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There U no institution in any com munity more beneficial than the cetheneum, as it gives those who have no other facility an opportuni y to read all the literature of the day A great many people pass tbroug'i life without reading, having snccossful careers, and in these days nirnbers are too busy to read anything bit the newspapers, The loss to thosa who 'never fjnd time to read is incalculable The human mind must be filled with thoughta of some kind, and when it has only the individual's own doings and those of his neighbours to think about the result is a limited view of life and in many cases a love of gos sip. A barrow mind is one of the most potent workers for trouble in any community, though it may cause the trouble through ignorance. It may be argued that a library does not benefit always, as there are so many works whose influence could not be salutary, but in the case of books, as in rcosfc other departments of life the reader absorbs what he looks for. In Akaroa we have an excellent library, sorco of the works being most'v&luable. The building is open to all from 7 to 0 p.m. each evening, and subscribers can take out books at a very reasonable fee. Considering everything the institution is not patro nized as it ought to be, Many prominent residents in the borough and surroundings do not subscribe and

help, the institution along, in last year's annual report it was stated there were only fortyeigh tsubscribera, and the number-has not increased this year, This is a very low average far a prosperous district like ours, and little encouragement to the officers of the library. The annual meeting'of subscribers is being held to-night, and it is hoped'that a goodly number, will Ibe present to discuss the business in b and.

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AKAROA LIBRARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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AKAROA LIBRARY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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