Annual Report of the Public Library and Art Gallery (1916) by Huddersfield Corporation

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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 7th Annual Report, covering the 12 months ended March 31st, 1916; the 18th submitted.

The Combined Total of books issued and consulted at the Central Lending, Reference, and

Patent Libraries, and the Almondbury Branch Library for the year was 238,915, as against 238,349, an increase of 566. (See Table III., page 19).

Under present conditions, and following an increase of 6,498 last year, such a result can only be regarded as most satisfactory in all respects. The great majority of Public Libraries during the past two years have reported considerable decreases in all departments.

The Total Issue from all departments since the opening of the Libraries, 18 years ago, 1s 3,378,185.

The Total Stock of books in all departments (exclusive of Patent Library) is now 40,626, as against 40,327, an increase of 299. (Table I., page 17).

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CENTRAL LIBRARY. LENDING DEPARTMENT.

The number of Volumes in stock in the Central Lending Library is now 30,395, as against 30,452, a decrease of 57. 732 new books have been added during the year; as against 1,058 last year ; the decrease in the net total being due to the transfer of 29 vols. to the Almondbury Branch, and the with- drawal of 760 worn out books, which, being out of print, have been written off. The number of books coming under this category is on the increase and the proportion of replacements as against new and recent works will become higher than has hitherto been the case.

In addition to the new works above noted, 221 worn out volumes have been replaced, making the total number added during the year 953 ; and where necessary replacement is being proceeded with as secondhand and remainder copies can be obtained. The withdrawn copies have mostly been sent to the Sailors’ Rest, Hull (in connection with the Missions to Seamen) where they are gratefully received, and distributed amongst the boats.

The Issues from the Central Lending Library were 215,636, as against 216,161, a decrease of 525 ; the daily average issue being 807, as against 816. (See Table II., page 18).

The following classes shew decreases: Religion and Philosophy, 108, or 3.4 per cent.; Fine and

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Useful Arts, 464, or 3.9 per cent. ; History and Travel, 382, or 4.4 per cent. ; Biography, 119, or 3.6 per cent. ; Literature and Poetry, 105, or 1.7 per cent. ; Fiction, 8,013, or 5.5 per cent. ; increases being recorded in Social Science, 310, or 17.8 per cent.; Natural Science, 41, or 1.1 per cent. ; Juvenile, 7,849, or 25.7 per and Magazines and Bibliography, 565, or 64.3 percent. The increase in Class B, Social Science, is probably due to interest in International Relations and Law, Naval and Military Administration and kindred subjects being stimulated by the War; and in Class K, Magazines, &c., for the same reason, greater use has been made of the reviews, which after withdrawal from the Reading Rooms, are issued from the Lending Library in the same way as books. It is rather surprising that in Class E, History and Travel, a decrease is shewn. A large number of works upon the War and the Countries involved have been added, a list of which has been printed and distributed, copies also being displayed at the Library, and these books have been extensively used. It is encouraging to note the sustained increase in the use of the Juvenile section of the Library, a matter to which I drew attention at some length in last year’s report. That the children are becoming more and more attracted to, and interested in, the Library and all that it means to them, is shewn both by the larger issues in this section and the greater number of Juvenile borrowers, and is a hopeful sign for the future. The Juvenile section is most useful as a

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means of training them to make fuller use of the general Library as they become older. An examina- tion of the Class percentages given in Table II, page 18, will reveal that there is very little diminution in the proportion of use of the works in the Non- fiction Classes.

The percentage of Fiction issued is 64.1, the lowest yet recorded, as against 67.7 last year, which was the lowest up to that date. -It should be borne in mind, too, that this percentage is based on the Lending Library issues only, and is relatively much lower when the other departments are taken into consideration. The Juvenile Non-fiction issues for the year were 5,345, as against 3,577.

The number of books in embossed type issued to blind readers was 425 (included in Lending Library total), as against 453 last year and 413 the previous year. The provision of these books is a much appreciated boon.

The number of Overdue books written for during the year was 1,082, and 917 post cards for Bespoken books were sent out.

The number of Borrowers’ cards in force (Table IV., page 20) is 7,659, as against 8,383, a decrease of 724. Non-fiction (extra) cards are held by 566 borrowers, as against 613 last year, a decrease of 47. The number of Juvenile Borrowers, age 11-12, is 706, as against 601; the number aged 13-15 is 749, as against 695.

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The number of ratepayer borrowers is 1,920, as against 2,362 ; Non-ratepayers 5,173, as against 5,408. The number of male borrowers was 3,635, as against 4,069 ; female borrowers 3,458, as against 3,701.

The following Special Lists of Books have been prepared and displayed in the Lending and Refer- ence Libraries and are well used :—The War ; Dyeing, Bleaching, Sizing, etc. ; Textiles and Textile Manu- factures ; The Brontés ; Mexico; Local Government, Town Planning, etc.

“The War”; “Dyeing”; and “ Textiles” Lists, and Lists of Recent Additions, have, by courtesy of the Editors, been published in two of the Local papers, and Reprints obtained. These have been distributed on application at the Lending Library, and have been well taken up. Copies of the two latter have also been sent to the Departments of the Technical College concerned with these subjects, and are there displayed. A Special List on Em- broidery and Art Needlework has also been prepared on request and sent to the Art Department. It is hoped by this means greater use of the books by the Students attending the College may be induced.

An appeal was received in November, 1915, from Mr. A. T. Davies, Board of Education, for books for Civilian Prisoners interned at Ruhleben. From a list of available books which was sent to him, 9 volumes were selected and forwarded.

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ALMONDBURY BRANCH.

The number of Volumes in stock at the Almondbury Branch Library is 2,757, an increase of 31. The Issues during the 12 months were 5,270, as against 5,812, a decrease of 542.

The number of Borrowers is 158, as against 217, of whom 5 hold Non-fiction Cards.

BINDING.

The number of volumes sent to re-bind was 1,412. Last year 2,162 volumes were re-bound.

For the School Libraries 128 volumes were sent for re- binding, as against 217 last year.

SCHOOL LIBRARIES. On page 15 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 by the Education Committee. The Total Issue was 32,473, as against 32,505 last year.

It is to be regretted that a large number of these books are in very dirty condition, the whole stock needing drastic weeding out and replacement. The issue to the children of books in such condition will have, it is to be feared, anything but a good effect upon the handling of books issued from the Public Library to such of them as are borrowers.

ART GALLERY.

The following are the Exhibitions and the attendances during the 12 months :—

Huddersfield Art Society, May 17th to June 24th, 1916, 53 weeks ee ae se 5915

Permanent Collection, and Oil Paintings lent by Mr. Robt. Hopkinson, July 15th to

Jan. 20th, 1917... ... (Estimated) 4577 Lithographs (Senefelder Club), Feb. 3rd_ to March 3rd, 1917, 4 weeks er 3970 Huddersfield Art Society, March ‘24th to March 31st, 1 week (part period) es 1201

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The Exhibition of Lithographs was the result of revival of a proposal for such an Exhibition 12 months earlier, and was justified by results. The attendance was good and much interest was evinced in the works, particularly by people engaged in the Printing and Allied Trades. The framed exhibits were supplemented by prepared litho stones and zines ; drawings and prints from the same, and a litho hand- press. Descriptive notes and a brief bibliography were a feature of the catalogue much appreciated by visitors.

An oil painting “‘ Richmond,”’ by the late J. H. Fearnley, was presented, and two others lent, to the Art Gallery by Mrs. Fearnley.

GENERAL.

In September, 1916, the North Central Library Associa- tion was formed, and the Chairman, (Mr. Councillor Geo. Thomson, J.P.) and myself were appointed to the Council of

this New Branch.

A well attended meeting of this Association was held at Huddersfield in March, the use of the Council Chamber and Reception Room at the Town Hall being granted by the Mayor, Ald. W. H. Jessop, J.P. The subject under dis- cussion was “‘ The Relation of the Public Library to the School.”’

On the closing down of the business of the late Mr. J. E. Shaw, photographer, opportunity was taken to acquire a number of negatives comprising local portraits and views. Prints from these should form the nucleus of an interesting and increasingly valuable collection.

A visitor, detected in the mutilation of a newspaper, was prosecuted, resulting in a fine of 20 shillings and costs.

Owing to paper restriction and with a view to reducing the bulk of this report, the usual List of Donors of books, etc. has been omitted. Forty volumes, fifty-one pamphlets,

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framed facsimile letters respecting services of 2nd W. Yorks. Yeomanry Cavalry, 1848, and a Celestial Globe have been presented during the year, to the Donors of which the thanks of the Committee have been conveyed.

Much gratification was felt at the receipt, on Feb. 16th, of a communication from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trustees, notifying their intention of securing the services of a ‘“‘ Library Expert,’’ who, together with the Secretary (Mr. A. L. Hetherington, M.A.), would pay a visit to Huddersfield to investigate further the application for a library building grant which had been sent to them on behalf of this Committee.

Desirable extensions of the Library’s activities are un- fortunately precluded by the unsuitability and inadequacy of our present premises. Every department suffers from this cramping and condition of overcrowding.

I am, Gentlemen,

Your obedient servant, FREDK. C. COLE,

Librarian and Curator.

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. Magazines and Bibliography ne

TABLE I.—Shewing the number of volumes in the Libraries at March 31st, 1916, the number added during the year, the numbers withdrawn and transferred, and the total at March 31st, 1917.

March 3lst,

1916.

lass.

1766 1314 1453

Religion and Social Science... a Natural Science

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. Fine and Useful Arts... 3354 . History, Geography, and Travel _

3916 2165 2500 I 10349 2762 816

Biography ni na Language, Literature, and Poetry Juvenile .. : ! Totals ey

... 30395

LENDING LIBRARIES.

CENTRAL.

I No. of Trans. to No. added. I

Withdrawals|Almondbury.

20 715 56 103 125 7 By! ce <3 70 2 110 37 43 8 15

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662 143 4

Total at March I March 3lst, 81st, 1917. 1916.

Total at 3lst,

106 81 184 222 379 265 232 1038 250

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1783 1386 1507 3453 4039 2210 2568 10422 I 3 2797 745

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TABLE II.—Shewing the number and classification of the volumes issued during the year 1916-17.

April, 1916 May, June, July, August, September, October, November,

December,

January, 1917.. 302

February, March,

Totals.

A 240 .. 198 282 I 201 .. 238 .. 276 280 288 231

282 I 321

3089 2118

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B 149 122 120 158 158 191 239 239 175 193 175 199

Class per centage 1:4! 1-0

Last year

Almondbury

Last year

(3005 2046 I 3621

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3827.

CENTRAL

C D 270 I 887 304 I 904 312! 797 294 I 786 278 I 713 278 818 393 I 932 359 ; 1014 288 I 827 350 I 1039 324 , 913 377

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1042 10672

LENDING LIBRARY. E F H 636 I 261 I 471 I 11533 613 I 501 I 11450 620} 244] 462 1096] 638 I 206 395 10521 604 I 200} 402 10268 671 I 241 I 484 10654 853 315) 642 11197 904 I 325 623 11738 720 I 268; 524 11007 788 522 705 I 305 I 526 826 344 567

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D. Av 920 749 730 I 703 676 7187 798 860 82] 848 856

874 802

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Central Library open 266 days. Almondbury Branch open on 102 days.

Last year, 266¢ days. Last year, on 99 days.

REFERENCE LIBRARY. In the Reference Library 6755 volumes were consulted during the same period. Last year 7224.

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

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

Year I

ended Mar.

1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915

1916 1917

A 1486 1404 1416 1541 2193 2794 2942 2844 2981 3413; 3826) 3551) 3575 3643 3112 3004 ae

B 536 506 687 645 728 1248) 1286 1552 1723 2292 2073 1874 1720, 1755, 1684. 1626 1736; 2046 2118

CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY.

D 2795 3116 3801 5364 6693 7700 9168 9311) 8837 9607: 2459 9093 2695; 9223 3202:10825 3541 11745: 368711871) 3825)12710: 3680|11959 3721|11495: Seed

1491 1673 1692 1853 2202 2545; 2776 2936 2323 2082

EF 4012] 1865 4891] 1971 5121) 2312 5028, 2551 5645 2860 6031) 2702 6291 2870 3017 6481) 3117 6450 3157 6875, 3511 6486 3099. 7703, 3611 8739 4013 8763, 3607 8860 3585 8596 3289 3170

8214 ! 8578, 3216

G 2377 2469 2620 2850 3090 3048 3448 4063 4756 4947 5174 5019 5624 5665 5573 6246 6119

6014 6119

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H 71377 88049 99162 108380 113837 115953! 123459 126653 123408 126682 130187 135340 140172 143259 149257 144824 146316 138303 136750

J i028 11073 11922 181 13216. 517 17497) 1733 21204! 1101 24370 1220 25211: 1336 25735 928 27296 1052 26762 915 26890 684 25196 506 23626 608 29687 601 24542 866 30476 878 38325 1443 37959| 1222

51 96

97015 115248 128914 141945 156478 164326 177665 183645 180152 186546 190007 194732 202385 206502 218305 210727 216161 215636 213550

K_ I Total. |D. Av

386 438 493 548 598 627 663 686 678 691 722 735 752 777 824 800 816 807 §02

Alm’nd-| Refer- bury ence Branch.| Library

1765 1770 1765 1808 2458 3975 3574) 4642 4337 4827 4959: 4557 5959 6138 5425 7639, 7664. 7224 6755 I

Patent Library

* Almondbury Branch opened February, 1906. 7 Patent Library transferred from the Town Hall, July, 1902.

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TABLE IV. eae: the Sex and pee of Borrowers.

(A.) Number of Ratepayers... a4 Number of Non-Ratepayers

Totals 22

(For Totals in previous years see Compar. Table p. 6).

Total number of Tickets in force

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Totals ..

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61 and over oe Not stated sis a x,

CENTRAL. Ordinary

ALMONDBURY.

Non-Fiction Cards.

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES ISSUES, April Ist, 1916, to March 31st, 1917.

SCHOOLS. ISSUES. MIXED. me Fiction. ; Totals. Bradley National ] 306 I 921 , 1227 Crosland Moor Council 2 332 I 1138 I 1470 Crosland Moor National 1 198 620 818 Deighton Council ] 220 I 942 Lindley National 2 447 I 1448 I 1895 Lockwood National 1 256 802 I 1058 Longwood National 1 152) 665 I 817 Lowerhouses C. E. 1 112 326 438 Moldgreen C. E. ] 225 I 630 I 855 Newsome National! 1 124 385 509 Outlane Council? 1 87 336 I 423 Paddock Council 3 235 I 1720 I 1955 Spring Grove Council 2 692 I 1586 I 2278 Woodhouse National 1 243 774 I 1017 BOYS. Berry Brow Council 1 158 521 679 Goitfield Council® 1 136 I 342 I 478 Moldgreen Council ‘ 1 221 806 I 1027 Mount Pleasant Council 2 441 I 1746 I 2187 Oakes Council .. 2 579 I 1700 I 2297 Paddock National*+ 1 162 458 I 620 Stile Common Council 1 487 I 1134 I 1621 GIRLS.

Berry Brow Council 199 I 656 I 855

1 Moldgreen Council ] 106 I 787 I 893 Mount Pleasant Council cep 22 130 I 1151 I 1281 Oakes Council .. 2% ee 318 I 1837 I 2155 ; wa] 1 1

Paddock National 361 849 I 1210 19 I 234] 253

Spark Hall Council 248 I 985 I 1233

Stile Common Council .

Totals fs 37 7194 25279 32473

No reports sent for January, February, March, 1917. Only five reports sent. Only six reports sent. No report sent for March, 1917.

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LIST OF PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS IN READING ROOMS.

* Presented. 1 Issued from the Lending Library, as books, after with- drawal from the Reading Rooms. R Bound and placed in the Reference Library. F Filed for Reference. A Almondbury. + Sent to Almondbury after use at the Central. DAILIES. I Cambridge Magazine. Birmingham Daily Post. : sites Daily Chronicle. Bes eae eee y « de Christian World. Daily Dispatch. Daily Graphic. ws oct rn ae. Clarion. Daily Mail * Contractors’ Record. Daily: News. * Co-operative News. & ‘do. Country Life. Daily-Telesrach, Economist. _ i eregrapn I F Electrical Review. : 5 ae * icl Financial Times. Si Freeman’s Journal. Huddersfield Examiner. Pou ofa, ac. 1 English Mechanic. ura.

Leeds Mercury. A do. Liverpool Post. Manchester Evening News.

Everyman. A do. ‘xchange and Mart.

Manchester Guardian. Factor y Times. Newcastle Chronicle. Farm and Home. Scotsman. Field. 6 Bs Sheffield Telegraph. Gardeners Chronicle. ‘Times, Gardening. A do. A ‘ do. Westminster Gazette. yentlewoman. Yorkshire Daily Observer. Graphic. do. Guardian. Yorkshire Evening News. Halifax Courier. do. Hospital. Yorkshire Evening Post. R nes Examiner. A do. = ye . Tllustrated London News. ie iy Journal of the Royal Society of Arts ; Labour Leader. A do. WEEKLIES T Ladies’ Field. ; Lady. f Amateur Photographer. A do. Board of Trade Journal Lady’s Pictorial. tr British Australasian. * London Gazette Supplements. British Weekly. Machinery. F Builder. * Motor Traction.

Bystander. Fr Municipal Journal.

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Musical News. Nation. National Insurance Gazette. Nature. New Age. New Statesman. Newcastle Chronicle. Pitman’s Journal. Practical Engineer. do. Public Opinion. Punch. do. Queen. Saturday Review. School Government Chronicle. Schoolmaster. Schoolmistress. Sketch. South Africa. Spectator. Sphere. do. Tatler. Teachers’ Aid. Textile Mercury. Truth. do. War Office Weekly Casualty Lists. Work. do. Worker. do. World. Yorkshire Weekly Post.

FORTNIGHTLIES.

Dyer. Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry. National Food Journal..

MONTHLIES.

All the World. Animal World. Animals’ Friend. Architectural Review. Athenzum. Badminton Magazine. Blackwood’s Magazine. Board of Trade Labour Gazette. Bookman. Boy’s Own Paper. Braille Literary Journal. British Esperantist. British Architect. Captain.

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Cassell’s Magazine. do. Century.

Chambers’s Journal. do.

‘Children’s Magazine.

Christadelphian. Church Gazette. Clerk. Cold Storage. Common Cause. Connoisseur. Contemporary Review. Co-partnership. Cornhill Magazine. Dickensian. Drawing. Engineering Review. English Review. Englishwoman. Epoch. Esperanto. Fortnightly Review. Gas and Oil Power. Geographical Journal. Girl’s Own Paper. Highway. Hosiery Trade Journal. Insurance Agent and Insurance Review. Journal of the Board of Agriculture Journal of the Chemical Society. Jus Suffragii. Literary Guide. Literary World. do. London Magazine. do. Machine Woodworker. 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. Notes and Queries. Our Animal Brothers. Pearson’s Magazine. do. Plumber and Decorator. Plumbing Trade Journal. Returns of Deaths of Seamen,

Review of Reviews. do. Round World,

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A do. R Studio. t Sunday at Home. R Textile Manufacturer. *R Textile Recorder. * Universal Patents Bureau Sales Journal. * University Correspondent. * War and Peace. Wide World. Windsor Magazine. A do. * Wings. *~ Wireless World. Woman at Home. A do. tr World’s Work. * Y.M.C.A. Record. BI-MONTHLIES. rR British Printer. R_ Poetry Review. QUARTERLIES. * Bible Student. ¥A do. *r Bird Notes and News. L Church Quarterly Review.

Scribner's Magazine.

Shoe Manufacturer's Monthly.

Strand Magazine.

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Economic Journal. Edinburgh Review. Educational Times. Eugenics Review. Herald of Health. Hibbert Journal. Knowledge. Political Quarterly. Progress. Quarterly Review. Round Table. Russia Quarterly. Socialist Review.

Twentieth Century Russia.

HALF-YEARLY.

Journal of Roman Studies.

OCCASIONAL. Army List.

Rattway Time TaBLES—Brad-

shaw, Great Central,

Great

Northern, Lancashire and York-

shire, London Western, Midland.

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19 APPENDIX.

TABLE 1.—GENERAL.

Population... es ‘a ee 115,000 Amount of Rate ... co 3d. Cost of Library Service per inhabitant.. vidi 2.6d. *Total cost of Library per inhabitant ... 4.7d. No. of Branches ... ks ] No. of Staff (Whole Time) : Male (3 on active or wd Ses 5 Female so sti ae 9 No. of Staff (Part Time) : Male ca ‘i se ons pac 1 Female _... jn ve ee eo 1 * Includes Art Gallery expenditure. TABLE 2.—INCOME AND EXPENDITURE. 7 “7 : i I Dereentane INCOME :— of Total. From Rate abs ...| £1612 71.8 Library Receipts (Fines, Catalogues, etc.) va hs ...| £286 12.7 *Other sources ... ms vr ...| £347 15.5 Total... we fan ...| £2245 100.0 * Includes Art Gallery and Credit Balance, 1916. LIBRARY SERVICE EXPENDITURE : Books sa ...| £366 16.3 Binding and Repairing I gen ...| £109 4.8 Newspapers and Periodicals ... ...| £105 4.7 Fittings and Furniture oe £24 11 Printing and peur bik ...| £68 3.0 Salaries ... ses . es ...| £590 26.3 Total ... ‘ns svi ...| £1262 56.2

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TABLE 2.—Continued.

Percentage FABRIC CHARGES (Library Pro- I mete portion) : Rents bak ..., £165 7.3 Rates and Taxes uh £47 2.1 Upkeep of Building —... ey we £47 2.1 Heating and Lighting (including I I wages) ee any sa. £228 10.2 Total... eee ae £487 «| Art Gallery eee wee, 249 «| DD Almondbury Branch ... ssi sae 216 3.4 Credit Balance ... se = gist SEETL 7.6 Total Expenditure ... I £2245 100.0 _| TABLE 3.—STOCKS. Lending Reference Central. Branch. Library. No. of vols. at beginning of year 30395 2726 7505 No. of vols. withdrawn eee year ... ; tant et = — Additions during year.. .. 6 *1144 31 353 *(including 482 Replacements) Total vols. at end of year...) 30910 I 2757 7858 Volumes per head of population 1 per 3.4 1 per 14.6 TABLE 4.—ISSUES. Sy ee pene ee ee Daily Totals. Average. Central Lending Library a ...| 213,550 802 Branch Library . ee 5,270 I 52 Reference Library issues es 7,462 I 28 Reference Library Open Shelves (estimated) 14,000 53

Issues from Lending Library per head of population us sa 1.9

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TABLE 5.—BORROWERS.

No. of Actual Borrowers es tie ...| 6901 Percentage of Borrowers to population I 6.0 No. of Supplementary Readers’ Tickets held I I 603 Total Borrowers’ Tickets in use ae ‘ede a 7504

(valid for one year). I

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COUNTY BOROUGH OF HUDDERSFIELD.

Public Library and Art Gallery Fund Account for the year ended March 3st, 1917.

EXPENDITURE. LIBRARY. £ Salaries and Wages 694 Furniture, Fittings and Repairs ...... 4] Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 68 Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 211 Fuel and Lighting .................. 122 ORS 6 New Books and Binding ............ 453 Newspapers and Periodicals .......... 104 Subscriptions to Societies ............ 1] Cleaning Materials, lLibrarian’s Dis- hbursements and Miscellaneous .... 33

s. d. £ s.d.

16 6 11 16 4 18 6 11

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ART GALLERY. Salaries and Wages .................. 103 Furniture and Fittings .............. l Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 28 Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 48 Fuel and Lighting .................. 22 Purchase of Pictures ................ 20 Framing Pictures: Selecting and Hanging Pictures........ 12 Collection and Carriage of Pictures ANSUTEN COS 556i win Gah ine a's ele ge es eS Curator’s Disbursements, ete...........

HIN oS

—_————— 248 17 10

WARS oi tee 4 33

Newspapers and Magazines .......... 15 Fuel, Lighting, Rates and Miscellaneous 27

Credit Balance, March 3lst, 1917 ................ 171 5 3

£2244 ll 7

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INCOME. gba; To Balance brought forward from last

year’s account ...............-.. Rate of #d. in the £ for the vear ......

LIBRARY.

Salaries and Wages :— Contributed by J. F. Ramsden, Esq. towards Caretaker’s Wagesasagreed 5 Sale of Vouchers, Catalogues, etc. .... 56 16 PINGS 22.554 Shee sees 153 14 Bank: 05 Hees ee ees 31 9

ART GALLERY. Commission on Sales of Pictures ...... oe

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Sales of Catalogues 2011. i

ALMONDBURY BRANCH LIBRARY.

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Interest on Investments ............ 33 6 8

Fines, Vouchers, etc. 5 7

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£2244 11 7

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