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THIS is a subject which is supposed to be next to my heart. I am not sure it is quite so close. It may have been so at one time, but if ever I had a predilection for stories of travel it was soured long ago by literary editors. They have favoured me with so many travel books for reviewing that...
I. THE AMATEUR READER. MAKE no mistake reading is an art, though it may seem as much an instinctive action as eating. It is by no means necessary to read every word of a book to have read it to the best advantage. Skipping and skimming are often condemned as vices of the desultory and idolent,...
IMPROVEMENTS effected in the administration of French municipal libraries in the past few years are mainly due to the untiring and vigorous efforts of the librarians, who have exerted themselves to the utmost to develop the institutions of which they are in charge, and to increase their...
IN the Board of Education Report of the Consultative Committee on Books in Public Elementary Schools we get a document of some interest and importance, and one that should be carefully examined, not only by those responsible for the schools, but also by library workers and others who are equally...
THE Public Libraries Acts were adopted by the Surrey County Council in July, 1924, the county librarian took up office in June, 1925, and the first books were issued in December of that year. The library has therefore been functioning for exactly three years, and from zero has in that time...
THE county librarian is often asked in amused, curious or contemptuous tone what do the villagers read In a purely agricultural county consisting of small villages with no urban area it is possible that literary appreciation is on a lower level than in counties where there are a number of towns...
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