To Balance brought forward from last Venr's Account: fo cca es 1) 1) 7 Rate of Id. in the £ for the vear ...... 2050 O

EXPENDITURE. LIBRARY. £8: Salaries and Wages .................. Furniture, Fittings and Repairs ...... 40 17 Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 83 13 Rent, Rates, Taxes and MV 33 as 210 19 Fuel Ane. Lighting pees ere 9 118 4 INSUPANCE Oh eee Be eS 8 10 New Books and Binding ............ 621 12

Newspapers and Periodicals .......... 116 10 Salaries and Wages :— 7 Subscriptions to Societies ............ 7 14 Contributed by J. F. Ramsden, Esq.

Cleaning Materials, Librarian’s Dis- towards Caretaker's Wages as agreed 2 bursements and Miscellaneous .... 35 13 7 Sale of Vouchers, Catalogues, ete. .... 59 16 » eee PRES DG: ca ea FEO: D6 ART GALLERY. Interest: 6s 5 weeds eS 30 5 4

Salaries and. Wages oi 100 12 2 Fn 244 3 3 Furniture and Fittings .............. 316 Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 65 4 6 Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 50 19 2

Fuel:and Lighting 5 ose 65.26) 16 I Mes ; Purchase of Pictures 22] 6 I Commission on Sales of Pictures ...... 216

Framing Pictures: 22 224 17 3 Sales of Catalogues 6 5 a Selecting and Hanging Pictures........ 273: 3 8 Pe 8 16 5 2 8 7

LIBRARY.

a MF 30 ID Hd Ie

ART GALLERY.

Collection and Carriage of Pictures .... 47 ein ere ence aes 12

Curator’s Disbursements, Hire of I ALMONDBURY BRANCH LIBRARY. Plants ts RSs prolate a 5 14 4

ee 364 17 3| Interest on Investments ............ 33 6 8

ALMONDBURY BRANCH LIBRARY. Fines, Vouchers, etc. ................ 3.17 10 Cae CORA OMS 30 14 Newspapers and Magazines ....... 2112 9 Fuel, Lighting, Rates and Miscellaneous 23 2 2

£2351 15 9 £2351 15 9

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