Annual Report of the Public Library and Art Gallery (1919) by Huddersfield Corporation

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COUNTY BOROUGH axe

OF HUDDERSFIELD.

TWENTY-FIRST

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

PUBLIC LIBRARY

AND

ART GALLERY.

YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH, 1919.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE

PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ART GALLERY COMMITTEE.

Mie 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 the 21st Annual Report, covering the 12 months ended March 31st, 1919.

SUMMARY OF TOTALS.

The Combined Total of books issued and consulted at the Central Lending, Reference, and Patent Libraries, and at the Almondbury Branch Library for the year was 274,311, an increase of 34,934. (See Table III., page 14).

The Total Issues from all departments since the opening of the Libraries, 21 years ago, amount to 4,118,155.

The Total Stock of books in all departments (exclusive of Patent Library) is now 43,681, an increase of 1,275. (See Table I., page 12).

CENTRAL LIBRARY. LENDING DEPARTMENT.

The Number of Volumes in stock is now 32,172, an increase of 689.. Worn out volumes, to the number of 220, have been replaced, making the total number acquired during the year 909. There are still about 1,500 worn out books awaiting replacement. Great difficulty is being experienced in obtaining the copies required.

The Issues from the Central Lending Library were 256,436, an increase of 30,602. These are both the highest issue and the greatest increase that have been recorded. The daily average works out at 968, as against 863 last year.

(See Table IT.. page 13).

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All classes shew increases, the largest being in Social Science, 757 or 32% ; Natural Science, 863 or 20.5°% ; Fine and Useful Arts, 2,724 or 23.7%; History and Travel, 1.931 or 22%; Biography, 648 or 19%; Literature and Poetry. 1,636 or 28%; Fiction, 13,155 or 8.7%; Juvenile, 8.500 or 242%.

The Juvenile Non-fiction issues were 6,740, as against 4.777. The percentage of Fiction issued was 63.8. Last year, 66.7. This is the lowest yet recorded. It should be noted in this connection that the percentage is calculated on Lending Library issues only.

The increase in the number of books issued to children is a very satisfactory feature, following as it does on a slight dlecrease last year.

The following issues may be noted : they are the highest recorded since the opening of the Library. On Saturday, March 30th, 1918, the issue from the Lending Library was 2,115. The issues from the Lending and Reference Libraries for the week ending Jan. llth, 1919, were 6,078, giving a daily average of 1,157. From the Lending Library only, for the week ending March 15th last, 5,745 vols. were issued.

The number of books in embossed type issued to blind readers was 611. Last year, 619.

During the year 1,715 applications for the return of overdue books were sent out, as against 1,327 last year ; and 1,986 Bespoken Books post cards were dealt with, the number last year being 1,484.

The number of Borrowers’ Cards in force (Table IV., page 15) is 10,265, as against 8,437, an increase of 1,828. Non-fiction (extra) Cards are held by 2,050 borrowers, as against 1,020, or just over double the number last year. . This is undoubtedly due to the alteration in method of applying for these cards, arrangement having been made for the desire

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for them being expressed on the ordinary application form, whereas previously a second form had to be filled in.

For the Camps Library 58 books and magazines were received, making a total of 190 books and 2,000 magazines dealt with since the work was first undertaken in April, 1916.

Very little use was made by wounded soldiers stationed in the town of the facilities offered for borrowing books. Only 19 such cards were taken out.

SPECIAL LISTS.

The list of books relating to Commerce and Trade, which it was decided to issue, is in the press, but great difficulty is being experienced in getting the work along. The application for a grant of Government Publications of this character, which was renewed in March 1918 on the request of H.M. Stationery Office, has not yet brought any result. Neither has an application sent in through the Library Association, at the request of the Board of Trade Commercial Intelligence Department, resulted in anything tangible, and no informa- tion on the matter is forthcoming.

In response to a request from the Huddersfield Branch of the National Council for Combating Venereal Diseases for special facilities for the display of literature, a list of books in the Libraries bearing on the subject in all its aspects was prepared and displayed in the Lending and Reference Libraries.

RECLASSIFICATION.

The books in the Lending Library being classified on the lines of the Dewey Classification, but with the application of a different notation, which latter has led to congestion and unweildiness in certain sections and the adoption of various expedients to overcome its inelastic properties, it was decided in January last, following on a report by the Librarian,

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that this method be dropped, and the Dewey notation applied. The change, which involves a good deal of detail work, will be effected as soon as circumstances permit.

FACILITIES TO TEACHERS.

The Teachers’ Special Cards in force is now 161, as against 150 last year ; the issues on these being 716, as against 737. At Almondbury the numbers are :—Cards, 3, same as last vear ; issues, 9; last year, 10.

COMPARATIVE TABLE.

The following table shews (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 :—

Books in Books Daily Av. No. of Stock. Issued. Issue. Borrowers April 22nd, 4890 March 3lst, 1899... 7124 97015 386 4584 2 1900... 9360 115248 438 4298 1901 .. 11188 128914 493 4418 5 548 4497 3 1903... «14771 + 598 5202 rv 1904... =16567 164326 627 5269 53 1905... += 177665 663 5489 a 1906... =19593 183645 686 5742 1907... 20701 180152 678 5523 1908... 22004 186546 691 5631 a 1909 = =190007 722 6274 1910 =... = 24489 =: 194732 735 6046 5 1911 202385 752 6518 Ss 1912 206502 1717 6623 1913... 3S 28263 =) 2218305 824 6753 s 1914... 29399 210727 800 6990 ‘9 1915... 216161 816 7770 es 1916... += 30895) = 215636 807 7093 1917. —«... ~3= 380910) =. 2213550 802 6743 3 1918... 31483 225834 863 7417 rr «32172 +=: 256436 968 8215

Total issues ‘ee = se 3882209

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REFERENCE LIBRARY.

The number of volumes is now 8,653, an increase of 534. The number of works consulted was 10,099, as against 7,254, an increase of 2,836, by far the largest increase noted since the opening of the Library.

COMPARATIVE TABLE.

April Stock. Issues. March Stock, Issues. 22nd 1898 486 3lst 1909 4977 4959 March » 1910 5464 4557 3lst 1899 1104 1765 » 1911 5807 5959 » 1900 1509 1770 » 1912 6208 6138 » 1901 1649 1765 » 1913 6658 5425 » 1902 2175 1808 » 1914 6965 7639 » 1903 3034 2458 » 1915 7272 7664 » 1904 3839 3975 » 1916 7505 7224 » 1905 4298 3574 » 1917 7858 6755 » 1906 4321 4642 » 1918 8s119 7254 » 1907 4663 4337 » 1919 8653 10090

» 1908 4909 4827 I

PATENT LIBRARY.

The number of Specifications and Journals consulted was 870, as against 572; the number of persons using this department being 107, as against 77.

ALMONDBURY BRANCH.

The number of volumes in stock at this Branch is 2,856, an increase of 52. The Issues during the year were 6,915, as against 5,717, an increase of 1,198.

The number of Borrowers also shews an increase, being 219 (as against 178), of whom 12 hold Non-fiction cards.

BINDING AND REPAIRS.

1,394 volumes have been re-bound during the year, the number last year being 1,675. Many thousands of minor repairs have, in addition, been carried out by the staff.

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

The issues from these boxes, 37 in number, which are supplied by the Education Committee to 28 Elementary Schools in the Borough, are shewn in a Table on page 16. The Total Issue was 18,734, as against 30,888 last year. The decrease is due to the long period during which the schools were closed during the prevalence of the Influenza epidemic.

It was not found possible to have the boxes called in for the annual overhaul this year.

ART GALLERY.

Exhibitions and attendances during the 12 months :—

Huddersfield Art Society, April 18th to May 25th, 6 weeks a bas ng) 6083

American Liberty Loan Posters ; and Per- manent Collection, June 22nd to July

18th (estimated) ... we sa eas 1600 Permanent Collection, July 22nd to Nov. 19th (estimated) ... tae see ioe 5200

British Artists at the Front ; and Permanent Collection, Nov. 21st to Feb. lst (estimated) 3100 Huddersfield Art Society, Feb. 19th to March

29th ge es ar sie 7466

23449

The 21 American Liberty Loan Posters were lent by Mr. Franklin D. Hale, late American Consul in Huddersfield I and proved a most interesting exhibit.

The British Artists at the Front Exhibition consisted of the prints from a publication of that title, broken up, and shewn in the temporary exhibit frames, with the accompany- ing descriptive letterpress. The artists whose work is thus reproduced are Sir John Lavery, A.R.A., C. R. W. Nevinson, Eric Kennington, and Paul Nash. Failing the pictures themselves, this proved to be a satisfactory method of bringing their work to the public notice.

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One addition has been made to the Permanent Collection, a copy in oils of a self-portrait of Gerard Dou, presented by Mr. F. W. Robinson. It is hoped that during the coming year it will be possible to run a larger number of exhibitions than conditions have allowed during the past few years.

STAFF.

I am glad to report that Mr. H. Goulden, Sub-Librarian, _and Mr. F. J. Boardman were demobilised and returned to their posts on January 16th and Feb. 21st last respectively.

H. Townend is still retained in the Army of the Rhine.

Miss Stone resigned her position in May, 1918, owing to ill-health, a matter for regret.

LIBRARY RATE.

Following on receipt of a communication from the Library Association on the urgency of the present financial position of Public Libraries, it was resolved that the local Members of Parliament be asked to support the application of the Library Association for the abolition of the present limitation on the Library Rate.

Further, it was decided that as the income from the ld. rate would be inadequate to meet our requirements for the coming year, the estimate should be framed on the basis of a l}d. rate, which estimate later received the approval of the Council.

HUDDERSFIELD ROLL OF HONOUR.

This matter was brought to the notice of the Committee, who passed a resolution authorising the Librarian to compile a list of all local men who joined the Colours during the war.

GENERAL.

A Library Conference, arranged by the. North Central Library Association, was held at Manchester, on October 23rd

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and 24th. This was attended by the Chairman, Vice-Chair-

man, and myself. The subjects under consideration were ‘The Public Technical ‘The Relation of the Works Library to the Public Technical Library’’; “ The Commercial Library’; ‘* Library Work with Children ”’ ; and “The Financial Position of Public Libraries.”” The Conference was most interesting and successful, and was attended by delegates from all parts of the Country. A report on the proceedings was given at the following meeting of the Committee.

The congratulations of the Committee were extended to the Librarian and Curator at the meeting on Jan. on his completion of 21 years’ service with the Committee.

The usual Lists of Periodicals and of Donors of Books, etc., have been again omitted from this report, owing to the need for compression. 456 volumes, 235 pamphlets, a small parcel of engravings, comprising book illustrations by Birket Foster and Portraits from the History of the Franco-German war, and a framed reproduction of an engraving shewing the conversion of wool from the sheep’s back to the finished suit in 1811, have been received. To all the donors the thanks of the Committee have been conveyed.

Owing to the restrictions imposed by the Household Fuel and Lighting Order, 1918, steps had to be taken to reduce the consumption of fuel and electricity. By closing the Reading Rooms one hour earlier at night and by the replacement of practically all lamps by others of smaller candle power, the necessary reduction was secured.

So far as the Library was concerned, no further alteration in hours was made. Earlier closing of this department came into operation in January, 1916, the reduction becoming necessary owing to the need for economy in expenditure. The restriction has not had any adverse effect, on the con- trary in fact, as is evidenced by the returns of issues. I

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SITE FOR NEW BUILDINGS.

At a meeting of the Committee, held on Feb. 14th last, a letter from Sir John F. Ramsden was read, offering as a gift a site for the new Public Library and Art Gallery, comprising some 1,322 square yards, situate at the North end of the Parish Church Burial Ground. This offer was accepted and the grateful thanks of the Corporation conveyed to Sir John for his generous gift.

The site is an excellent one in all respects. It is large enough to meet all our anticipated needs for Central Library and Art Gallery purposes ; is centrally situated, being close to the Market Place (the town’s centre), and the Railway Station ; has most excellent light ; is not only readily access- ible, but (a requirement which is not generally recognised) is in a quiet position, off, though near to, the main streets with their heavy traffic and noise.

The estimated requirements of all departments of the Library and Art Gallery have been carefully considered in view of this gift, and a sketch plan embodying these, which I drew up and had the pleasure of submitting, has been approved

by the Committee as a basis on which to work when the time for preparing to build arrives.

The prospect of adequate and suitable premises, and release from the congested and restricted conditions which have for so long hampered the full development of the Library service is one for sincere congratulation.

I am, Gentlemen,

Yours obediently,

FREDK. C. COLE,

Librarian and Curator.

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TABLE I.—Shewing the number of volumes in the Libraries at March 30th, 1918, the number added during the year, the numbers withdrawn and transferred, and the total at March 31st, 1919.

LENDING LIBRARIES.

CENTRAL. ALMONDBURY.

' I

No. of ' Trans. to Total at March I March 30th, No. added No. added. |Withdrawals Almondbury. 31st, 1919. 1918. inc transfers.

I March 30th, 1918.

I Class. I Perentg I A. Religion and 1808 27 ee Oh cays 5 Z| 107 ae ~ 3 B. Social Science... --; 1486 I 67 5 oe 1498 81 l I

Total at March 31st, 1919. !

C. Natural Science .. 2. 1530 I SOF? See (TM sag 1560 184 “iss D. Fine and Useful Arts... 3575 . 102 I 1 I 3676 EK. History, Geography, and Tr I 4122 90 *% ee I Me 4212 F. Biography 2255 I 40, .. a 2295 G. Language, Literature, and Poetry’ 2607 I 43 sia 2s 2650 H. Fiction 220 46 es ws} 104938 I TL Pk. ... J. Juvenile .. ..; 2910 ; 120 Se Sus 3030

225 2

as =

2 6°4 8:0 385 5 I 13°7 266 ahi 266 I 93 233 233 I 81 1068 34. 1102 I 38-7 255 10 9:2

OHHH OE GAN

K. Magazines and Bibliography ..| 747 5 nei “a 752

I I I

N uw

Totals 31483 695 I 6 ... [32172 |100-0| 2804

REFERENCE LIBRARY. 8119 534 I 0. |e (| 8653 I

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TABLE the number and classification of the volumes issued. during the. year 1915-14.

CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY.

A B C D E F I H J K I Totals |D. Av April, 1918 ..| 262 I 208; 390; 1115 I 778; 300) 552 I 13317 I 3641 I 20652 I 970 May, ..| 272 I 189 I 382 I 1044 I 766!) 297) 590 I 12798 I 3591 I 108 I 20037 I 932 June, ..| 231 I 169 I 356 I 10386 I 728 I 288. 554) 138010} 3648 I 104 20124 I 915 July, ..| 227 I 192 I 379 I 1081 730 I 251 473 I 12999 I 3377 I 84); 19793 I 851 August, ..| 230 I 245 I 398] 1068 I 566 I 13168 I 3664 I 122 I 20643 I 898 September, ..| 219 I 232 I 408 I 1036; 798 I 302; 12169 I 3170) 114, 19017 I 963 October, ..| 264 I 272 I 503 I 13833 I 1000 I 415 I 649 I 14607 I 4072 I 141 I 23256 |1000 November, ..| 281 I 290 I 495 I 1278 I 1030 I 418 I 707 I 15206 I 4085 I 172 I 23962 |1042 December, _.| 246 I 285 I 350] 1141 I 885 I 378] 648} 13079 I 3512 I 146 I 20670 I 996 January, 1919..| 298 I 363 I 475 I 1252 I 1055 I 344) 768 I 14672 I 3327 I 146 I 22700 I 976 February, ..| 284 I 348 I 437 I 1334!) 896) 348 I 643 I 138308 I 3343 I 153 I 21094 |1004 March, ..| 337 I 323 I 495 I 1493 I 1013 I 376! 757 I 15468 I 4080 I 146 I 24488 |1065

Totals ....8151 (3116 I 5068 [14211 10571 I 4c07 I 7476 163801 1525 I 256436 I 968 =

Class per centage I 1°6 I 1-2 1-9 I 55) 41/ 15] 28] 17 I 6) 100] ..

' a I I I I I I a I

(|3081 2359 4205 11487 8640 I 3359 I 5840 |150646 |*35010 |1207 I 225834 I 863

Last year mere 14 1-0 19 I 39) 15| 26! 667! 155] °5 100 I ..

Almondbury ..| 22 7 38 I 70, 158 43 69 5010| 10 6915 I 69

fc I I I I I I I I

Last year ..| 37. 7] 40/ 66{| 39) 43) 4357] 1048) ..| 5717] 57

Central Library open 265 days. Last year, 262 days. *Note—Juv. Non-fiction (6740) is now Almondbury Branch open on 100 days. Last year, on 100 days. I counted in under respective class headings

REFERENCE LIBRARY. In the Reference Library 10090 volumes were consulted during the same period. Last year 7254. In the Patent Library 870 Specifications and Journals were consulted. Last year 572.

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Year ended 31st.;

1899 1900

1902 1903 1904 1905

1907 1908

1910 1911 1912

1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

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

1901 I

1906

1909 I

1913 1914

CENTRAL LEN

A| Bi

536) 506 687 645) 728 1248 1286 1552 1723 2299 2073 1874 1720 1755 1684 1626 1736

1486 1404 1416 1541) 2193 2794 2777 2949 2844 2981 2958 3413 3826 3551 3575 3643 3112 3004} 2046 3089| 2118 3081] 2359 3151| 3116

C I 1491) 1673 1692: 1853 2202: 2545) 2776 2936: 2323 2082) 2459 9093 2695, 9223 3202 10825 354111745 3687|/11871 3825)12710 3680/11959 372111495 3827|10672 4205111487

D

3801 5364 6693 7700 9168 9311 8837 9607

2795 3116

EK 4012 489] 5121 5028 5645 6031 629] 6624 648] 6450 6875 6486 7703 8739 8763 8860 8596 8214 8578 8640

1

1

5068|14211'10571' 4007

F 1865 1971 2312 2551 2860 2702 2870

3017!

3117 3157 3511 3099 3611 4013

3607

3585 3289 3170 3216 3359

DING LIBRARY

G 2377| 2469 2620; 2850, 3090; 3048 3448] 4063 4756 4947 5174 5019 5624 5665 5573 6246 6119 6014 6119 5840

7476|

71377 88049 99162 113837 115953, 123459 126653 123408 126682 130187 135340 140172 143259 149257] 144824 146316 138303 136750 150646 163801

H I

JI 11025 11073 11922 13216 17497) 21204) 24370) 25211 25735 27296 26762 26890) 25196 23626 29687 24542 30476 38325 37959 35010 43510

K 51 96 18] 517 1733 1101 1220 1336 928 1052 915 684 506 608 601 866 878 1443 1222 1207 1525

97015 115248 128914 141945: 156478 164326 177665 183645 180152 186546 190007 194732 202385 206502 218305 210727 216161 215636 213550 225834 256436

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

386 438 493 548 598 627 663 686 678 691 722 735 752 777 824 800 816 807 802 863 968

Br

I Total. |D. Avi

‘Alm'nd-

bury I

eae sid 5176 4470 3871 3695 4181; 5129 5848 5445 6204 5812

5270 5717

6915'10090

Refer-

anch.| Library aa I

~, I Patent ence Library

1765. (770, .. 1765. I 1808 2458 3975 3574 4642 4337 4827 4959 4557 5959 6138 5425 7639 7664 7224 6755 71254

+736 880 676 576 924 1002 1381) 1231 1598 1178 931 962 704 960 707 572 870

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Diagram snowing Feecoroeo [ssves & Stock 1919.

ISSUES .

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TABLE IV.—Shewing the Sex and Ages of Borrowers. CENTRAL. ; ALMONDBURY.

Ordinary I Non-Fiction Ordinary Non-Fiction

Cards. I Cards. Cards. Cards.

(A.) Number of Ratepayers... vs ..| 2120 710 44 5 Number of Non-Ratepayers ae eh ..| 6095 1340 175 7 8215 2050 219 12 Totals i 4 —— —— —— —

(For Totals in previous years 10265 231 see Compar. Table p. 6). ‘a

Total number of Tickets in force .. 10496

(B.) Number of Males oA re aa 3927 zis 68 ie Number of Females oS te ii 4288 os 151 as

Totals .. 24 ee 8215 a 219 6

(C.) Ages of Borrowers (Non-Ratepayers only) :— 11 to 12 sh A i 6 742 aa 26 és 13 to 15 es iG 4 os ai 1172 ms 32 re 16 to 20 oe a Sa a 971 ee 22 21 to 30 re i a Ki “8 913 ssi 10 a 31 to 40 Ss 4 i x 458 a I 12 i 41 to 60 sas es a Me 290 ih 10 > 6l and over... i iss 37 a 3 ro Not stated oe ae $a oh 1512 5 60

Totals .. ba = 6905 Me 175 ei

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ISSUES,

April Ist, 1918, to March 31st, 1919.

SCHOOLS.

“MIXED.

Bradley National Oe Crosland Moor Council Crosland Moor National! Deighton Council Lindley National Lockwood National Longwood National? Lowerhouses C. E. Moldgreen C. E.# Newsome National Outlane Council* Paddock Council5 4 Spring Grove Council® .. Woodhouse National’? ..

BOYS.

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

Paddock N ational Stile Common Council®

GIRLS.

Berry Brow Council® Moldgreen Council?° Mount Pleasant Council12 Oakes Council .. Paddock National}?

Spark Hall Council!$ Stile Common Council ..

Totals

ISSUES.

por i Fiction. I Totals. 1 63 I 265! 328 2 201 I 895 1 65 I 222| 287 1 204 I 517! 721 2 I 404 I 1216 I 1620 l 231 I 723 954 oi) at 73} 195, 268 I 1 35 I 113) 148 ach fl 107 I 414 1 103 I 340} 443 1 97 I 306| 403 3 235 I 960 I 1195 2 122 I 402] 524 1 73 I 445 ae I 79 I 378 I 457 ae I 134 384 518 ely ol 161 589 I 750 .., 2 I 366 I 1314 I 1680 a 2 422 I 951 I 1373 1 531 I 685 wi 1 79 I 348 1 45 I 227| 272 l 108 I 569 I 677 2 106 I 762 2 55 I 1165 I 1220 l 101 I 237] 338 1 141 I 166| 307 l 166 I 536) 702 37 I 4130 |14604 |18734

NOTE.-

—Schools c closed durin g ‘November and December, 1918,

and portion of March, 1919, owing to Influenza.

No reports for Oct , 1918, Feb. and March, 1919 Only five reports received. No reports for Sept.. 1918, & Mar., 1919 Do. Sept. and Oct., 1918 Do. Feb. and March, 1919 Only three reports received, No reports for Sept. and Oct., 1918

ep

8. No reports for Oct., 1918; Jan., Feb., and March, 1919 9. Only three reports received. 10. No reports for March, 1919. 11. Only five reports received. 12. Only three reports received.

18. No issue for Jan.. Feb., & March, 1919

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APPENDIX.

TABLE 1.—GENERAL.

Population... se oats a ome!) 115,000 Amount of Rate ... oe : bes ld. Cost of Library Service per inhabitant , ) including 3.5d. *Total cost of Library per inhabitant ; Branch 5.5d. No. of Branches ... sai dies aay 1

No. of Staff (Whole Time) :

Male (3 on active nae) Ai “es sei 5 Female awe ve 9 No. of Staff (Part Time) : Male a san sie 6 1 Female 3 1

* Includes Art Gallery expenditure.

TABLE 2.—INCOME AND EXPENDITURE.

Perdentage INCOME :— of Total. From Rate ee 4h) 85.4 Library Receipts (Fines, Catalogues, etc.) aa he va ...| £303 11.5 *Other sources ... se aie Such 3.1 Total... a ...| £2635 100.0 * Includes Credit Balance, 1917, > and Bank Interest. LIBRARY SERVICE EXPENDITURE : Books a ...| £293 11.1 Binding and Repairing Ree ...| £173 6.6 Newspapers and Periodicals ... ...| £206 7.8 Fittings and Furniture ay ..| £13 5 Printing and ss seu dO 2.6 Salaries ... ea ‘ aa ...| £852 32.3 Total ... iis ois ...| £1607 60.9


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