A committee meeting was Ik-id on Tuesday evening; present—Messrs Thomas (chairman), A. B. Munro, J. S. Dodds, A. J. Turner*, Revs. A. H. Julius and J. W. Hay ward; and Miss Jacobson.
The president and Mr A. Gray sent apologies tor their absence Mr A. R Munro moved tbe notice of ''motion- standing in bi a namo That the annual subscription be 10s, and 5s if paid half yearly. Seconded by the Rev. A. H. Julius. Mr Dodds pointed out that the alteration would be to the detriment of the library, as many people would only join for tbe'balf year. Mr Munro said .the half yearly sub scription would still be 6a, but people would, be allowed to pay the annual subscription in two suras of ss, The chairman said that tfaie altera fcion of the rules would make extra work for the librarian, and it was difficult now to colleot subscriptions. Hβ thought 10s little enough for an annual subscription. He would oppose the motion.
The motion was carried.
Tbe chairman said two books had been presented by Mr Pocbin through /Mi , Wilkins. They were '! Wallace's \ Life and " He moved Mr
Pochin be thanked for his gift. Rev. A. H. Julias seconded the motion, which was carried. An account was received from Mr Henning from Mudie's to the amount £1 8s 3d. He knew nothing of the account.
It was decided to enquire further nto the matter.
The chairman reported that the extra shelves had been completed. They were well done, and a letter-box had been made, Mr W. Day had kindly promised to paint this pillarbos red,
Four tenders for the shelves, from £2 93 to &i 18a, were received, Mr Walker's tender being the lowest. Accounts amounting to £1712s 6d were passed for payment.
Mr Tamer drew attention to the depression in front of the buildiog, and said the water la; there when there was any rain. The chairman said the borough foreman had promised to fill the bole up; '....-...' Mr Dodde suggested the library should be opened from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, instead of 8 to 4 p.m. There waa a probability that bays people might subscribe and change their books then Hβ had mentioned it to several bays people, who said they would willingly join. They had finished their business by 2 p.m. He gave notice of motion that he would move—That the library be open from 2 to 8 p.m., instead of from 8 to 4
p.m. ' Mr Monro moved that the library meet quarterly in the second week of the month, May, August, November and February. Seconded by the Rev. A. H, Julius, and carried.
The meeting then terminated.
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AKAROA LIBRARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914