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BARRY PUBLIC LIBRARIES COMMITTEE.

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BARRY PUBLIC LIBRARIES COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Barry and üadox- Public Libararies Committee was held on Friday evening last at the Library, Holton-road, Barry Dock, Mr D. Roberts presiding, there also attend- ing, Alderman J. C. Meggitt, Dr Lloyd Edwards, Messrs J. J. Williams, J. R. Llewellyn, B. Lewis, and E. F. Blackmore (secretary and librarian). Tenders for printing the supplementary cata- logue were received by the committee, the lowest quotation being accepted. In connection with the damage by a borrower of a volume from the library, value 4s 6d, Mr Blackmore said he had again written to the person in question, Mrs Johns, 46, Newland-street. but his communications had been ignored. He had also written to one of the guarantors in the matter, and he had promised to pay the cost should the borrower continue to refuse to do no.-It was decided to defer the matter till the next meeting, after which legal proceedings will be taken against the woman. The Librarian in his report stated there had been 26 new borrowers' tickets issued during the month, the total issue now being 731. The number of books lent during the month was 1,535, the weekly average being 307, of which 88 per cent. were works of fiction. On the motion of Mr B. Lewis, seconded by Mr J. Jewel Williams, it was resolved to invite tenders for the supply of newspapers, magazines, etc., for the three reading-rooms. It was also decided to invite tenders for coal. The following accounts were presented for payment and passed :-J. M. Da vies salary, A I 5s Mrs Ridler, rent, P.2 10s David Paulett, coal, A 1 Is 4d; Knight and Company, stationery, 4s 3d Lewis Evans, £ 1 16a 6d Gas and Water Company—Barry, il 9s 9d Cadoxton, P.1 lls 9d; Holton, 93 13s 6d. The Science and Art Committee was formed as follows, being the same as the previous committee -Rev W. Williams, Dr Lloyd Edwards, Messrs J. Lowdon, D. Roberts, J. C. Meggitt, W. J. Flowers, J. R. Llewellyn, and J. O. Davies, with power to add foar to their number. I

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