Annual Report of the Public Library and Art Gallery (1922) 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 my Annual Report, cover- ing the year ended March 31st, 1922, the 24th submitted.

SUMMARY OF TOTALS.

The Recorded Total of books issued and consulted at the Central Lending, Reference, and Patent Libraries, and at the Almondbury Branch Library for the year was 283,217, an increase of 33,223 over last year.

The Total Issues from all departments since the opening of the Library, 24 years ago, is 4,897,071.

The Total Stock of books and pamphlets in all depart-

ments (exclusive of Patent Library) is now 47,409, an increase of 990. (See Table I., page 11).

The total number of Borrowers’ Cards in force is 11,893, an increase of 1,301.

CENTRAL LIBRARY. LENDING DEPARTMENT.

The Number of Volumes now in stock is 34,810, an increase of 630. During the year 1,085 volumes were added, 718 worn-out volumes were replaced, and 455 were with- drawn and written off, making the total number of volumes acquired 1,348. A very large number of works of Fiction still await replacement, and much deterioration is noticeable in other classes. The sum available in recent years for purchase of new books and replacements has been, owing to the rise in cost, proportionately much less than was available prior to the war, and as prices rose and the demand for current works was met, necessary replacements have had to wait. To keep pace with requirements in both directions will

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necessitate a larger amount being allocated for purchase of books. For binding too, it is necessary that more should be spent in order to overtake arrears.

The Issues from the Central Lending Library were 265,914, an increase of 32,962. This is not only the highest issue recorded, but also the greatest increase. The daily average works out at 998, as against 890. (See Tables II., page 12, and III., page 13). The only class to shew a decrease is K, Magazines, etc., and there is very little variation in the class percentage figures shewing the increases to be proportionate in all classes. The totals are :—Non-Fiction Classes, 49,238; Fiction, 177,144 ; Juvenile, 39,532. The upward trend in the latter class noted as coincident with the re-organisation and exten- sion of the School Libraries has continued.

The percentage of Fiction issued, calculated on Lending Library issues only, was 66.6. Last year, 66.8.

The number of books in embossed type issued to blind readers was 514. Last year, 421.

During the year 2,799 applications were posted for the return of overdue books, as against 2,871 last year; and 2,460 Bespoken Books post cards were sent out ; last year’s

number being 2,173.

The number of Borrowers’ Cards in force (Table IV., page 14) is 11,674, an increase of 1,288. Non-Fiction (extra) Cards are held by 2,934 borrowers, as against 2,530 last year.

Thanks are due to the Press for publication of para- graphs and notices on Library topics. These have a distinct value in keeping before, or bringing to the notice of the public the resources of the Libraries.

In connection with the Extension Lectures on “ The International Economic Situation,” the travelling library was kept at the Library and a Special Reading List of Books in the Reference and Lending Departments was compiled.

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A Select List of Books in the Libraries was also prepared

in connection with the Exhibition of Textile Fabrics and

Designs. FACILITIES TO TEACHERS.

The number of Teachers’ Special Cards in force is 125, as against 112 last year. The issues were 701, last year 690.

At Almondbury the figures are :—Cards, 2; Issues, 4.

These special cards enable the holder to take out extra books, to the number of four at one time, for teaching

purposes. 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 31st, 7124 97015 386 4584 » 1900... 9360 115248 438 4298 1901 128914 493 4418 > 1902... 13252 141945 548 4497 1903... 314771 += 156478 598 5202 » 1904 ... 16567 164326 627 5269 1905... 177665 663 5489 » 1906... 19593 183645 686 5742 1907 .... +20701 180152 678 5523 1908 .... 22004 186546 691 5631 » 1909 =... 22995 190007 722 6274 » gw. 2S 24489 =: 194732 735 6046 » ll =... =©25807 752 6518 1912 =... 206502 777 6623 28263 =. 2218305 824 6753 1914 =... = 29399 = 210727 800 6990 ” 32S 830452 2161 61 816 7770 » 1916... =215636 807 7093 » 1917 )3=— 80910) 213550 802 6743 » 1918 .... 31483 225834 863 7417 1919 .... 32172 256436 968 8215 » 1920: ... 33299 228354 868 8095 ” 1921 ... 34180 232952 890 7856 ” 1922... 34810 265914 998 8740

Total issues cee eee eee 4609429

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REFERENCE LIBRARY.

The number of Volumes is now 9,584, an increase of 304. The number of Works consulted was 10,079, as against 11,290, a decrease of 1,211; the number of readers being 4,313, as against 3,809.

The work of expanding.the Card Catalogue is now practicaily complete, and the catalogue will render the con- sultation and use of books much easier to readers.

Among the additions to this department may be mentioned the Petition for Reprieve of one George Earnshaw, dated 1784; portions of the Court Rolls of the Manor of Slaithwaite, of various dates in the 16th century ; and a Collection of Papers, Lectures and Addresses by, and Letters addressed to, the late Councillor Geo. Thomson, who was a member of the Committee from the inception of the Library, and Chairman from 1907 to 1917.

COMPARATIVE TABLE.

April Stock Issues March Stock. Issues. 22nd 1898 486 3lst 1910 5464 4557 March » 1911 5807 5959 3lst 1899 1104 1765 3 1912 6208 6138 » 1900 1509 1770 1913 6658 5425 » 1901 1649 1765 1914 6965 7639 » 1902 2175 1808 1915 397272 7664 » 1903 3034 2458 » 1916 7505 7224 » 1904 3839 3975 5 1917 6755 » 1905 4298 3574 » 1918 8119 7254 » 1906 432] 4642 » 1919 8653 10090 ” 1907 4337 ” 1920 » 1908 4909 4827 » 1921 9280 11290 ,, 1909 4977 4959 , 1922 9584 10079

PATENT LIBRARY.

The number of Specifications and Journals consulted was 1,491, as against 713 last year; the number of persons using this department being 184, as against 105.

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ALMONDBURY BRANCH.

The number of volumes in stock is now 3,015, an increase of 56. The Issues during the year were 5,733, as against 5,039, an increase of 694. (Table I., page 11). The Number of Borrowers’ Cards in force is 219, as against 206. Non-Fiction (extra) Cards are held by 21 borrowers.

An interesting addition is the original sketch, by Sir Charles Nicholson, for the Almondbury War Memorial, presented by the Memorial Committee.

Arrangements were made for a class in English Literature in connection with the Humanistic Studies Department, Technical College, but owing to the meagre number of applicants this unfortunately had to be abandoned. Efforts are being made in this direction again this year. Such a class would, I think, do much to stimulate interest in the Branch Library.

BINDING AND REPAIRS.

The number of volumes re-bound during the vear was 1,571 ; last year 1,262. Many thousands of minor repairs have been carried out by the staff. An improvement over that obtaining in recent years in the quality of paper used for book production is to be noted. This, if continued, will tend to increase the life of both new and re-bound books with consequent effect upon this work. There are still, however, very large arrears to overtake.

COMMERCIAL SECTION.

The publication of the Special List of Business Books and its supplement, noted in last year’s report, has un- doubtedly led to greater demand and enquiry. Some few enquiries have been made by telephone, and the use of certain books in the Reference Library, Telegraphic Codes in particular, has been well marked.

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

As noted in last year’s report, the control of these Libraries was, following upon my report on the same and suggestions for re-organisation, taken over by the Education Office. The issues, though large, have not been during the last year at as high a rate as for the previous six months immediately following on re-organisation. This is doubtless due to the fact that renewals and additions have not been maintained. That the building up of these libraries should be steadily carried on is a necessity if the children are to develop the reading habit. The School Libraries are an excellent means of fostering this. To make readers is a step in making effective the work of the schools, and children accustomed to the use of books will continue and extend their reading after their school days are over.

WORK WITH SCHOLARS. The Juvenile Collection at the Central Library has been increased by 200 volumes, and particular attention has been given to replacing worn-out books. This section now con- tains 3,374 volumes, a good proportion of which are non- fictional in character.

The Total Issue was 39,352, an increase of 874 during the year. Of these, 4,465 were non-fiction issues.

In October last, a letter was sent to the Head Teacher of every Elementary School in the Borough suggesting the organisation of visits to the Central Library by parties of children on the eve of their leaving school. Seven parties, from four schools and comprising 94 children came, and were taken round the Library and the general plan of arrangement, classification and cataloguing explained to them. Much interest was taken by the children, and there is little doubt that most, if not all of them will use the free application form for a borrower’s card which is given on leaving school, and become regular borrowers from the Library and be able to make full use of its resources.

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ART GALLERY. Exhibitions and attendances during the 12 months :~- Huddersfield Art Society, April 16th to May

21st (5 weeks) wee bee bee bes 7013 Textile Fabrics and Designs, June 138th to July 2nd (3 weeks) .. 6712 Permanent Collection, July llth to Aug. 13th (5 weeks) oe . . .. estimated 2050

Twelfth Autumn Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Water Colours, Sept. Ist to Nov. 26th

(124 weeks) ... vee wee vee ... 16648 Futurist Pictures, Posters, etc., Dec. 16th, 1921 to Jan. 7th, 1922 (3 weeks) bee vee 2100 Oil Paintings, by J. Hodgson Lobley, Feb. 4th to March 4th (4 weeks) ... wee wee 5146 Total ... wee 39669

Last year, 5 Exhibitions ; 32,954 visitors. Previous year, 5 Exhibitions ; 31,387 visitors.

The Textile Fabrics and Designs Exhibition, on loan from the British Institute of Industrial Art, was the first of their Exhibitions to be held out of London, and our applica- tion for the same, I believe, originated their scheme of sectional travelling exhibitions. Great interest was shewn by the large number of visitors attending the show, many of whom came from towns some distance away, and the high quality of design throughout the exhibition was much appreciated. The effect of such an exhibition must be great in bringing before the people a higher standard in applied design.

The Autumn Exhibition was again a great success, being visited by the largest number yet recorded in the series, the weekly average being 1,332. It is to be regretted, however, that more sales are not effected. The standard of work selected and shewn is of a high level.

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The Exhibition of Futurist Pictures, Drawings, Posters, etc., was a source of interest from many points of view, and was provocative of some amount of discussion.

Additions to the Permanent Collection were as follow :—

Or PAINTINGS.

‘‘ In the Woods, Burnham Beeches,’’ by Charles France. Presented by H. T. Young, Esq.

Portrait of the late Edward Armitage, Esq. Presented by the Gas Committee.

SCULPTURE.

Two Marble Figures on Pedestals. Presented by Miss Inman.

SILHOUETTES.

Three Silhouette Portraits—-!, Samuel Clay, by Foster, Huddersfield, 1824; 2, Thomas Smart, Poet and Printer, King Street, 1832; 3, John Blagbrough, by Frost. Purchased.

The inscriptions on the backs of these are, there is little doubt, in the handwriting of the late Mr. G. W. Tomlinson.

Two portraits in oils of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Crosland were accepted as gifts, but are remaining for the time being in possession of the donor.

The oil painting, ‘‘ Richmond Bridge,” by Alex Akerbladh, was lent to the artist for an exhibition in Stockholm. STAFF. The work in general suffered in consequence of the resignations of Senior Assistants noted in last year’s report, but efforts are being made to overcome arrears.

As it was not found practicable to fill the vacancy of first senior assistant, two junior assistants were appointed, Miss Nellie Booth and Miss Dorothy L. Haley.

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HUDDERSFIELD ROLL OF HONOUR.

Further steps have been taken to carry the compilation of this work further towards completion, but progress is very slow. It is now proposed to enlist the aid of the Press in securing additional names.

GENERAL.

Lists of Periodicals and Donors of Books, etc. are again omitted this year, owing to the need for compression. 243 volumes and 185 pamphlets and a framed Record of the Jubilee of the Incorporation of the Borough have been received, to the donors of which the thanks of the Committee have in each instance been conveyed.

The Library Association Conference, held at Manchester, was attended by the Chairman and myself and a report of the proceedings was presented at the meeting of the Committee next following. Some interesting papers and discussions included among other subjects : “ Standardisation of Library Appliances,” “ The Institut Internationale de Bibliographie ; its work and_ possibilities of Co-operation,’ ‘‘ Works Libraries,” ‘‘Commercial Libraries,’ and ‘The Repre- sentation of Poetry in Public Libraries.” An extremely interesting film depicting ‘ American Public Library Work

in France ”’ in the devastated area was shown.

During the past two years in particular, mutilation of books has been noted to be on the increase. This is a matter in which it is peculiarly difficult to detect the culprits. It is to be hoped that a better sense of civic responsibility may become more general and tend to a decrease in this pernicious destruction of public property.

Owing to the very congested state of the shelves in both the Lending and Reference Libraries, it became necessary a few years ago to remove to a store room a large number of the less used books. This relief was only temporary in character, and again this weeding out has to be done. It is

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much to be regretted that this course has to be taken, as once the books are removed from the open shelves they more or less become dead stock, the proportion of borrowers who consult the catalogues for their needs being very small.

In July last the Town Clerk reported to the Committee the completion of the Deed of Gift of the land in St. Peter’s Street, by Sir J. F. Ramsden, as a site for a new Public Library and Art Gallery. I

The site is an excellent one and will provide ample room for our needs when the time comes that progress can be made with the proposed new building thereon. Our _ present premises are wholly inadequate for the work of the Library and Art Gallery.

It was with deep regret that the Committee learnt of the death, on October 6th iast, of Mr. Councillor Geo. Thom- son, J.P., who was connected with the Library from its inception and as Chairman from 1907 to 1917.

I am, Gentlemen,

Yours obediently,

FREDK. C. COLE, June 30th, 1922. Librarian and Curator.

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TABLE I.—Shewing the number of volumes in the Libraries at March 31st; 1921, the number added during the year, the numbers withdrawn and transferred, and the total at March 31st, 1922:

LENDING LIBRARIES.

CENTRAL. ALMONDBURY.

March No. of Trans. to Total at March I March 8lst,| No. added I Total at March 1921. No. added. |Withdrawals/Almondbury. 31st, 1922. 1921. inc.transfers. 81st, 1922.

Class. Perentg Percntg

A. Religion and Philosophy ..| 1941 53 1 eee 1993 5: 7 110 lll I 37 B. Social Science... we .-| 1650 71 wee wes 1721 91 92 3° 1 C. Natural Science .. .. ..| 1657 55 4 eee 1708 187 wes 187 D. Fine and Useful Arts... 4016 144 7 ves 4153 244 249 EK. History, Geography, and Travel 4414 78 14 eee 4478 396 398

5 2 F. Biography we 2405 62 2 wee 2465 268 1 269 1 3 2

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G. Language, Literature, and Poetry 2813 98 4 wes 2907 233 234 H. Fiction .. . ..| 11299 319 364 .. {11254 1159 4 1202

J. Juvenile .. ..| 3220 200 46 wee 3374 271 273 K. Magazines and Bibliography ..| 765 5 13 eee 757 wee wee wes wes

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Totals © ..| 34180 1085 455 ... (34810 I 100 I 2959 56 3015 I 100

REFERENCE LIBRARY. 9280 I 304 I .. { .. I 9584 I

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TABLE II.—Shewing the number and classification of the volumes issued during the year 1921-22.

CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY.

A B C D E F G H J K I Totals |D.Av April, 1921 ..| 303 I 231 I 562 I 1365 I 805 I 312 658 I 15533 I 3094 66 I 22929 I 997 May, ... 256 I 154 I 393 I 1262 I 751 I 311) 575 I 13901 I 2709 I 46; 20358 I 969 June, ..| 255 I 155 I 410 I 1200; 651 267 I 652 I 13475 I 2915 I 63) 20043 901 I July, .., 256 I 159 I 341 I 1146 681 275 I 579 I 13536 I 3015 I 46) 20034 872 August, ..| 305 I 177 I 298 I 1264 I 665 I 271 545 I 13869 I 2759} 51 20204 I 908 I September, _.| 335 I 213 I 367) 1108 I 646 I 254 |) 592 I 13932 I 2667 I 52) 20166 I 972 October, ..| 878 I 238 I 485 I 1549 I 751 I 392 649 I 15645 I 3336; 46 23469 |1020 November, _.| 335 I 235 I 452 I 1445 770 I 352 I 694 15059) 3540 I 66 I 22948 |1031 December, ..| 327 I 234 I 443 I 1421 835 I 310 I 664 I 14614 I 3739 I 96 I 22683 {1043 January, 1922..) 325 I 237 I 444 I 1552 I 905 I 331 I 683 15943 3938 I 127 I 24476 |1062 February, _.| 321 I 224 I 440 I 1461) 868! 314] 614 15362 I 3640 I 119 I 23363 {1112 March, _.| 345 I 262 I 508 I 1566; 913 I 328) 737 16284; 4180 I 118 I 25241 |1086

I I Totals ....|3741 |2529 I 5143 116339 I 9231 I 3717 I 7642 177144 *39532'| 896 I 265914 I 998 I I Class percentage| 14/10] 19] G1] 35] 14/ 29) 666) 149 I °3 100 I ..

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3055 |2327 I 4368 |13482 I 8445 I 3107 I 6977 |155709 I 34535 I 947 I 232952 I 890

Last year

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13 1:0 1-9 5°8 3°6 13 3°0 66°8 14°9 4 100

Almondbury ..| 24); 20 76; 121 I 103 33 58 I 4409 889 I .. 5733 ; 57

Last year ... 3 22|/ 48| 80| 82/ 18| 49| 4102| 635] ..| 5039] 51

SSS SS Central Library open 2663 days. Last year, 261? days. *Note—Juv. Non-fiction-issues (4465) now

Almondbury Branch open on 101 days. Last year, on 98 days. I counted in under respective class headings

REFERENCE LIBRARY. . In the Reference Library 10079 volumes were consulted during the same period. Last year 11290. In the Patent Library 1491 Specifications and Journals were consulted. Last year 713.

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

Year ended Mar. 3lst.

1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907

1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914

1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922

1908 I

1915 I

A 1486 1404 1416 1541 2193 2794 2777 I 2942 2844 2981 2958 3413 I 3826 I 3551 3575 I 3643 3112 3004 3089 3081 3151 3056 3055 374]

B 536 506! 687 645, 728 1248 1286 1552 1723 2292 2073 1874 1720 1755 1684 1626 1736 2046 2118 2359) 3116! 2697 2327 2529

CENTRAL LENDING LIBRARY.

C I D 1491| 2795 1673) 3116 1692) 3801 1853) 5364 6693 2545| 7700 2776| 9168 2936| 9311 2323] 8837 2082) 9607 2459} 9093 2695| 9223 3202|10825 3687|11871 3825|12710 3680/11959 3721/11495 3827/10672 4205/11487 5068/1 4211 5143/16339

E 4012 4891 5121 5028 5645 6031 6291 6624 6481 6450 6875 6486 7703 8739 8763 8860 8596 8214 8578 8640

10571

8954 8445 9231

F 1865 1971 2312 2551 2860 2702 2870 3017 3157 3511 3099 3611 4013 3607 3585 3289 3170 3216 3359 4007] I

3255 3107)

3717, 7642!

G 2377 2469 2620 2850 3090 3048 3448 4063 4756 4947 5174 5019 5624 5665 5573 6246 6119 6014 6119 5840 7476 6653 6977

i 71377 88049 99162 108380 113837 115953 123459 126653 123408 126682 130187 135340 140172 143259 149257 144894 146316 138303 136750 150646 163801 148115 155709 177144

J 11025 11073 11922 13216 17497 21204 24370 25211 25735 27296 26762 26890 25196 23626 29687 24542 30476 38325 37959 35010 43510 35970 34535 39532

K 51 96 181 517 1733 1101 1220 1336 928 1052 915 684

506 608) 601 866, 878) 1443 1222 1207 1525 1118 947 896,

Total. 97015 115248 128914 141945 156478 164326 177665 183645 180152 186546 190007 194732 202385 206502 218305 210727 216161 215636 213550 225834 256436 228354 232952 265914

D. Av 386 438 493 548 598 627 663 686 678 691 722 735 752 777 824 800 816 807 802 863 968 868 90 998

Alm’nd-

bury Branch.

Refer- ence Library

1765 1770 1765 1808 2458 3975 3574 4642 4337 4827 4959 4557 5959 6138 5425 7639 7664 7224 6755 7254 10090 10636 11290 10079

Patent Library

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

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

CENTRAL. ALMONDBURY.

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

(A.) Number of Ratepayers... ..| 2351 949 49 6 Number of Non-Ratepayers we ..| 6389 1985 149 15

8740 2934 198 21 Totals oe oe —— —— — —

(For Totals in previous years 11674 219 see Compar. Table p. 3).

Total number of Tickets in force .. 11893

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(B.) Number of Males we ..| 4576 . 16 ws Number of Females oe 4164 _ 122

Totals .. oe 8740 _ 198

(C.) Ages of Borrowers (Non-Ratepayers only) : — 11 to 12 . . 676 19 13 to 15 oe we 965 20 16 to 20 . . ..| 1202 23 21 to 30 ..| 1223 18 31 to 40 493 10 41 to 60 - .. 332 - 8 oe 6l and over... .. 49 2 a Not stated .. ..| 1449 49 oe

Totals .. oe 6389 ee 149 oe

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LIBRARIES ISSUES,

April, 1921, to March, 1922.

School. MIXED. Almondbury C.E. Almondbury Council Berry Brow Council Birkby Council Bradley C.E. Cowcliffe C.E. wee Crosland Moor C.E. Crosland Moor Council Deighton Council ... Lindley C.E. Lockwood C.E. ... Longroyd Bridge C.E. Longwood C.E. Lowerhouses C.E. Moldgreen C.E. Newsome C.E. Outlane Council ... Paddock Council ... Rashcliffe C.E. ... St. Andrew’s C.E.... St. John’s C.E.... St. Patrick’s R.C ... St. Paul’s C.E. Spring Grove Council Trinity C.E. vee Woodhouse C.E. ...

Issues.

1477 1257 1505 2442 2031 181 1016 1909 1716 1857 1391 602 804 404 1297 1522 3327 4177 2639 1084 1404 1814 2897 3615 779 I 1160

School. Issues. Boys. Beaumont Street Council 2196 Goitfield Council ... LIT Hillhouse Council ... 2712 Moldgreen Council ... 2242 Mount Pleasant Council ... 2892 Oakes Council _... .- 1891 Paddock C.E. vee .. 1227 Parish Church _... ..- 1398 Stile Common Council ... 2220 GIRLS.

Beaumont Street Council 1858

Hillhouse Council ee §=2683 Moldgreen Council .. 1524 Mount Pleasant Council ... 2062 Oakes Council ... ... 2254 Paddock C.E. eee ..- 1684 Parish Church _... ... 1614 Spark Hall Council .. 1126 Stile Common Council ... 1627 Total .»- 78634

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APPENDIX.

TABLE 1.—GENERAL.

Population... wee wee wee soe ... I 110,120 Amount of Rate ... wee rr 1}d. Cost of Library Service per inhabitant ) including Ad. *Total cost of Library per inhabitant j{ Branch 9.3d. No. of Branches ... wee eee wee 1 No. of Staff (Whole Time) Male ... . eee nee wee 5 Female . wee wee wee 8 No. of Staff (Part Time) : : Male wee wee wee wee! vee 1 Female 1

* Includes Art Gallery expenditure.

TABLE 2.—INCOME AND EXPENDITURE.

Percentage INCOME : _—— of Total. From Rate we £3687 86.3 Library Receipts (Fines, Catalogues, etc.) wee wee see ...| £388 9.1 Other sources ... wee £23 6 Debit Balance, March 31st, 1922 ...| £178 4.0 Total ... ...| £4276 100.0

LIBRARY SERVICE EXPENDITURE :

Books oes ...| £622 14.6 Binding and Repairing eee ...| £194 4.5 Newspapers and Periodicals ... ...| £229 5.4 Fittings and Furniture eee ..| £44 1.0 Printing and Stationery wee ...| £113 2.6 Salaries ... wee . wee ...| £1308 30.6 Total ... eee wee ...| £2510 58.7

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FABRIC CHARGES (Library Proportion): I Percentage Rent... wee nee see £222 5.2 Rates and Taxes wee wl £79 I 1.8 Upkeep of Building... I £69 16 Heating and Lighting (including I wages of caretakers, &c.) I £406 9.5 Total ... wee wee ...| £776 18.1 “Art Gallery... vee see ...| £559 13.1 Almondbury Branch ... I £165 , 3.9 Debit Balance, 31st March, 1921... £257 I 6.0 Bank Interest ... vee ve ve £9! 2 Total Expenditure... £4276 100.0 TABLE 3.—STOCKS. Lending Libraries. Reference Central. Branch. Library. No. of vols. at beginning of year 34180 I 2959 9280 No. of vols. withdrawn during year ... . 455 — — Additions during year.. .. *1085 56 304. *(including 718 Replacements) Total vols. at end of year ...| 34180 I 3015 |! 9584 I I I I Volumes per head of population .34 per head _| .C8 per head TABLE 4.—ISSUES. Te I Daily — I Totals. Average. Central Lending Library wes ...| 265,914 998 Branch Library .. 5,783 I 57 Reference Library recorded issues ..| 11,570 43 Reference Library Open Shelves I (estimated) I 26,000 98 Total Issues 309,217 Issues from Lending Library per ‘head of I population wee 2.4 Total Issues, per head of population wee 2.8 TABLE 5. No. of Actual Borrowers bee see ...| 8938 Percentage of Borrowers to population . nee 8.1 No. of Supplementary Readers’ Tickets held ...| 2955

Total Borrowers’ Tickets in use (valid for one year)| 11893

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COUNTY

BOROUGH OF

HUDDERSFIELD.

Public Library and Art Gallery Fund Account for the year ended March 31st 1922.

EXPENDITURE. LIBRARY. £ s. d Salaries and Wages .................. 1493 Furniture, Fittings and Repairs ...... 44 6 Advertising, Printing and Stationery 112 15 Rents, Rates, Taxes, and Water 301 9 Fuel and Lighting .................. 5 Insurance eee eee 10 O New Books and Binding.............. 816 5 Newspapers and Periodicals .......... 228 Subscriptions to Societies ............ 14 Cleaning Materials, Librarian’s Dis- bursements and Miscellaneous

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6119 a Or

ART GALLERY. Salaries and Wages 129 1 Furniture and Fittings Advertising, Printing and Stationery Rents, Rates, Taxes, and Water... Fuel and Lighting .................. Purchase of Pictures ................ Selecting and Hanging Pictures ...... Collecting and Carriage of Pictures Insurance eee

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Wages cece ccc cece nee Newspapers and Magazines .......... Fuel and Lighting, .................. Rents, Rates, Taxes, Water, & Insurance Repairs and Sundries ..........

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Bank Interest cece wees Due to Treasurer, March 3lst, 1921..............

3d.

3286 1

559 12 2

164 14 8 8 18 6 256 14 5

£4275 19 10

‘INCOME. I Rate of lid. in the £ for the year......

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£ s. d.

LIBRARY.

Salaries and Wages :— Contributed by Estate Dept. towards Caretaker’s Wages as agreed ...... Sale of Vouchers, Catalogues, etc. Fines ee ee eee

5 85 13 3 261 19 7

ART GALLERY.

Sale of Catalogues .................. Commission on Sale of Pictures

ALMONDBURY BRANCH LIBRARY.

Interest on Investments Fines, Vouchers, etc.

Balance due to Treasurer ........

£ d. 3687

302 12 10

18 7 6

40 4 177 15 6

£4275 19 10

18


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