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The annual meeting of subscribers to the South Rakaia Public Library was held on the 31st, ult, at which there was a fair attendance of members. The Secretary read the annual report, as follows : The Committee, hr. submitting this report, have much pleasure in congratulating you on your sound financial position, but at the same time regret that subscribers are not. increasing, though equal in number to last year. In consequence of the stoppage of the Government grant, your Committee had to make provision for getting money from another source, arid they let two sections of the reserve for the sum of JL4O per annum. This, with the subscriptions, will, with economy, keep up a good library and a fair supply of papers, Iminediately on receipt of news , that the Government

SHpßes had ceased, your Committee applied to-(he CJjftnty Council for a grant, but were un|&cessful.. You will see by the improve* meft|s of the building that we have not been regardless of your comfort, and the Treasurer’s statement of Accounts will show that the work has been done-most economically. The Committee has purchased 100 new books, which brings the library up to nearly 700 volumes, and have ordered some fresh newspapers and periodicals, which will be laid on the tables in due course. In consequence of the improvements to the library, your Committee thought it advisable to increase the insurance, which is now Lzjo on building and contents. The Treasurer’s accounts show that the reccwt**-for-' the past year, including the balance ofX2l S* id, to be L63’ 15s ; . expenditorfe, • U 44 iss id ; liabilities, Li? 7s Sd; 'assets, L 36 14s I id, leaving abalftne^iftltiwt^^ The.roporfe, aftd-bahmo? idjM&ftßf! adopted. On the motion of seconded by Mr Bowler, iMr Lyttelton was Selected Iprosidbut members were elected a OojmmittoofpT tiro ensuing year •;■ -r-rj Mesagft.; Bruce, Ellis, Bowler, Clark, Hardy, and Whitta. Pngthe motion pf ,Mr Mr Ellis was reflected- /Ji(WM resolved, on the motion of Mr Bruce, that Mr Hardy be elected, treasurer. It was also, resolved that. Mr Bruce - bp, ehwtodlibrarian. After a vote of thanks to the Chair, the meeting then doled..

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SOUTH RAKAIA PUBLIC LIBRARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 314, 8 April 1881

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SOUTH RAKAIA PUBLIC LIBRARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 314, 8 April 1881