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BARRY PUBLIC LIBRARIESI COMMITTEE.

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BARRY PUBLIC LIBRARIES I COMMITTEE. INTERESTING ANNUAL REPORT BY THE LIBRARIAN. THE RECENT ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS. The first monthly meeting of the Barry Public Libraries' Committee after the annual meeting of the District Council was held on Monday evening last, Mr J. A. Manaton, J.P., presiding pro tern. The other members present were Messrs J. A. Lovat-Fraser, D. Lloyd, W. R. Lee, S. R. Jones, T. Davies, D. Morgan, J. E. Levers, W. J. Williams, J. LowdoD, J. P., D. W. Roberts, Dr W. Lloyd Edwards, and W. Paterson. Mr D. W. Roberts was unanimously re-elected to the chair for the ensuing year. Mr J. Roch, the librarian, presented his monthly report, which showed that the total number of 1 books issued during April was 5.748, of which 3,409 were works of fiction, representing an average of 68 per cent. The total number of books issued to school children was 761. The number of ordinary borrowers registered was 5,400, and the weekly average of books issued 1,466. Mr Roch also presented his annual report up to the end of March. He said that during the year the library had been opened 307 times, and 60.575 books were issued, a daily average of 215, 432 being the largest number of books issued during any one day. There had been a slight decrease in the reading of fiction and juvenile literature, and he was pleased to note an increase in the reading of the better class of literature. There were also issued 461 new tickets to ordinary borrowers, and 30 books had been presented to the library during the year. He regretted that owing to want of funds the Committee had been unable to purchase new books. To school children 7,347 books had been issued during the year. The total expenditure was JS873, but on March 31st there was a credit balance at the bank of je215 18s Id.—It was decided to have the report printed. The Chairman, Messrs J. O. Davies, Dr Lloyd Edwards, W. Paterson, J. A. Lovat-Fraser, J. Lowdon, and Miss E. P. Hughes were appointed a sub-committee to deal with the question of pro- viding new books for the Central Library. Instructions were given to advertise for tenders for binding magazines, etc. Mr Paterson asked in what year the contract was signed for the erection of the New Central Reading Rooms?—The Clerk (Mr T. B, Tordoff): At the end of 1903.—Mr Paterson What was the total cost of the arbitration proceedings to the Council ?-The Clerk At first it was £970, but it was afterwards reduced to £ 873,—Mr Paterson What is the contractor's position in regard to the arbitrator's decision as to the foundations, and what is the extra financial cost to him in carrying out the terms of the award ?-The Clerk He is entitled to £ 676 5s for extra work done in the foundations ?-Mr Paterson Do the committee contemplate closing the library and reading rooms in consequence of the arbitration proceedings ? -The Chairman We have not considered it, but it is a question that will have to be faced. We have not heard from Mr Carnegie yet. Mr Paterson said some people believed that the cost of the arbitration proceedings was not justified, but the majority of the members were satisfied that they had adopted the only honourable way out of the difficulty.-Mr Lowdon said the Committee resorted to arbitration to compel the builder to take down the structure and lay the foundations afresh. They might, it was true, have saved a little if they had taken the advice of the architects, and requested the contractor to underpin the building with brickwork and cement.—Mr Paterson suggested that the Building Sub-committee should endeavour to obtain from the architects some idea as to the approximate additional cost to the con- tractor for building extra foundations.—Mr Lee I don't see we should gain any material advantage. -Mr Levers Our own clerk of works could give us that informataion. Personally I should think between £ 200 and £ 300.—It was decided to obtain the information from the clerk of works. The rest of the business was of a private character.

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