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California Libraries

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California Libraries

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CONTENTS.

PORTRAIT OF GOVERNOR GEORGE C. PARDEE 3

INTRODUCTION y

LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA 4

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 20

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 21

Trustees, Staff, etc. 21

Law Department 21

Sociological Department, including the Legislative Reference

Bureau 21

Reference and Loan Department * 22

Catalog Department 22

California Historical Department 22

Extension Department 23.

Traveling libraries division; Study club division; Public libraries division ; Books for the blind division.

Recent Accessions 24

Issued monthly for free distribution by the California State Library. All communications should be addressed to the Extension Department of the California State Library, Sacramento, Calif.

Governor George C. Pardee.

INTRODUCTION.

This constitutes the first issue of News Notes of California Libraries, and we are glad to be able to include in it a portrait of Governor Pardee, who by his friendly attitude toward the State Library has made possi- ble much of the work which is now being carried on. He has supported the Board of Trustees in their endeavor to extend the scope and effi- ciency of the Library, and his attitude has been influential in promoting library interests throughout the State. The proposed alterations in the Capitol will give the Library approximately 5000 square feet of addi- tional space, most of it being on the top floor. The books from the attic, principally government documents, old session laws, appendices* etc., have been stored outside the Capitol, and a part of the main collec- tion must also be moved out as soon as the work of reconstruction is fairly under way. A hall has been rented where the work of the staff will be carried on when it becomes necessary to leave our present quarters. / ,

The State Library suffered practically no loss on account of the earth- quake and fire, but the records presented elsewhere in this issue show how complete was the destruction of the San Francisco libraries.' It is most fortunate that the Bancroft Library escaped unharmed, for its ' value to the State can hardly be estimated.

NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES.

LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA,

All libraries are listed that are free to the public either for loan or reference purposes. They are arranged alpha- betically by towns in which they are located.

Blanks for April report, for Extra news items, and for earthquake and lire sta- tistics were sent to the libraries to be filled out and returned.

Alameda, Alameda co. Alameda Free Public Library. F. B. Graves, Librarian. Estab- lished 1877. Total no. of vols., 30,000.

Report for April not received.

Owns building, valued at $40,000.

No damage by earthquake or fire. 5 vols, reported destroyed in Sail Francisco.

Alturas, Modoc co. Alturas Reading-Room. Miss Ma- bel Jamison, Librarian. Established

1905.

Report for April not received.

No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Anaheim, Orange co. Anaheim Free Public Library. Chas. Lange, Librarian. Established 1902. Total no. of vols., 1250. Report for April not received. |

Rents building. No damage by ' earthquake or fire.

Areata, Humboldt co. Arcata Public Library. Hattie A. Knutz, Librarian. Established 1879. No report for April received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Azusa, Los Angeles co. Azusa Free Public Library. Miss Annie M. Taylor, Librarian. Estab- lished 1903. Total no. of vols., 1075. |

Azusa Continued.

Total no. of registered cardholders, 657 ; 9 added during April. Library open to public 25 days (125 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 509, as follows : 442 vols, fiction ; 67 vols- miscellaneous; 48 vols, maga- zines. One employee. Income, $600 per year, received from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Bakersfield, Kern co. Be ale Memorial Free Public Li- brary. Miss Sarah E. Bedinger, Librarian. Established 1900. Total no. vols., about 6000. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Bars tOW, San Bernardino co. Santa Fe Library. H. M. Newhall, Librarian. Established 1901. Total no. of vols., about 500. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Berkeley, Alameda co. Berkeley Free Public Library. D. R. Moore, Librarian. Established 1895. Total no. of vols., 19,959. During April 176 were added, as fol- lows : 166 vols, by purchase ; 10 vols, by gift. 63 vols, rebound. Total no. of registered cardholders 5084; 269 added during month ; 473 expired ; 8 surrendered. Library open 15 days during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 6011, as follows: 3188 vols, fiction ; 828 vols, juvenile; 3995 vols, mis- cellaneous. Monthly income of li- brary, $1087, received from taxation. Owns building, valued at $40,000 insured for $30,000; damaged by earthquake to extent of $ 1000.

LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA.

Berkeley— Continued. University ok California Li- braky. J. C. Rowell, Librarian. Established 1868. Total no. of vols.,

133,779 (June 30, 1905).

Report for April not received.

1007 vols, destroyed by fire at the Hicks-Judd Bindery in San Francisco and 250 (estimated) in hands of in- structors and students.

The following list gives some of the volumes lost, of which libraries in the State may have duplicates, and if so, should report at once :

The Adjuster, vols. 29, 30, 31.

Architect and engineer of California, vols.

1,2,3, i9«>5-

California journal of technology. Berkeley, vols. 1 to 6 inclusive.

California review. S. V. Nov., Dec, 1903; April, 1904.

Chautauquan. vol. 1.

Bankers' magazine. New York. Any vols, or nos.

Commonwealth club of California. Trans- actions, vol. 1, 1903-05.

Dairy and produce review. S. P. vol. 9, 1905. ,

For California, vol. i, nos. 2; 3; Jan. -Feb., > 1904. vol. 2, nos. 8, 10, 11, 12; July. Sept., ' Oct., Nov., 1905. I

Insurance sun. S. F. vol. 17, 1904-05.

Journal of electricity. 8. F. vol. 15, 1905.

Labor clarion . vols. 3-4, 1904-05.

Uterary west. S. F. vols. 1. 2. 3. 4, 1902-04. j

Mining and scientific press, vol. 91, 1905.

Munsey's magazine, vol. 13, 1895.

Nurses' journal. S. F. vol. 1. 1904-05.

Occident. S. F. vols. 47-49, 1904-05.

Pacific Coast journal of homoeopathy, vol. 1 13. 1905.

Pacific medical journal, vol. 22 (1879-80) and j 48(1905). ;

Western field, vol. 7. 1905-06.

BlgfiTS, Butte co. Biggs Free Public Library. Li- brarian not appointed. Established February 19, 1906/ Income will be about (500 per year.

CaliStOga— Contin ued.

hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 200. One employee. Library in town hall. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Campbell, Santa Clara co. Campbell Free Library. K. Janes, Librarian. Established 1894. Total no. of vols., 1000. Library open to the public 2 days (2 hours) during each week. Supported by subscrip- tion, concerts, etc.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Chico, Butte co. Chico Free Public Library. Miss Laura Sawyers, Librarian. Estab- lished 1902. Total no. of vols., about 1700. Total no. of registered card- holders, 601 ; 32 added during April ; 2 renewed; 5 surrendered. Total no. of vols, issued for home use, 957. Two employees.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

California State Normal School Library. Susan T. Smith, Libra- rian. Established 1888. Total no. of vols., 12,000.

Report for April not received.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Claremont, Los Angeles co. Pomona College Library. Frances R. Foote, Librarian. Established 1888. Total no. of vols., 8200. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake aside from a few cracks in plaster.

Calistoga, Napa co. Calistoga Free Public Library. Mrs T. H. Harper, Librarian. Estab- lished 1903. Total no. of vols., 597. During April 18 vols, were added. Total no. of registered cardholders, 324; during month 6 were added. Library open to public 24 days (60

Coalinga, Fresno co. Free Reading-Room. Mrs Anna J. Ogden, Corresponding Secretary Ladies' Improvement Club. Read- ing-room maintained by club. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

NEWS NOTES OP CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES.

Colusa, Colusa co. Colusa Free Public Library. Belle Crane, Librarian. Established 1 90 1. Total no. of vols., 2600. 34 vols. lost. Total no. of registered cardholders, 805; 8 added during April. Library open to the public 22 days (no hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 731, as follows : 578 vols, fiction ; 120 vols, juvenile ; 31 vols, miscellaneous ; 12 vols, magazines. One employee. Monthly income of library, $70, received from taxation.

No damage by earthquake or fire except loss of 34 vols, which were at the Hicks-Judd Bindery in San Fran- cisco. Corona, Riverside co. Corona Free Public Library. Grace M. Taber, Librarian. Estab- lished 1900. Total no. of vols., about 3000.

Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received. Coronado, San Diego co. Coronado Beach Library. Ada- line Bailhache, Librarian. Estab- lished 1896. Total no. of vols., 2384 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire. Covina, Los Angeles co. Covina Free Public Library. Henrietta M. Faulder, Librarian. Established 1897. Total no. of vols., 2209 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire. Davisville, Yolo co. Davisville Library Association. MissM. Etta Reed, Secretary. Estab- lished 1905. Total no. of vols., 160. During April 2 vols, were added by gift. Total no. of registered card- holders, 176. Library open to the public 5 days during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 81. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Dixon, Solano co. Dixon Public Library. April 3, 1906.

Established

Dunsmuir, Siskiyou co. Dunsmutr Library. Mrs George MacDowell, Librarian. Established 1900. Total no. of vols., 1400 (June 30, 1906). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Eseondido, San Diego co. Escondido Free Public Library. E. F. Ward, Librarian. Established 1898. Total no. of vols., 1100. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Eureka, Humboldt co. Eureka Free Public Library. W. G. Bonner, Librarian. Estab- lished 1878. Total no. of vols., 4025. During April 44 vols, were added, as follows: 42 by purchase and 2 by gift. Library open to the public 24 days (288 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 2510, as follows : 1239 vols, fiction ; 1009 vols, juvenile; 146 vols, miscellaneous; 56 vols, magazines. Three em- ployees. Income from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Ferndale, Humboldt co. Ferndale Free Public Library. Mrs N. E. Winslow, Librarian. Es- tablished 1904. Total no. of vols.f 896. During April 30 vols, were added, as follows : 25 by purchase and 5 by gift. Total no. of cardholders, 536 ; 8 added during month. Library open 26 days during the month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 523, as follows ; 259 vols, fiction ; 132 vols, juvenile ; 37 vols, miscellaneous ; 95 vols, mag- azines. One employee. Monthly income of library, $61 ; $51 received from taxation and $10 from I. O. G. T. Rented building, which was dam- aged by earthquake to the extent of $300-

LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA.

Fowler, Fresno co. Fowler Free Library. Mrs M. L. Parkhurst, President Fowler Im- j provement Club. Maintained by I club. I

Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics ' received.

Fresno, Fresno co. Fresno Free Pu blic Li bra r y. Miss Jean D. Baird, Librarian. Estab- , lished 1 891. Total no. of vols., 8453. , During April 11 vols, were added by purchase. 100 vols, were rebound. Total no. of registered cardholders, 375^ ; 70 added during month ; 42 renewed. Library open to public 25 days (300 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 4513, as follows: 2278 vols, fiction; 1131 vols, juvenile ; 586 vols, miscellaneous ; 518 vols, magazines. Three em- ployees. Income, $3000 per year. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Fullerton, Orange co.

FULLERTON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Established February 19, 1906. No books as yet.

Gilroy, Santa Clara co. Gilroy Free Public Library. Mrs W. B. Franklin, Secretary Library Trustees. Established December 11, 1905.

Glendale, Los Angeles co. Glbndale Free Library and Read- ing-Room. Lillian S. Wells, Li- brarian. Established February 26, 1906. Total no. of vols., 123. Dur- ing April 19 vols, were added by gift. Total no. of registered cardholders, 83; 13 added during month; 1 sur- rendered. Library open 25 days (50 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 152, as follows: 36 vols, fiction; 22 vols, juvenile; 40 vols, miscellane- ous; 24 vols, magazines. Librarian and assistant give services. Main- tained by club women. Weekly notes published in newspaper. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Glendora, Los Angeles co. Glendora Public Library. For- merly maintained by the Athena Club, but closed at present.

Hanford, Kings co. Hanford Free Public Library. Miss Margaret E. Dold, Librarian. Established 1890. Total no. of vols. , 2478. During April 36 vols, were added by purchase. 50 vols, were repaired. Total no. of cardholders, 722; 37 added during month. Li- brary open to public 30 days (240 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 998, as follows: 598 vols, fiction; 215 vols, juvenile; 147 vols, miscel- laneous; 38 vols, magazines. One employee. Monthly income of li- brary, $105, received from taxation. Monthly bulletin, first number issued in April. Subscribed to Booklovers' for a 20-book library. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Hayward, Alameda co. Hayward Free Public Library. Mrs E. Prouse, Librarian. Estab- lished 1898. Total no. of vols., 5084. Report for April not received. The building, which was insured for $5000, was damaged by earth- quake to the extent of $1750.

Healdsburg, Sonoma co. Healdsburg Free Public Library. Miss Cornelia Provines, Librarian. Established 1896. Total no. of vols. , 2656 (June 30, 1906). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire except to plastering of the ceiling, which is being repaired.

Highland, San Bernardino co. Highland Library Club. Miss Elthea Embody, Librarian. Estab- lished 1898. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES.

HolliSter, San Benito co. Hollistbr Free Reading-Room. Mrs M. E. Hawn, Librarian. Es- tablished 1875. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Hollywood, Los Angeles co. Hollywood Library. Miss Ella Gillin, Librarian. Established 1906. Total no. of vols., 539. During 1 April 3 vols, were added by gift. I Total no. of registered cardholders, 164; 37 were added during the month; | 2 surrendered. Library open to pub- lic 6 days (6 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 372, as follows: 289 vols, fiction; 78 vols, juvenile; 5 vols, miscellaneous. Lists of books published in newspapers. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Kern City, Kern co. Kern City Free Library. Miss Marjorie Haynes, Librarian. Estab- lished 1896. Total no. of vols., about 3000. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Laton, Fresno co. Laton Library. Mrs Lua E. Bab- cock, Librarian. Established 1904. Total no. of vols., 824.

Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Lincoln, Placer co. Lincoln Free Public Library. Mrs EfBe M. Crook, Secretary Li- brary Trustees. Established Janu- ary 9, 1906.

Liver more, Alameda co. Livermore Free Public Library. Mrs S. J. Harp, Librarian. Estab- lished 1896. Total no. of vols., 5000. During April 20 vols, were added by purchase. Total number of reg-

Livermore Continued.

istered cardholders, 300; 10 added during month. Library open to public 30 days (166 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 890, as follows: 717 vols, fiction; 85 vols, juvenile; 54 vols, miscellaneous; 34 vols, magazines. One employee.

Building damaged by earthquake to extent of one fallen chimney.

Lodl, San Joaquin co. Lodi Library and Free Reading. Room. H. S. Clark, Sr., Librarian. Established 1902. Total no. of vols., 675. During April 11 vols, were added by purchase. Total no. of registered cardholders, 80; 33 added during month. Library open every day (365 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 68, as follows: 9 vols, fic- tion; 17 vols, juvenile; 8 vols, mis- cellaneous; 34 vols, magazines. One employee. Income of library re- ceived from public subscriptions. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Lompoc, Santa Barbara co. Free Reading-Room.

Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire .statistics \ received. I j J Long Beach, Los Angeles co.

Long Beach Free Public Library. j Miss Victoria Ellis, Librarian. Es- tablished 1895. Total no. of vols., 6285. During April 259 vols, were added by purchase. 136 new card- 1 holders registered during month. : Library open 25 days (300 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, is- sued during month for home use, 6931, as follows: 3203 vols, fiction; 1268 vols, juvenile; 2460 vols, mis- cellaneous. Three employees. j Monthly income of library about I $400.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA.

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Lordsburg, Los Angeles co. Lordsburg Public Library. Miss Rose Atkinson, Librarian. Estab- lished 1902. Total no. of vols., 11 28 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

LOS Angeles, Los Angeles co. Los Angeles Free Public Library. Chas. P. Lummis, Librarian. Estab- lished 1878. Total no. of vols., 123,146 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Historical Society of Southern California Library. J. M.Guinn, Librarian. Established 1883.

Report for April not received.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Theosophical Library Associa- tion. Miss S. H. Richards, Libra- rian. Established 1896. Total no. of vols., about 500.

Report for April not received.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

State Normal School Library. Elizabeth H. Fargo, Librarian. Es- tablished 1881. Total no. of vols., 13,100 (June 30, 1905).

Report for April not received.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

LOS GatOS, Santa Clara co. Los Gatos Free Public Library. , Henri A. Rankin, Librarian. Es- j tablished 1898. Total no. of vols., 2160. During April 24 vols, were repaired and 77 vols, rebound. To- tal no. of registered cardholders, 662; 9 added during month. Library open | 17 days (in hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during I month, s 15, as follows: 230 vols, fie- 1 tion; 224 vols, juvenile; 61 vols, mis- cellaneous. Two employees.

Owns building, valued at $10,000, which was slightly damaged by earthquake.

Madera, Madera co. Madera Free Library. Miss Ida M. Tully, Librarian. Established 1901. Total no. of vols., 2000. During April 2 vols, were added by gift. Total no. of cardholders, 521; 12 added during month. Library open 20 days (30 hours) during month. One employee. Maintained by vol- untary subscriptions and by C. J. Eubanks, County Clerk. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Martinez, Contra Costa co. Martinez Free Reading-Room and Library. Mrs Jennie I. Hale, Li- brarian. Established 1885. Total no. of vols., 2686.

Closed for repairs. Owned build- ing, valued at $7000, which was damaged by earthquake to extent of $1400. 50 books destroyed by fire in San Francisco, having been at the Hicks-Judd Bindery.

Marysvllle, Yuba co. Marysville City Library. MaryE. Subers, Librarian. Established 1858. Total no. of vols., about 8000. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Merced, Merced co. Merced Free Public Library. Katharine Garibaldi, Secretary Li- brary Trustees. Established August 21, 1905.

Modesto, Stanislaus co. Modesto City Library. L. T. Moss, Librarian. Established 1905. Total no. of vols., 1157 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Monrovia, Los Angeles co. Monrovia Free Public Library. Mrs A. Marion, Librarian. Estab- lished 1893. Total no. of vols., 4000 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

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NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES.

Monterey, Monterey co. Monterey Free Public Library. Mrs Clara Zimtnermann, Librarian. Established 1901 as subscription library, but ordinance was passed February 6, 1906, making it a free public library to be supported by taxation.

Report for April not received.

No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Mountain View, Santa Clara co. Mountain View Public Library. Mrs M. F. Hessle, Librarian. Es- tablished 1905. Total no. of vols., 350.

Report for April not possible be- cause building in which books were located was destroyed by earthquake. Very little damage to books.

Mount Hamilton, SantaClara co. Lick Observatory Library. Dr. R. G. Aitken, Librarian. Estab- lished 1888. Total no. of vols., 6500. During April 12 vols, were added, as follows: 2 vols, by pur- chase; 10 vols, by gift. Two em- ployees.

No damage by earthquake or fire except the loss of 6 vols, which were at the Hicks-Judd Bindery in San Francisco.

Napa, Napa co. Goodman Free Public Library. Mrs Margaret Jacobs, Librarian. Established 1885. Total no. of vols. , 8200 (June 30, 1905).

Library closed since April 18th for repairs. Am oun t of damage by eart h- quake not reported. Library will open again May 7th.

National City, San Diego co. National City Free Public Li- brary. Mrs Sarah C Dickinson, Librarian. Established 1896. Total no. of vols., 3059 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Needles, San Bernardino co. Santa Fe Library. Mrs J. L. Davis, Librarian. Established 1900. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Nevada City, Nevada co. Nevada City Free Public Library. Mrs Melissa Fuller, Librarian. Es- tablished 1902. Total no. of vols., about 3000. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Nlles, Alameda co. Niles Free Library. Mrs M. E. Sullivan, Librarian. Established 1902. Report for April not received. Owns building, which was dam- aged by earthquake to extent of $20.

Nordhoff, Ventura co. George Thacher Memorial Free Public Library. Zaidee E.Soule, Librarian. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Oakdale, Stanislaus co. Oakdale Public Library. Miss Es- tella Hoisholt, Librarian. Estab- lished 1901. Total no. of vols., 947. During April 27 vols, were added by purchase. Total no. of registered cardholders, 47. Library open to public 4 days (8 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued for home use, 79. One employee. Income of library, about $5, received from dues and fines.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Oakland, Alameda co. Oakland Free Public Library. Chas. S. Greene, Librarian. Estab- lished 1868. Total no. of vols., 45,000. During April 490 vols, were added, as follows : 488 vols, by pur- chase; 2 vols, by gift. 41 vols, were discarded. Total no. of card- holders, 15,394: 123 added during

LIBRARIES OF CALIFORNIA.

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Oakland— Continued.

month; 25 surrendered. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 12,300, as follows: 6671 vols, fiction ; 2745 vols, juvenile ; 1774 vols, miscellaneous; 11 10 vols, mag- azines. One branch library, with about 500 vols, and a circulation during month of 334. Twenty-five employees.

Owns building, valued at $80,000, which was damaged by earthquake to extent of about $3000. A few books lost that were in San Fran- cisco.

Oeeanside, San Diego co. Oceansidb Library Association. H. D. Brodie, Librarian. Report for April not received. No 4&mage by earthquake or fire.

Ontario, Los Angeles co. Ontario Free Public Library. Miss K. A. Monroe, Librarian. Es- tablished 1902. Total no. of vols., 3000. During April 119 vols, were added, as follows : 118 vols, by pur- chase ; 1 vol. by gift. Total no. of registered cardholders, 814 ; 14 added during month; .3 surrendered. Li- brary open to the public 25 days (175 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 1150, as follows : 750 vols. ' fiction ; 175 vols, juvenile ; 100 vols. | miscellaneous; 125 vols, magazines. One employee. Monthly income of library, $125, received from taxation.

Orange, Orange co. ,

Orange Free Public Library. Mrs ; Anna C. Field, Librarian. Estab- > lished 1894. Total no. of vols., j about 4000. 20 cardholders regis- tered during month ; 2 surrendered. Library open to the public 25 days j (125 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 1164. One employee. Monthly income of library, $57, , received from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Oroville, Butte co. Oroville Public Library. Mrs Ida R. Crawford, Librarian. Estab- lished 1903. Total no. of vols., 2560 (June 30, 1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Oxnard, Ventura co. Oxnard Free Public Library. Ordinance passed February 20, 1906.

Pacific Grove, Monterey co. Pacific Grove Free Public Li- brary. Mrs May Colgrove, Libra- rian. Established March 1, 1906. Total no. of vols., 1803. During April 74 vols, were added, as follows : 69 vols, by purchase ; 5 vols, by gift. Total no. of cardholders, 364; 63 added during month. Library open to the public 19 days during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 890, as follows : 657 vols, fiction ; 102 vols, juvenile ; 100 vols, miscellaneous; 31 vols, magazines. One employee. Monthly income of library, $30, received from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Palo AltO, Santa Clara co. Palo Alto Free Public Library. Miss Anne Hadden, Librarian. Es- tablished 1896. Total no. of vols., 4049. During April 128 vols, were added by purchase. Total no. of registered cardholders, 1906; 29 added during month; 14 renewed; 17 expired ; 16 surrendered. Library open to the' public 28 days (289 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 1670. Three employees.

Owns building, valued at $11,000, which was damaged by earthquake to extent of $80.

Pasadena, Los Angeles co.

Pasadena Free Public Library.

Miss Nellie M. Russ, Librarian.

Established 1882. Total no. of vols.,

25>394- During April 177 vols, were

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Pasadena— Continued.

added, as follows: 120 vols, by pur- chase ; 1 1 vols, by gift ; 46 vols, by binding. 65 vols, were discarded; 410 vols, repaired ; 1 13 vols, rebound ; 4 vols. lost. Total no. of cardholders, 18,501 ; 120 added during the month ; 12 renewed ; 42 surrendered. Library open to the public 29 days (280 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 10,724, as follows : 4868 vols, fiction ; 2361 vols, juvenile; 2091 vols, mis- cellaneous; 1414 vols, magazines. (This data includes Booklovers' library.) Nine employees. Monthly income of library, $850, received from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Placerville, El Dorado co. Placerville Free Public Library. Percy Alderson, Secretary Library Trustees. Established January 2, 1906. No books as yet.

Pomona, Los Angeles co. Pomona Free Public Library. Sarah M. Jacobus, Librarian. Es- tablished 1887. Total no. of vols., 11,413. During April 229 vols, were added. 6 vols, were discarded ; 255 vols, were repaired. Total no. of registered cardholders, 3907; 75 added during month ; 3 renewed ; 30 surrendered. Library open to the public 30 days during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 6070, as follows : 1892 vols, fiction ; 2754 vols, juvenile ; 1524 vols, miscellaneous. .Four em- ployees. Issues monthly bulletin. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo co. Paso Robles Free Public Library. Mrs Anna Randolph Silsby, Libra- rian. Established 1902. Total no. j Port 6PVi lie, Tulare co.

PORTERVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.

of vols., 1000. During April 8 vols were added by gift. Total no. of j registered cardholders, 135 ; 8 added | during month; 4 renewed; 2 sur- ] rendered. Total no. of vols, issued \ during month for home use, 326. 1 One employee. Monthly income of library, $30, received from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

Petaluma, Sonoma co. |

Petaluma Free Public Library, i Sara Frances Cassiday, Librarian. Established 1878. Total no. of vols., 9636 (June 30, 1905).

Report for April not received.

No earthquake or fire statistics received.

The Santa Rosa l< Republican " of 1 May 11, 1906, states that the library ' on the upper floor of the city hall was badly damaged, and can not be used for library purposes, and that the new Carnegie building was also damaged, and in consequence the institution will be closed indefinitely and the books stored.

Miss Bertha A. Uhl, Librarian. Es- tablished 1904, and on April 9, 1906, ordinance was passed making it a free public library.

Report for April not received.

No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Quincy, Plumas co. W. C. T. U. Reading-Room. Mrs Cameron, Librarian. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Ramona, San Diego co.

Ramona Public Library. Mrs H. A.

Miles, Librarian. Established 1894.

Total no. of vols., 650 (June 30, 1905).

Report for April not received.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Red Bluff, Tehama co.

Red Bluff Free Public Library.

Miss Lotta M. Sprague, Librarian.

Established 1901. Total no. of vols.,

2000. During April 39 vols, were

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Red Bluff— Continued.

added by purchase. 6 vols, were repaired. Total no. of cardholders, 504 ; 5 added during month ; 1 renewed; 2 surrendered. Library open to the public 25 days (150 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 533, as follows : 304 vols, fiction ; 97 vols, juvenile ; 116 vols, miscella- neous; 16 vols, magazines. One employee.

No earthquake or fire statistics received.

Redding, Shasta co. Redding Free Public Library. Miss Mattie A. Poore, Librarian. Kstablished 1903. Total no. of vols., 1569. During April 2 vols, were added by gift. Total no. of registered cardholders, 410; 14 added during month; 2 surrendered. Library open to the public 30 days (360 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 762, as follows: 396 vols, fiction; 47 vols, juvenile; 19 vols, miscella- neous. Two employees. Monthly income of library, $83, received from taxation.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Redlands, San Bernardino co. A. K. Smiley Free Public Library. Antoinette M. Humphreys, Libra- rian. Kstablished 1894. Total no. of vols., 11,611. During April 92 vols, were added, as follows: 70 vols, by purchase, and 22 vols, by gift. 11 vols, were discarded; 192 vols, repaired; 2 vols. lost. Total no. of cardholders, 4615; 53 ad.ded during month; 3 renewed; 50 surrendered. Library open to the public 25 days (187^ hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 4638, as follows: 2324 vols, fiction; 694 vojs. juvenile; 1424 vols, miscellaneous; 196 vols, maga- zines. Five employees. Newspaper bulletins.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

RedondO, Los Angeles co. \

Redondo Public Library. Miss Alice J. Jenks, Librarian. Estab- lished 1890. Total no. of vols., 519. During April 2 vols, were added by binding. Total no. of registered card- holders,i2; 6 renewed during month; 2 expired; 2 surrendered. Library open to the public 25 days (50 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 42. One employee.

No damage by earthquake or fire.

Redwood City, San Mateo co. Redwood City Free Public Li- brary.

Report for April not received.

No earthquake or fire statistics received.

The Redwood City "Democrat" of May 10, 1906, states that the Car- negie library building can be re- stored for less than $5000, and that the books are at present housed in one of the old school buildings.

Richmond, Contra Costa co. I Santa Fis Library. Mrs J. L. Car- son, Librarian. Established 1902. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

I Riverside, Riversideco. 1 Riverside Public Library. Mar- garet Kyle, Librarian. Established 1888. Total no. of vols., 16,000. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

1 Rocklin, Placer co.

' Rocklin Free Publc Library. M. B. Moore, Secretary Library Trus- tees. Established January 2, 1906. No books as yet.

j Sacramento, Sacramento co. 1 Sacramento Free Public Library. Lauren W. Ripley, Librarian. Es- tablished 1879. Total no. of vols., 39,000.

Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

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Sacramento— Continued. State Commission of Horticul- ture Library. Established 1881. Total no. of vols., 2500 (June 30,

1905). Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

St. Helena, Napa co. St. Helena Free Public Library. Miss A. Bruce Walker, Librarian. Established 1892. Total no. of vols. , 2000.

Report for April not received.

No damage by earthquake or fire except 100 vols, which were at the Hicks-Judd Bindery in San Fran- cisco.

Salinas, Monterey co. Salinas Free Public Library. C.J. Whisman, Secretary Library Trus- tees. Established December 1 8, 1 905. No books as yet.

Odd Fellows1 Library. W. H.

Clark, Librarian. Total no. of vols. ,

about 3500. Report for April not received. * No earthquake or fire statistics

received. i

San Bernardino, San Bernardino co. San Bernardino Free Public Li- brary. Carrie S. Waters, Librarian. Total no. of vols., 7174. During April 279 vols, were added, as fol- lows : 273 vols, by purchase ; 6 vols, j by gift. 7 vols, were discarded ; 187 vols, repaired. Total no. of regis- tered cardholders, 4441; 58 added during month. Library open to the public 30 days (315 hours) during month. Total no. of vols, issued during month for home use, 4277, as follows : 2357 vols, fiction ; 1367 vols, juvenile; 553 vols, miscellaneous. Three employees. Monthly income of library, about $300, received from taxation. No damage by earthquake or fire.

San Diego, San Diego co. San Diego Free Public Library. Mrs H. P. DaVison, Librarian. Es- tablished 1882. Total no. of vols., about 23,549. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

State Normal School. Mrs Lydia N. Horton, Librarian. Established 1897. Total no. Of vols., 5800. Report for April not received. No damage by earthquake or fire.

San Dlmas, Los Angeles co. San Dimas Public Library. Miss Mabel Johnstone,* Librarian. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received.

San Francisco.

San Francisco Free Public Li- brary. George T. Clark, Librarian. Established 1879. Total no. of vols, before earthquake and fire, 128,300. Library destroyed by fire except books which were in 4 branch libra- ries and 6 deposit stations, about 40,000 vols. Books were insured for about $60,000. All buildings were destroyed except 2 branch library buildings, which were valued at $53,000. Buildings destroyed were valued at $25,000 and insured for about $r5,ooo.

Astronomical Society of the Pa- cific Library. Dr. S. D. Townley, Librarian. Established 1889. Total no. of vols., over 1400. Report for April not received. No earthquake or fire statistics received. Library was located in burned district.

Bancroft Library. Recently pur- chased by the University of Califor- nia. Total no. of vols., more than 6o,oco.

No damage by earthquake or fire. Rented building, which was badly damaged by earthquake, but out of the fire district. Library will be moved to Berkeley as soon as pos- sible.

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San Francisco— Continued. B'nai B'rith Library. Louis L. Michaels, Librarian. Established 1876. Total no. of vols., over 12,000.

Report for April not received.

Destroyed by fire. Books insured for $5000. Librarian (address 426 Willow ave. ) would like a position in some library; understands Dewey system thoroughly.

Bohemian Club Library. Estab- lished 1872. Total no. of vols, before earthquake and fire, about 5000.

Report for April