Annual Report of the Public Library and Art Gallery (1918) by Huddersfield Corporation

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R 6471.

COUNTY BOROUGH OF HUDDERSFIELD.

TWENTIETH

ANNUAL REPORT

PUBLIC LIBRARY

AND

ART GALLERY.

MEM

INT Wr

YEAR ENDED MARCH 30TH, 1918.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE

PuBLic LIBRARY AND ART GALLERY COMMITTEE.

ALFRED JUBB & 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 submitting my 9th Annual Report, covering the 12 months ended March 30th, 1918; the 20th

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 239,377, an increase of 13,095. (See Table III., page 15).

The Totai Issue from all departments since the opening of the Libraries, 20 years ago, is 3,843,844.

The Total Stock of books in all departments (exclusive of Patent Library) is now 42,406, an increase of 881. (See

Table I., page 13).

CENTRAL LIBRARY. LENDING DEPARTMENT.

The Number of Volumes in stock is now 31.483, an increase of 573. 628 new books were added during the vear. and 55 worn out volumes have been written off. The number of worn out volumes replaced was 428, making the total number of volumes acquired during the vear 1.056.

The number of worn out volumes awaiting replacement has steadily risen during the past two years, and there are now some 2,000 waiting to be dealt with. It is hoped that considerable improvement may be effected this year.

The Issues from the Central Lending Library were 225,834—the highest yet recorded—an increase of 12,284 ;

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the daily average issuc being 863. as against 802. (See Table page 14). Increases are shewn in the following classes : Social Science, 249: Natural Science, 378; Fine and Useful Arts, 851: History and Travel. 62: Biography, 143; Fiction, 3.896. Decreases were recorded in Religion and Philosophy, 8: Literature and Poetry. 279: Juvenile, 2949 ; Magazines and Bibliography. 15.

The Juvenile Non-fiction issues for the year were 4,777, as against 4,276.

The percentage of Fiction issued was 66.7.

The number of books in embossed type issued to blind readers was 619, as against 646 last vear.

The number of overdue books written for during the year was 1,327, last year 1,523; and 1,484 post cards for Bespoken Books were sent out, against 966 last year.

The number of Borrowers’ Gards in force (Table IV., page 16) is 8,437, as against 7,341, an increase of 1,096. Non- fiction (extra) Cards are held by 1,020 borrowers, as against 598, an increase of 422. This increase is due, to a large extent, to the fact that commencing in December last the necessity for filling in a second application form was done away with by arranging for an indication of the wish for these cards to be filled in on the application form for the ordinary borrowers’ card.

The collection of books for the Camps Library has been continued, and 66 volumes and 415 magazines have been

forwarded.

It is a matter for some surprise and regret that more use has not been made of the facilities offered to wounded soldiers for borrowing books. Cards are issued, to such as apply, without formality of any kind. Only 8 of these cards

have been applied for.

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The list of books on Chemistry and Chemical Technology mentioned in last report as under revision preparatory to publication was, by courtesy of the proprietors, printed by sections in the ‘‘ Huddersfield Examiner,” following which 200 reprints were obtained for distribution. The list extends to 32 pages and is in fair demand.

Arrangements have been made for the publication of a list of books on Commerce and Trade contained in the I Library. This is now in course of compilation, but owing to conditions at present prevailing progress is slow. In con- nection with this work it was found when the Government Blue Books, Reports, etc., were being re-arranged and catalogued, that there were gaps here and there ; also, the Chamber of Commerce having ceased handing these works over to us as they were received from H.M. Stationery Office, it was decided to purchase such as were required to complete the sets to date. Application was also made requesting that this Library be placed on the List of Libraries to which such publications are distributed. This application was, on request, repeated in March, the date at which the list is revised, but nothing further has, so far, been heard of the matter.

FACILITIES TO TEACHERS.

The Teachers’ Special Cards in force number 150, as against 130 last year ; the issues on these being 737, as against 647.

At Almondbury the numbers are :— Cards, 3; last year 4; issues, 10; last year, 25.

A COMPARATIVE TABLE

shewing (Lending Library only) 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

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Books in Books Daily Av. No. of Stook. Issued. Issue. Borrowers April 22nd, 4890 March 31st. 1899... 7124 97015 386 4584 2 1900... 9360 115248 438 4298 1901 =... = 11188 493 4418 1902... 141945 548 4497 1903... 156478 598 5202 a 1904... =16567 =164326 627 5269 1905... 18806 177665 663 5489 1906... 19593 686 5742 1907 =... 20701 180152 678 5523 1908 ... 22004 =$1 86546 691 5631 1909... = 22995 190007 722 6274 19JO «24489 735 6046 1911 25807 202385 752 6518 1912... 27076 = 206502 777 6623 1913... 28263218305 824 6753 1914 =... 29399 = 210727 800 6990 1915... 3304522216161 816 7770 1916... 30395 =. 215636 7098 1917 — i... 30910 213550 802 6743 1918 31483225834 863 7417 Total issues fe oe ii 3625773

A Special Book-mark was prepared and distributed to borrowers with a view to checking the pencilling in, and

turning down corners of pages, which is unfortunately so prevalent.

REFERENCE LIBRARY.

The number of volumes now in stock in the Reference Library is 8,119, an increase of 261. The number of works consulted was 7,254, as against 6,755, an increase of 499.

A volume of the Library Edition of Ruskin’s Works was damaged by writing and ink marks upon some of the plates. Every effort was made to trace the individual concerned,

who gave an address in a neighbouring town, but unfortunately without result.

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COMPARATIVE TABLE.

Apr il Stock. Issues. March Stock, Issues. 22nd 1898 486 3lst 1908 4909 4827 March » 1909 4977 4959 3lst 1899 1104 1765 = (id 910 5464 4557 » 1900 1509 1770 Ss 5807 5959 » 1901 1649 1765 » 1912 6208 6138 » 1902 2175 1808 I ,, 1913 6658 5425 » 1903 3034 2458 » 1914 6965 7639 » 1904 3839 3975 » 1915 7272 7664 » 1905 4298 3574 » 1916 7505 7224 » 1906 4321 4642 » 1917 7858 6755 » 1907 4663 4337 » 1918 8119 7254

PATENT LIBRARY.

The number of Specifications and Journals consulted was 572, as against 707 last year; the number of persons using this department being 77, as against 97.

Increased accommodation which would the removal of Specifications more than 15 years old would tend to a greater use being made of this department. Searchers frequently require the full specification details of old patents and in consequence must have recourse elsewhere. The need for as full a collection as possible in this town will become increasingly apparent coincident with the developments in industry now proceeding.

ALMONDBURY BRANCH.

The number of volumes in stock at the Almondbury Branch Library is 2,804, an increase of 47. The Issues during the year were 5,717, as against 5,270, an increase of 447.

The number of Borrowers is 178 (as against 158) of whom 6 hold Non-fiction Cards.

The whole of these premises, interior and exterior, were painted and decorated in June, 1917.

The Caretaker, Albert Whiteley, resigned in April 1917, © and I regret to report that Joseph North, a former holder of

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the post. who took on the job temporarily until December, died on the 20th Mareh last. In December the appointment

Was given to Joe N. Jessop.

Though some amount of trouble has again been experienced with disorderly and noisy young people, this was overcome by vigorous steps taken, and there has been no

cause for complaint for some time.

BINDING.

During the vear the number of volumes sent to the binders for re-binding was 1,675. Last year 1,412 volumes were re-bound. Minor repairs, numbering many thousands, have in addition. been carried out by the staff.

For the School Libraries 203 volumes were sent for re-binding. as against 128 last vear.

SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

The issues for the year from the 37 boxes in the 28 Klementary Schools to which books are supplied by the Committee are shewn in a Table on page 17. The Total Issue was 30,888, as against 32,473 last year.

It would, I feel, be an undoubted advantage if the scheme were revised on the basis of the establishment at each school of its own School Library, instead of the method of travelling libraries now in vogue, involving a change round each year, and the extension of the scheme to embrace all schools. In this way a good collection could be built up at each place, in accordance with the varying needs of each locality. The question of overhaul, and the dealing with binding and replacements would, under this method, be a much less formidable undertaking than it is at present to the Public Library Staff.

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ART GALLERY.

Exhibitions and attendances during the 12 months were :—

Huddersfield Art Society, Pie Ist to 28th,

1917, 4 weeks : tie, 4056 Canadian Official War Photographs, Nias: 14th to 26th, 2 weeks ... ; 1161 Permanent Collection, June 25th to Oct. 13th (estimated) isa we ia cA 4310

Permanent Collection and Pictures loaned by Exors. of late Mr. Joseph Woodhead, Oct. 20th to Jan. Sth, 1918 (estimated)... 2285

Cartoons by Louis Raemaekers and Litho- graphs by 2 Spenser Pryse, Jan. 21st to Feb. 16th, 5 weeks ve oe 8252

Permanent Arundel Chromos,

Water Colours and Turner Kngravings, Feb. 22nd to April 3rd_... eos .. 2360

22424

A charge was made for admission to the War Photo- graphs Exhibition, the proceeds going to the Canadian War Memorials Fund for which purpose the Exhibition, which visited many of the larger towns, was organised. The number paying for admission was 891, and some 379 wounded soldiers were admitted free. Some exceptionally fine photographs were among the exhibits.

The Raemaekers Exhibition attracted a good deal of attention, and interest in the prints was most marked. The kindness of Mr. Henry S. Clough, of Keighley, in lending them for exhibition, together with the Lithographs by Spenser Pryse, was much appreciated.

In June, 1917, eight oil paintings, one of which is too large to be properly shewn in the present gallery, and seven are not considered of sufficient merit to be worthy of exhibition, as part of the permanent collection, were loaned to the Technical College in response to an application for some pictures to cover the wall space in the entrance hall there.

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In October, eight pictures from the collection of the

late Mr. Joseph Woodhead were loaned to the gallery by his executors.

It was reported at the March meeting, that the portrait of the Chairman, Mr. Councillor Thomson, by J. W. Brooke, which is to be eventually hung in the Art Gallery, had, at his

request, been transferred to the Education Offices for the time being.

STAFF. Mr. Goulden, who is serving with His Majesty’s Forces, was wounded in May, 1917. I am glad to state he is fully restored to health again. He now holds the rank of Sergeant.

H. Townend was called up in May, 1917, and is now in France.

Hilda Flood was appointed Junior Assistant (Tem- porary) in his place.

GENERAL.

Mr. Councillor Platts and the Librarian attended the Conference of the Library Association at London, in October 1917, which proved to be one of the most important yet held. A full report of the Proceedings has been sent to each member of the Committee.

Owing to serious illness, the Chairman, Mr. Councillor Thomson, was unable to attend the meetings of the Com- mittee for some months. A _ resolution of sympathy was forwarded to him in July, 1917.

The Deputy-Chairman, Mr. John Watkinson, resigned his office in November 1917, but is continuing as a member of the Committee.

Mr. Alderman Fred Lawton and Mr. Councillor J. H. Platts were appointed Chairman and_ Vice-Chairman respectively at a meeting of the Committee, held 12th.

November, 1917.

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The usual Lists of Periodicals and of Donors of Books. etc., have been again omitted this year, owing to paper restrictions. 140 volumes, 23 pamphlets, and a framed mezzotint portrait of the late B. H. Allen, of Greenhead, have been presented, to the donors of which the thanks of the Committee have heen conveyed, as also to the donors of periodicals.

CARNEGIE UNITED KINGDOM TRUST.

A visit of investigation into the Library service and accommodation and of local conditions was paid by Mr. A. L. Hetherington, Secretary to the Trustees, and Mr. T. W. Hand, Chief Librarian, Leeds, on May 29-30th, 1917.

As an outcome of this visit, a conditional ofter was made on 27th Oct., 1917, by the Trustees of a gift of £10,500 for new Library Buildings, to be allocated as follows :—£3,000 each for the erection of two Branch Libraries, one at Lindley and one at Lockwood, and the sum of £4,500 towards the cost of a New Central Library; the conditions being that an amount of £10,500 be subscribed from other sources. that free sites be provided for each building, without any charge on the Library rate ; that the present rate of ld. be increased to one of l4d.; plans to be to the Trustees ; and that the Library at Almondbury be more fully developed with the increased funds which will accrue from the larger rate.

This offer was accepted at a meeting of the Comunittee held on 16th. Nov., 1917, when the grateful appreciation of the generous offer of the Trust was placed on record by the Committee. This was confirmed by the Council. who at a later meeting, resolved that as soon as possible after the war a Public Library worthy of the town be erected as a Memorial to the brave men of this Borough who have offered,

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and many of them given, their lives for their country ; and provision be made in association therewith for an Art Gallery. and Museum.

The consummation of this scheme will provide accom- modation, the lack of which has been for many years so marked, suitable and adequate to the needs of the Library Which has been built up for the town.

I am. Gentlemen, Your 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, 1917, the number added during the year, the numbers withdrawn and transferred, and the total at March 31st, 1918.

LENDING LIBRARIES.

I CENTRAL. ALMONDBURY.

I = Fa ie — ~ I ; March ‘3lst, I No. of I Trans. to Total at March I March 3lst,: No. added Total at March 1917. . No. added. I Withdrawals Almondbury. 31st, 1918. 1917. ‘ine.transfers. 81st, 1918.

I a a ee ee end fe ee I i ' \ I I i \

Class. Perentg

A. Religion and Philosophy -- 1783 25 cae. fi 1808 I 58 106 1 B. Social Science... .. 1886 50 oe. Ss Jas 1436 I 4-4 81 ee 81 29 C. Natural Science .. a .. 1507 23 we ae 48 184 .. I 184: 66° D. Fine and Useful Arts... 3453 124 Des I 3575 I 11: 3 222 3 225

\ I I 8 K. History, Geography, and Tr avel 4039 83 wage 4122 |1 379 6 = 385 I 14 I

IPer re ntg I

107) 3:5

F. Biography 2210 45 a w= I 2255 I 265 1 266 I G. Language, Literature, and Poetry 2568 39 wit ... I 2607 232 I 2238 H. Fiction .. .. 118 7 ... (10493 I 3 1038 30-1068 i J. Juvenile .. dar 119 6 vais 2910 I 250 5 255

I K. Magazines and Bibliography it. 94D 2 sie ies 747

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Totals pe .. 30910 628 DD. 31483 I 100°0) 2757 47 2804 . 100°0

REFERENCE LIBRARY. 7858 261 is ae S119

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TABLE the number and classification of the volumes insted! during the year 1917-18.

CENTRAL LENDING oA I B Col De ye PO Ge He. hood K Totals 1D. Av April. 1917... 19% ! 133 279 796 657 240 I 429 116389 2936 938 17399 = 904 May. -- 206: 179 318 723 621: 292; 428 , 11316 2846 S82 FOL) = 792 June, .., 236; 167. 332 847. 678 281 408 12499 2960 94 18502 = 804 I

_ July, .. 260; 160 I 322, 727 586) 306! 373, 11449 2757) 95 17035740 I August, 939 I 158} 269° 839 621) 285) 387 11714 2748 «10817368781 September. .., 219 184 358 858 576 249) 476 11697 2518 115 17250 873 I October. .. 279 218 361 1051) 546 13055-3007) 12119668846 November, —... 384 1053) 804 I 297) 604 13542 3068 107 -20364 885 December, ... 245 , 228 I 367 1017) 746) 262; 468 I 12597 2739 101 18770 905 January. 1918.. 280 I 276) 405 1083 839 I 306 I 519 13976 29398520708 890 February, .. 315 191! 367. 1176, 822! 246) 559 12936 2845 104 = 19561 I 932 March, .. 336 I 229 I 443 1317 926 329) 643 14226 3647 102 22198 1007

Totals ....'3081 2360 4205 4205 11487 8640 3359 5840 150646 on 1207 I 225834 I 863

eal a ey el Roe a ee

how r ae ee re Class per centage I 14° 1:0 1-9 19 I 50 a 15 2°6 66°7 15°5 I “OY: 100

I

Last year I 4 1:4 ' 1:0 18; 5:0 4°0 15 2°99 64:0 17°8 6 100

(3089 12118 I 3827 10672 3578 I 3216 I 6119 |136750 1292 I 213550 I 802 I

Almondbury .., 37 7 aed 66 80 39 43 I 4357| .. 58717! 57

Last year ..| 32 13] 39) 53] 130] 47] 53) 3781| 122] ..| 5270] 52 ee Central Library open 262 days. Last year, 266 days. *Note—Juv. Non-fiction (4777) is now Almondbury Branch open on 100 days. Last year, on 102 days. I counted in under respective class headings

REFERENCE LIBRARY. In the Reference Library 7254 volumes were consulted during the same period. Last year 6755. In the Patent Library 572 Specifications and Journals were consulted. Last year 707.

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

Year I

ended I Mar.

A I

1899 I 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918

1486: 1404:

1416"

1541 2193 2794 2711 2942 2844 2981 2958 3413 3826 3575 3643 3112 3004 3089 3081

B 536 506: 687; 645 728 1248 1286 1552 1723 2202 2073 1874 1720 1755 1684 1626 1736 2046 2118 2359

' ' '

Cal 1491 1673 1692 1853 2202 2545 2776 2936 2323 2082 2459 2695

CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY.

D

2795) 3116 3801. 5364 6693) 7700: 9168 9311 8837: 9607 9093 9223, 3202 10825 3541:11745. 3687 11871 3825 12710 368011959 372111495 3827) 10672 4205 11487.

I E I 4012 4891 5121) 5028: 5645 6031) 629] 6624 6481 6450, 6875: 6486: 7703 8739 8763 8860 8596 8214 8578 8640

ae 1865 1971 2312 2551 2860 2702! 2870: 3017 3117 3157 3011 3099 3611 4013 3607 3585 3289 3170 3216 3359

G 2377 2469 2620 2850) 3090] 3048 3448 4063 4756 4947 5174 5019) 5624! 5665 5573 6246) 6119 60] 6119 5840)

H 71377 88049 99162 108380. 113837) 115953; 1234598 126653 123408 126682 130187; 135340, 140172) 143259 149257) 144824 146316 138303

136750, 150646

J 11025) 11073: 11922 13216 17497! 21204 24370 25211 25735

27296 26762 26890 25196 23626 29687 24542 30476 38325 37959

35010

K I Total. Av

51 96 181 517 1733 1101 1220 1336 928 1052 915 684 506) 608 601 866, 878 1443 1222) 1207

97015 115248 128914 141945 156478 164326 177665 183645 180152 186546 190007 194732 202385 206502 218305 210727 21616] 215636 213550

225834! 86%

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

386 438 493 548 598 627 663 686 678 691 722 735 752 777 824 800 816 807 S02

Refer-

bury

ence

Branch.| Library

a)

*782 5176 4470 3871) 3695 4181) 5129) 5848 5445 6204 5812 5270 ST17

1765 1770 1765 1808 2458 3975 3574 4642 4337 4827 4959 4557

Patent Library

+736

880! 676 576 924

1002 1381 1231

5959. 1598 6138, 1178

5425) 7639 7664 7224 6755 7254|

931 962! 704| 960 707 572

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

(A.) Number of Ratepayers .. <4 Number of Non-Ratepayers a3

Totals es ee

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

Total number of Tickets in force

(B.) Number of Males ae a8 Number of Females a

Totals .. sh Oe

(C.) Ages of Borrowers (Non-Ratepayers only) :— 11 to 12 ea 33 ih a 13 to 15 ai he es 16 to 20 ue Js ‘i a 21 to 30 i a ey 31 to 40 es «5 ek 41 to 60 a <4 5 a 6l and over... 4 ‘3 Not stated a Ss a a4

Totals .. se 2

CENTRAL.

Ordinary

Cards.

PO} 1 5406

TAL7

688 1033 927 790 374 243 42 1309

5406

Non-Fiction (‘ards.

436 O84

1020

ALMONDBURY.

Non-Fiction Cards.

Ordinary Cards.

al be

127 zy

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES ISSUKS, April Ist, 1917, to March 31st, 1918.

SCHOOLS. ISSUES. MIXED. I oe I Fiction. Totals. I Bradley National! ; ] 173 661 834 I Crosland Moor Council? 2 191 779: 970° Crosland Moor National 1 I 174! 625 799 I Deighton Council ] 279 I 856 1135 I Lindley National® 2 473 I 1484 1907 © National¢ ] 269 I 877 1146. Longwood National ® ] 205 637. 842 I Lowerhouses C. E. ] 97° 297°: 394 . Moldgreen C. E ] 192. 646 I Newsome National ] 22) 676 903 I Outlane Council® ] 215 635 850. Paddock Council 3 382 1835 2217 I Spring Grove Council 2 653 1775 2428 I Woodhouse National? if 115 627 742 I BOYS. i Berry Brow Council 1 173 591 764 I Goitfield Council® 1 84 340 424 I Moldgreen Council oe 140 638 =778 I Mount Pleasant Council oe 549 1902 2451 I Oakes Council .. I 2 494 1389 1883 I Paddock National?® I ne oe Sie i Stile Common Council 1 457 942 1399 I I GIRLS. ! I Berry Brow Council!” .. l 121 539-660 I Moldgreen Council! ! }) I 928 1069 Mount Pleasant Counc il": : wis 2 186 1125 1311. Oakes Council .. zs eld I 2 dD 1685 Paddock ] 281 628 909 Spark Hall Council 1 37 = 3ll 3348 I Stile Common Council .. l 295 957 1252 Totals .. —..| 37 I 6668 24220 3088s I 1. No repor is sent for December, 1917. Only four reports sent. January, February, 1918. I 9. No reports sent. 2. Do, Nov., Dec., 1917. ; 10. No reports sent for December, 1917. 3. Do. Oct., Nov., 1917. March, 1918. 4, Do. May, 1917, March, 1918. 11, Do. February, 1918. 5. Do. March, 1918. 12. Do. March, 1918. 6. Do. April, May, June, July, 1917. 18. Do. Dec., 1917, March, 1918. q. Do. December, 1917.

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APPENDIX.

TABLE 1.—GENERAL.

Population... os ... (estimated)

Amount of Rate bei

Cost of Library Service per inhabitant *Total cost of Library per inhabitant Branch

No. of Branches ... No. of Staff (Whole Time) : Male (8 on active service) ... Female a as No. of Staff (Part Time) : Male wet

Female

* Includes Art Gallery expenditure.

TABLE 2.—!INCOME AND EXPENDITURE.

INCOME :—

From Rate

Library Receipts (Fines, Catalogues, I

etc.) *Other sources ... Debit Balance, March 1918

Total

* Includes Credit Balance, 1917, and Bank Interest.

LIBRARY SERVICE EXPENDITURE :

Books Binding and Repairing — 34 Newspapers and Periodicals ... Fittings and Furniture Printing and Stationery Salaries ...

Total ...

£1650

£231 £250 £142

£297 £130 £14] £9 £69 £733

..| £2273

..| £1379

115,000 ad. 3.0d. 4.8d. 1

5 9

] 1

Percentage of Total.

72.6

10.1 11.0 6.3

100.0

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' Percentage I af Total. FABRIC CHARGES (Library Proportion): : : Rents... oe eka pai ww £165 7.3 Rates and Taxes re .. £46 20 Upkeep of Building _... si woe DE Ch 22 Heating and Lighting (including I wages of caretakers, &c.) £278 I 12.3 Total... 540 I 23.8 Art Gallery __... br ae ... £228 10.0 Almondbury Branch ... oe £126 ) 5.5 Total Expenditure ... Joy $9973 I 100.0 TABLE 3.—STOCKS. Lending Libraries. ) Reference — Central. , Branch. Library. No. of vols. at beginning of year 30910 9 2757 =| 7858 No. of vols. withdrawn ane I year ... ‘ soe D5 ne se Additions during year.. ee *1056 I 47 261 *(including 428 Replacements) I Total vols. at end of year... 31483 2804. 8119 Volumes per head of population 1 per 3.4 I 1 per 14. 2 TABLE 4. ISSUES. ene Se ee I Daily Totals. , «Average. Central Lending Library ...| 225,834 863 Branch Library ois taste <4 57 Reference Library recorded i issues val 7,826 I 29 Reference Library Open Shelves : I (estimated) 15,000 I a7 Total Issues a 204377 Issues from Lending Library per ‘head of I I population ie 2.0 Total Issues, per head of population 6 2 TABLE 5.—BORROWERS. No. of Actual Borrowers fe Ba 7595 Percentage of Borrowers to population is ee 6.6 No. of Supplementary Readers’ Tickets held ...| 1026

Total Borrowers’ Tickets in use (valid for one year)| 8621

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COUNTY BOROUGH OF HUDDERSFIELD.

Public Library and Art Gallery Fund Account for the year ended March 3lst, 1918.

EXPENDITURE. LIBRARY. £ Salaries and Wages .................. 83 Furniture, Fittings and Repairs ...... 8 Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 69 Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 211 Fuel and Lighting .................. 163 405-22) Bea wee ae 6 New Books and Binding ............ 426 Newspapers and Periodicals .......... 141 Subscriptions to Societies ............ 9 Cleaning Materials, Librarian’s Dis- bursements and Miscellaneous .... 43

ART GALLERY. Salaries and Wages .................. 116 Furniture and Fittings .............. Advertising, Printing and Stationery sigh > ake Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 46 Fuel and . 4g. cade Wide cud 12 Purchase of Pictures ................ Framing Pictures. seeds wen 2 Selecting and Hanging Pictures........ 12 Collection and Carriage of Pictures .... 2 hee 5 Curator’s Disbursements, etc........... 2

WOROE ee oa as geal ee re » 84 Newspapers and Magazines .......... 26 Fuel, Lighting, Rates and Miscellaneous 64

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ad. £- ss. dd, 10

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£2273 8 9

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INCOME.

£ os. d. £

To Balance brought forward froin 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 Wages as agreed

I Sale of Vouchers, Catalogues, etc.

ART GALLERY.

Sales of Catalogues ............

oe ee we

17! 1650

69 I 5

1919 310 I Fines fa ihe: ac god Se et 156 10.) 4 Bank Interest ................

38 L5

eee, OY

ALMONDBURY BRANCH LIBRARY.

Interest on Investments ......

Fines, Vouchers, etc. .........

—_——_——_ 38

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