Annual Report of the Public Library and Art Gallery (1920) 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 submitting the 22nd Annual Report, covering the 12 months ended March 31st, 1920.

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 245,705,

a decrease of 28,606 on last year, but 6,328 higher than in 1918.

The Total Issues from all departments since the opening of the Libraries, 22 years ago, amount to 4,363,860. The Total Stock of books in all departments (exclusive of Patent Library) is now 45,243, an increase of 1,562. (See Table I., page 13.)

CENTRAL LIBRARY. LENDING DEPARTMENT.

The Number of Volumes in stock is now 33,299, an increase of 1,127. Worn out volumes, to the number of 414, have been replaced, making the total number acquired during the year 1,541. There are still about 3,500 worn out books awaiting replacement. To obtain the required copies is becoming increasingly difficult.

The Issues from the Central Lending Library were 228,354, a decrease of 28,082. Last year the greatest in- crease in the history of the Library was recorded, viz : 30,602. Compared with the previous year, 225,834, the issue is higher by 2,520. The daily average works out at 868, as against 968 last year and 863 the previous year. (See Tables IL., page 14 and III., page 15.

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The decrease is general in all classes, the perceytage of class issues to total issue remaining practically in the same proportion as last year.

The Juvenile Non-Fiction issues were 5,586, as against 6740 last vear. and 4.777 the previous year. The percentage of Fiction issued was 65. Last year,

63.8. Previous vear, 66.7. It should be noted that the percentege is calculated on Lending Library issues only.

The number of books in embossed type issued to blind readers was 503. Last year, 611.

During the year 3,056 applications for the return of overdue books were sent through the post, as against 1,715 last vear, and 1,327 the previous year. In this connection it may be noted that the receipts from fines were £57 higher than last year. This probably has some bearing on the falling off in issues in the non-fiction classes.

Bespoken Books post cards to the number of 2,296 were dealt with, the number last vear being 1,986.

The number of Borrowers’ Cards in force (Table IV., page 16) is 10,304, as against 10,265, an increase of 39. Non- Fiction (extra) Cards are held in addition by 2,209 borrowers, as against 2,050 last year. The simplification of the method of applying for these latter cards is much appreciated by borrowers, and renders their issue more convenient to the staff.

The publication in the local papers of ‘Lists of Additions to the Libraries, which has been discontinucd for some time owing to general conditions, will, I hope, soon be resumed.

As usual, in connection with Oxford Extension Lectures Courses, a Special List of books for the joint series of Lectures on “ Evolution in History ’’ was prepared.

FACILITIES TO TEACHERS, ETC.

The Teachers’ Special Cards in force number 112, as against 161 last year; the issues on these totalled 737, as against 716.

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At Almondbury the numbers are :—Cards 2, last year 3 ; issues 5, last year 9.

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, 1898 ... 4890 March 3lst, 7124 97015 386 4584 x 1900... 9360 115248 438 4298 of 1901 = =128914 493 4418 ws 1902... 13252 141945 548 4497 a 1903 ... 14771 156478 598 5202 1904 ... 16567 164326 627 5269 i. 1905... 18806 177665 663 5489 1906 ... 19593 183645 686 5742 s 1907 .... 20701 180152 678 5523 ae 1908 ... 22004 186546 691 5631 Ms 1909... 22995 190007 722 6274 ‘ 32 24489: 194732 735 6046 3 1911. 25807 2202385 752 6518 27076 206502 777 6623 19138... 32S 28263 =) 218305 824 6753 3 1914 =... 29399 210727 800 6990 Wy 1915 ww. 32S 2161 61 816 7770 += 30895) =. 215636 807 7093 =f 32S 80910 =. 213550 802 6743 1918... =31483 =. 225834 863 7417 1919 =... 3932172 =256436 968 8215 5 1920... =. 228354 868 8095 Total issues Bs vie bes 4110563

REFERENCE LIBRARY.

The number of volumes is now 9,005, an increase of 352. The number of works consulted was 10,636, as against 10,090, an increase of 546.

In this department a great deal of work in respect of ‘classifying and cataloguing the stock has been carried out

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during the year. In addition, a catalogue on Cards of the Huddersfield portion of the Yorkshire Collection has been compiled.

An additional book stack has been provided. This reduces the space available for readers, but was necessary for shelving of recent additions. Considerably more room is still required for the proper shelving and display of stock.

PATENT LIBRARY.

The number of Specifications and Journals consulted was 756, as against 870: the number of persons using this department being 94, as against 107.

Increased accomodation, which would permit of the retention of Specifications of earlier date than 15 years back, would probably result in greater use being made of this department ; searchers who require greater detail than is given in the Abridgments must, of necessity, have recourse elsewhere.

ALMONDBURY BRANCH.

The number of volumes in stock at this Branch is 2939, an increase of 83. The Issues during the year were 5,959, as against 6,915 last year and 5,717 the previous year.

The number of Borrowers is 237 (as against 219), of whom 7 hold Non-Fiction cards.

BINDING AND REPAIRS.

The number of volumes re-bound during the year was 1,094 ; last year 1,394. Many thousands of minor repairs have been carried out by the staff. The poor quality of paper on which books are now printed tends to a large increase in this work.

SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

The issues from these boxes, 37 in number, which are supplied by the Education Committee to 28 of the Elementary Schools in the Borough, are shewn in a Table on page 17.

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The Total Issue was 6,374, as against 18,734 last year. The decrease is due to the boxes not having been re-issued after they were sent in for the annual overhaul last July. The books were getting greatly reduced in number owing to inability to secure new copies of works as they became worn out, and a large proportion of the remaining stock was getting into a much worn and dilapidated condition. A report to this effect, and suggesting re-organisation on the principle of a fixed library at each school instead of the present travel- ling method, was sent to the Education Committee, who have decided upon such re-organisation.

CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE LIBRARY AND THE SCHOOLS.

In view of the general interest at present being shewn in the question of.co-operation between the Public Library and the School, a note as to what is done in Huddersfield may not be out of place. In addition to the administration of the present School Libraries, which work has been under- taken by the Librarian and his staff since their inception in 1906, the Public Library provides for each elementary school (whether supplied with School Library or not) a supply of borrowers’ application forms for free distribution, the purpose being to get the scholar leaving school, who is not already a borrower, to become one.

To each school was sent, on publication, a copy of the Catalogue of Juvenile Non-Fiction in the Public Library with a covering letter to the effect that the same would be found of use in directing attention to special books on subjects under study, or in advising scholars on choice of other than story books. It may be pointed out that some years ago the age for admission of juveniles was reduced from 13 to 11, a privilege which has been well used. A short time ago a commencement was made in the way of organised visits of a party of scholars in charge of a teacher. Owing to the congested state of the Lending Library this is a feature which I am afraid cannot be developed to any great extent in our

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present premises. When we obtain our projected new building and have ample space this work can be carried out in a much better way, and the addition of a. Children’s Library and Reading Room will do much to further this work of co-operation. The Teachers’ Special Cards to which reference has earlier been made, is another step in the same direction. On these cards teachers can borrow, for school purposes only, books to the number of four at any one time. They are issued in addition to the two ordinary borrower’s cards which each teacher, like every other borrower, is entitled to take out.

ART GALLERY.

Exhibitions and attendances during the 12 months :—

British Official Battle Photographs, May 19th to June 14th, 1919, 4 weeks ba ine 4573

Paintings and Etchings, by the late Sir Alfied Kast, R.A., July 17th to Aug. 16th, 43 weeks dibs we at oye we 5445

Tenth Autumn Exhibition of Oil Paintings & Water Colours, Sept. 6th to Nov. 29th, 12 weeks... ieee aie pes ... 12606

Oil Paintings and Water Colours, by the late C. Napier Hemy, R.A., Dec. 26th, 1919

to Jan. 24th, 1920, 44 weeks te, ies 6143 Permanent Collection, Feb. 2nd to April 7th, 94 weeks is sie ...(estimated) 2620

31387 Last year, 5 Exhibitions ; 23,449 visitors.

Considerable interest was evinced in the Battle Photo- graphs Exhibition. Copies of seven of the Exhibits were sold.

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The East Exhibition was an interesting one, shewing in -full the versatility of the artist, and was well attended. One picture was purchased for the Permanent Collection.

The Hemy Exhibition was also of great interest, ranging from a series of sketches to the last large oil painting

exhibited by the artist in the Royal Academy in 1915. Two pictures were sold.

_ The Autumn Exhibition attracted a larger number of visitors than any that have been held, the weekly average being 1,050. Five pictures were purchased for the Permanent Collection, and four were sold.

In addition to purchases, the Permanent Collection has been enriched by three gifts, making the total acquisitions for the year, four oil paintings, four water colours, and one sculpture, as follows :—

PAINTINGS. “Richmond Bridge,” by Alexander Akerbladh. Pur- chased. Geraniums,” by E. Beatrice Bland. Purchased.

‘“ Sunlit Pastures,’ by W. Evans Linton, R.W.A. Purchased.

The Shepherdess,”’ by Sir Alfred East, R.A. Purchased.

WATER COLOURS.

‘The Desert Post,’ by A. Lamplough. Presented by Lady Raynor.

“Venice from the Lido, by P. Moffat Lindner, A.R.W.S. Purchased.

“ The Viaduct,” by Lewis T. Gibb. Purchased.

‘The Valley of the East Lyn, N. Devon,” by William Callow. Presented by Edwin Brook, Esq., Newmill.

SCULPTURE.

Rebekah at the Well,” by Samuel Kitson. Presented by William Brooke, Esq., J.P.

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STAFF.

I regret to report the death, on Nov. 6th last, of Miss Stone, whose resignation, owing to ill-health, was mentioned in last year’s Report.

Miss H. Flood and Miss E. Lister, Temporary Junior Assistants, were appointed on the permanent staff.

H. Townend was demobilised in November last, but did not resume his appointment.

In consequence of this, Miss Bruce, who had served as a temporary assistant since 27th April, 1916, was transferred to the permanent staff.

Mr. F. J. Boardman, First Senior Assistant, resigned in March, on appointment to a position as Senior Assistant Central Lending Library, Cardiff. I

HUDDERSFIELD ROLL OF HONOUR.

A large amount of time has been spent entering the names on the forms as a nucleus for this Roll, but a great amount of work still remains to be done, for which it is hoped to enlist the help of Secretaries having charge of Rolls of Honour in the various parishes, the schools, clubs, associations, etc., in the Borough.

GENERAL.

It is with great regret that I record the death, on March 20th last, of Mr. J. W. Piercy, LL.B., whose services as a Co-opted member of this Committee since 1910 have been greatly appreciated.

The usual Lists of Periodicals and of Donors of Books, etc., have been again omitted from this report, owing to the need for compression. 108 volumes, 62 pamphlets, and a framed photograph of B. Platoon, Volunteers have been received. To all the donors the thanks of the Committee have been conveyed,

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A crayon portrait of the late Sir Joseph Crosland, by William M. Hannah, was purchased.

The Chairman and I attended the Annual Conference of the Library Association, at Southport, and a report on the proceedings was presented at the next meeting of the Com- mittee. At this Conference the Interim Report of the Adult Education Committee appointed by the Ministry of ‘Reconstruction was extensively discussed, together with the Memorandum of the Library Association submitted to the President of the Board of Education, setting forth the views and policy of the Library Association. The Committee on receipt of my report passed a resolution in support of the attitude of the Library Association, which was opposed to the transfer of the control of Public Libraries to the Local Education Authorities, as recommended by the Adult Educa- tion Committee, the personnel of which was such that they. were not representative of the institutions and subjects concerned and discussed.

Many of their recommendations have been anticipated and put into operation at many libraries already, including Huddersfield, e.g., Open Access, lectures, facilities to students, students’ extra cards, co-operation between schools and public libraries, provision of children’s section, and technical and commercial sections.

The outstanding feature in the Library world this year was the passing of the Public Libraries Act, 1919, which gives to County Councils power to establish Public Libraries, and abolishes the ld. rate limit, matters which the Library Association have strongly advocated for a number of years. Though this Act does not directly affect us locally, as we are established under a Local Act, still the impetus which such removal will give to the Library movement generally, and the opportunity it gives for our Public Libraries to be supported in the manner their work has long merited cannot fail to be generally felt. By providing the means for extension of

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activities on lines which were prohibited by the ld. limit, Libraries will be placed in a position to become more effective

instruments for the advancement of the public good, and of general culture.

The Library has this year been connected with the Post Oftice Telephone System.

An annual subscription to the Central Library for Students has been taken up. This Library appears to have a great future before it. As it is built up it will provide a reserve of books of a special character, which can be called upon to provide the needs of students beyond such books as are contained in the Local Public Libraries.

It is sincerely to be desired that the Committee's hopes of a new building which will provide accomodation adequate to the needs of the Library may before long be realised. The utilisation of the site provided by Sir J. Frecheville Ramsden would provide for our requirements in an ample manner.

I am, Gentlemen,

Yours obediently,

FREDK. C. COLE, May, 1920. Librarian and Curator.

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TABLE I.—Shewing the number of volumes in the Libraries at March 31st, 1919, the number added during the year, the numbers withdrawn and transferred, and the total at March 31st, 1920.

LENDING LIBRARIES.

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Religion and us Social Science... : Natural Science .. 3 . Fine and Useful Arts... . History, Geography, and Travel. Biography . Language, Literature, and Poetry . Fiction... ea si Juvenile .. K. Magazines and Bibliography i

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I I I I 1919. 1835 1498 1560 3676 4212 2295 2650 10664 3030 . Jog

CENTRAL.

March I I No. added.

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65 90 54 208 100 57 I 65 370 126 13

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No. of Trans. to Withdrawals|Almondbury.

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Total at March 1920.

1897 1588 1612 3878 4309 2351 2714 11029 3156 765

Perentg 57 4°8 50 11°7 12°6 Ta 8:2 33°1 9°5 2°3

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1919.

107 82 184 227 380 2°6 233 1102 265

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110 9] 186 I 244 I 395 I 267 I 233 1145 268

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3lst, 1920.

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1148 I 15 £46 100°0 2856

Totals I 32172

REFERENCE LIBRARY.

8653 352 I oe we I 9005 I I

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TABLE II.—Shewing the number and classification of the volumes issued during the year 1919-20, SM CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY. . A B,. C DD kK i. G H J KS Totals) DD. Ay April, 1919 .. 236 262, 380 1174. 736 300) 576) 1288631938) 1019 May, .. 239 226 357 = =1123 769 272 COO 12996 3129 117 19828 8296 I June, .. 24 147) 290 879 633 I 221 = 498 10521-2616. 82 BIT 806 I July, 257 197 |) 266 SOT 614 203 427 lOT87 266: 97 16418 738 August, .. 210° 201! 307) 1057) 655 I 245) 481° 11545 3010, > 809 September, .. 209 219) 274 1093 668 255 442 11238 27447] 17213 829 October, .. 294 274 I 440 1346 773 I 362 I 6386 13247 3297 103 = 20772893 I November, uu. “OT 498 1335 Tis 294 ' 599 13147 3225 205389 984 I December, D5 929 376 i 1101 755 255 |) SIO. 11540 2896 89 17976 856 January, 1920.. 290 235 476 1423 953) 324 715. 14403 3361 gay I

I February, —... 282 I 205 I 438 1273, I 4) 12 (1279) 780, 261) S71 I 13153) 2979 125 20119 I 866 I 6 I vei PT ae ee als Ba © Ge I

March, . 295 I 932 I 444 I Totals ....'3056 [2697 I 4546 13990

8954 I 3255 I 6653 148115 *35970 i118 1118 I 2 228354 I 868 4-0 40] 1 14/30

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Class per centage I 3/11 2°0

I Pee Ns (3151 3116 5068 |14211 14211 10571 10571 I 400 4007 I 7476 163801 |*43510 1525 I 25€436 I 968 I Last year I }——-—_|__ a a

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Central Library open 263 days. Last year, 265 — Almondbury Branch open.on 94 days. Last year, on 100 days.

REFERENCE LIBRARY. In the Reference Library 10636 volumes were consulted during the same period. Last a 10090.

_in the Patent Library 756 Specifications and Journals were consulted. Last year 870.

*Note—Juv. Non-fiction issues (5586) 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 Alm’nd-| Refer-

ended CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY. bury I ence Titan

Mar. 31st. Branch.| Library

A B I C D E F G H J K I Total. |\D. Av 1899 I 1486] 536, 1491) 2795) 4012) 1865) 2377) 71377) 11025 51} 97015) 386 .. I 1765)... 1900 I 1404) 506) 1673) 3116) 4891} 1971) 2469) 88049) 11073 96, 115248) 438 4 PATIO! sx 1901 I 1416) 687} 1692) 3801) 5121) 2312) 2620) 99162) 11922) 181) 128914) 493 .. I L765)... 1902 I 1541) 645) 1853) 5364) 5028) 2551) 2850) 108380) 138216) 517) 141945) 548 .. I 1808} .. 1903 I 2193} 728) 2202) 5645) 2860) 3090) 113837| 17497| 1733) 156478) 598 .. I 2458) +736 1904 I 2794) 1248) 2545) 7700. 6031| 2702) 3048) 115953) 21204) 1101} 164326) 627 .. I 3975} 880 1905 I 2777| 1286| 2776 9168 6291) 3448) 123459) 24370) 177665) 663 .. I 3574, 676 1906 I 2942) 1552) 2936) 9311, 6624) 3017, 4063) 126653) 25211) 1336} 183645) 686 I *782) 4642) 576 1907 I 2844) 1723, 2323) 8837, 6481; 3117, 4756) 123408) 25735; 928) 180152) 678 I 5176 4337; 924 1908 I 2981] 2292) 2082) 9607 6450, 3157, 4947) 126682) 27296) 1052; 186546) 691 I 4470) 4827) 1002 1909 2958} 2073) 2459 9093, 6875) 3511! 5174) 130187) 26762) 915) 190007) 722 I 3871) 4959 1381) 1910 3413) 1874 2695) 6486) 3099) 5019) 135340) 26890) 684) 194732) 735 I 3695) 4557) 1231 1911 I 3826) 1720 3202)10825 7703, 3611 5624 140172) 506) 202385) 752 I 4181) 5959 1598! 1912 I 3551} 1755, 354111745, 8739, 4013) 5665) 143259) 23626, 608) 206502) 777 I 5129) 6138) 1178 1913 3575 1684 3687)11871 8763. 3607 5573 149257) 29687; 601) 218305) 824 I 5848) 5425) 931: 1914 I 3643) 1626) 382512710 8860 3585 6246) 144824) 24542) 866) 800 I 5445) 7639 962! 1915 3112) 1736) 3680'11959 8596, 3289. 6119 146316 878) 216161) 816 I 6204) 7664) 704 1916 3004) 2046) 3721)11495 8214 3170) 6014 138303) 38325) 1443) 215636) 807 I 5812) 7224| 960 I

1917 I 3089 2118) 382710672 8578 3216 6119, 37959| 1222) 213550) 802 I 5270| 6755| 707) 1918 I 3081) 2359, 8640 3359, 5840, 150646 35010) 1207) 225834) 863 I 7254 572 ' 1919 I 3151) 3116) 5068/14211 10571 4007) 7476) 163801 43510) 1525) 256436 968 I 6915)10090| 870; 1920 I 3056] 2697! 4546/13990 8954 3255, 6653) 148115) 1118) 228354 868 I 5959|10636| 756,

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

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

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

Totals

(For Totals in previous years see Compar. Table p. 5).

Total number of Tickets in force

(B.) Number of Males

Number of Females

(C.) Ages of Borrowers (Non- es

1l to 12 13 to 15° 16 to 20 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 60

61 and over Not stated

Totals ..

Totals ..

I CENTRAL.

Ordinar y I Cards. Cards.

ar 210 725

.. 8983 1484

(1 8095 2209

(| 10304

sc 4041 os ..| 4054 ei

a 8095 ee

oe 781 ea a 980 3 5s 942 a3 ea 893 7 442 a fis 264 4

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Non-Fiction

ALMONDBURY.

Ordinary

Cards.

48 189

237

152

237

39 23 26 23 10

62 189

Non-Fiction Cards.

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES April Ist, 1919, to July, 1919.

ISSUKS,

SCHOOLS.

MIXED.

I Bradley National 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 Council 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 Council Oakes Council ... Paddock National Spark Hall Council

Stile Common Council

Totals

No. of Boxes.

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I 37

ISSUES. Fiction. I Totals. 30) 137) 167 13| 69) 82 40 I 110] 150 17) 75| 92 139 I 402, 541 86 I 281 367 64.| 207) 271 23) 69) 92 35 I 161 196 46 148! 194 Si) 98 485 14| 113| 127 ll; 84. 95 36 142 178 81} 182 263 106 I 528, 634 176 I 438 614 76\ 253 59 I 253 I 312 32 358 390 4, 267. 271 100: 246 I 346 42 272) 314 1317 I 5057 I 6374

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APPENDIX.

TABLE 1.—GENERAL.

Population... ih st ... (estimated) 115,000 Amount of Rate ... us te a l}d. Cost of Library Service per inhabitant including 4.7d. *Total cost of Library per inhabitant ; Branch 7.1d. No. of Branches ... “ie ee ss 1 No. of Staff (Whole Time) : Male ... sie bes me 4 Female en Sey i ; 7 No. of Staff (Part Time) : Male weal i ioe 1 Female ae 1

* Includes Art Gallery expenditure.

TABLE 2.—!INCOME AND EXPENDITURE.

Percentage INCOME :— of Total. From Rate : ...| £29388 I 85.7 Library Receipts (Fines, Catalogues, etc.) ae sie se ...| £387 11.3 *Other sources ... i nes ...| £102 3.0 Total... oa wii I £3427 100.0 * Credit Balance, 1919, Bank Interest, and Art Gallery Receipts. LIBRARY SERVICE EXPENDITURE : Books ...| £602 17.6 Binding and Repairing bes ...| £104 3.0 Newspapers and Periodicals ... ..| £199 5.8 Fittings and Furniture wee ..| £45 1.3 Printing and uP w| £75 2.2 Salaries ... i Ss ...| £1138 33.2 Total ... nes oy ...| £2163 63.1

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FABRIC CHARGES (Library Percentage Rent... aes es “asl te GO 4.8 Rates and Taxes 5 £45 1.3 Upkeep of Building ... I £66 1.9 Heating and Lighting (including I wages of caretakers, &c.) ..| £314 9.2 Total... oo... 0. I £590 17.2 Art Gallery _... “ss ve| £016 [5.1 Almondbury Branch ... £110 3.2 Credit Balance, March 31st, 1920 £48 1.4 Total Expenditure ..| £3427 I 100.0

TABLE 3.—STOCKS.

- Lending Libraries. Reference Central. Branch. Library. No. of vols. at beginning of year; 32172 I 2856 8653 No. of vols. withdrawn ue year ... eis 15 = Additions during year.. ...| *1547 83 352 *(including 414 Replacements) Total vols. at end of year _....|_ 33299 I 2939 9005 Volumes per head of population 1 per 3.4 34 I L per 12.7. 1 per 12.7. TABLE 4.—ISSUES. Daily Totals. Average. Central Lending Library oe ...| 228,354 868 Branch Library : es 5,959 61 Reference Library recorded issues 11,392 43 Reference Library Open Shelves (estimated) 26,000 99 Total Issues 271,705 Issues from Lending Library per ‘head of I population ues 2.0 I Total Issues, per head of population Sei 2.3 TABLE 5.—BORROWERS. No. of Actual Borrowers ae ...| 8332 Percentage of Borrowers to population se hie No. of Supplementary Readers’ Tickets held ...| 2216

Total Borrowers’ Tickets in use (valid for one year)| 10548

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COUNTY BOROUGH OF HUDDERSFIELD.

Public Library and Art Gallery Fund Account for the year ended March 31st, 1920.

EXPENDITURE. LIBRARY. £ Salaries and Wages .................. 1264 Furniture, Fittings and Repairs ...... 45 Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 74 Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 210 Fuel and Lighting .................. 180 53 esse RS Wed 9 New Books and Binding ............ 705 Newspapers and Periodicals .......... 199 Subscriptions to Societies ............ 18 Cleaning Materials, Librarian’s Dis- bursements and Miscellaneous .... 44

2752 13 7

ART GALLERY. Salaries and Wages .................. 119 Furniture and Fittings .............. Advertising, Printing and Stationery .. 72 Rent, Rates, Taxes and Water ........ 62 Fuel and Lighting .................. 23 Purchase of Pictures ................ 134 Selecting and Hanging Pictures........ 36 Collection and Carriage of Pictures .... 50 Insurance BD ld iN ta neg Lid al atl alles Sona 13

S. 18 1] 3 16 8 18

so £ s. d. INCOME. £ 38. “a. £ 8s. d. Balance due from Treasurer, April lst, 1919 25 11 #1 10 Rate of 1}d. in the £ forthe year .... 2938 7 10 10 LIBRARY.

l Salaries and Wages :— 10 Contributed by Sir J. F. Ramsden, 6 towards Caretaker’s Wagesasagreed 5 O Sale of Vouchers, Catalogues, ete. .... 76 10 1 Hines: ede meats 267 14 8 Bank Interest 55 12 10 —_——_———— 404 17 6

0 ART GALLERY.

11 Sales of Catalogues x “TAB: 2

Commission on Sale of Pictures ...... 314 0O Ai ——_——_—_——_ 5 2

———_—_—_— 515 13 8

WARES. Sie he eke MENS ee kee eae 43 and Magazines ........ 33 Fuel, Lighting, Rates and Miscellaneous 33

ALMONDBURY BRANCH LIBRARBY.

0 [Interest on Investments ....... od 6 8 7 Fines, Vouchers, etc. ............. as 9 9 2 5 —————._ 42 15 10

£3426 11 7 £3426 1l 7

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