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ABERDARE VALLEY NOTES.

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Aberdare Free Library.

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Aberdare Free Library. ANNUAL MEETING. On Thursday evening the fifth annual meet- ing of the Aberdare Cntral Free Library was held, Coun. A P. Jones in the chair. There was also a fair attendance of members of the general committee, as well as a few of the public. The Chairman expressed his regret that there was no a larger number of the general public present to take part in the meeting. That was probably an indication that the public were sat- isfied with the way the executive committee were carrying on their work (hear, hear). The committee Viere doing all they could, heavily handicapped as they were by the fact that the proceeds of a penny rate. small at best, were so sub-divided between the various branches that the money was nearly all paid out in sala- ries, etc. What he felt was that the Council should have first of all built up a thoroughly effective and efficient central library and then taken steps to provide for branches. However, the Council decided to do otherwise, and under the circumstances the cCDlral library had to do the best it could under the circumstances. Sub- stantial additions were being made to the li- brary, and the books most called fo," provided. The secretary, on behalf of the executive com- mittee, presented the following report of the committee:—"The executive committee beg to submit their report for the year ended March 31st, 1909. The issue during the past year has been somewhat less than in the preceding year, such decrease having taken place during the months of June, July. and August, and may be accounted for by the exceptionally fine weather experienced last summer. The total issue from tho lending department for the year was 28,824 volumes—giving a daily average of 93, and the number of volumes consulted in the reference department was 3,283-a daily average of 10 volumes. The Welsh section shows a. percepti- ble falling off compared with the previous year. A fairly substantial number of books have been added to both departments during the year, and it is gratifying to record that the total num- ber of volumes in the library at the close of the financial year stood at 8,157. Additional shelv- ing has been provided, and there is a prospect in the near future of the committee being crippled for room to store the ever-increasing volumes to be provided for. The following have presented books and newspapers:—Books Mr. Griffith George, Mr. A. P. Jones, Dr. Evan Jones. Sir W. T. Lewis, Bart., K.C.V.O., Mac- donald and Co., Mr. D. M. Richards, Mr. R, Richardson, Miss Theophilus, Australian Com- monwealth Office, University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, Anonymous. News- papers, etc.: Messrs. J. Davies, T. Davies, E. S. Hall. Dr. Evan Jones, Col. D. R. Lewis, Rev. J. O Reilly, Messrs. J. L. Williams, and L. N. Williams. The library now consists of:—Lend- ing department: Theology. moral philosophy, etc., 482; biography, 597; history, 328; travel and description, 255; law, politics, commerce, and education, 269; arts, sciences, and natural history, 663 poetry and the drama, 268; prose fiction, 2,091; miscellaneous literature, philo- logy, etc., 501; magazines and periodicals, 110; juvenile literature, 1,506; Welsh literature, 244; reference library, 822; total, 8,137." Vacancies on the general committee were fill- ed by the appointment of Messrs* J. H. James, Brynhyfryd, and David Thomas. At the meet- of the general committee which followed. Coun. A. P. Jones was elected chairman for the forthcoming year, and on the motion of Rev. J. O. Reilly, who spoke in the highest terms of the services rendered to the committee by the secretary, a cordial vote of thanks was accorded Mr. A. S. Morris for his services, which have been rendered gratuitously during the past five years.

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