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CALIFORNIA STATE PRINTING OFFICE

JOHN E. KING. State Printer

SACRAMENTO, 1925

(Index Supplement.)

Vol. 19, No. 1 JANUARY 1924

News Notes

OF

California Libraries

IN THIS NUMBER-SOME OF THE ITEMS OF INTEREST.

TWO SPECIAL LIBRARIES— OAKLAND: PUBLIC HEALTH LIBRARY; SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY.

INTERESTING ACCESSIONS— CLAREMONT: POMONA COLLEGE LIBRARY; LOS ANGELES: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIBRARY.

STANFORD UNI VERSITY— PACIFIC COAST DEPOSITORY OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY OF INFORMATION.

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY— GIFT OF MISS BARNSDALL.

CONSOLIDATED CITY AND COUNTY LIBRARY— KERN COUNTY.

WINDOW DISPLAYS— GLENN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY.

USE OF PICTURES— LASSEN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY.

NEW SECTION— LIBRARY CLUBS, ETC.

FOR SPECIAL ARTICLES, see Contents.

California State Library

CAUFORNIA STATE PBINTING OFFICE

FBANK J. SMITH, Superintendent

SACBAMENTO, 1924

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CONTENTS.

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ADVERTISING THE COUNTY LIBRARY IN STANISLAUS COUNTY__ 1

A CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK PARTY 2

MAP OF CALIFORNIA SHOWING COUNTIES 4

LIST OF COUNTIES HAVING COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES 5

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES— NEWS ITEMS G

DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES AND OTHER ITEMS OF

GENERAL INTEREST 30

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 37

CALIFORNIA COUNTY LIBRARIANS 41

LIBRARY CLUBS, ETC 42

BOARD OF LIBRARY EXAMINERS 43

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 45

Staie^, Etc. 45

Depaetments . 47

Recent Accessions 51

Caxitobnia State Publications Received During Octobeb, November

AND December, 1923 85

California City Publications Received During October, November

and Decembeb, 1923 90

Books fob the Blind Added During October, November and Decem- ber, 1923 91

Issued quarterly in the interests of the libraries of the State by the California State Libbart.

All communications should be addressed to the California State Library, Sacramento, California.

Note. Standing matter is set solid and new matter leaded.

Entered as second-class matter December, 1913, at the post office at Sacramento, California, under the act of August 24, 1912.

Acceptance for mailing at the special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103. Act of October 3, 1917, authorized August 27, 1918.

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NEWS NOTES OP CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES.

[Jan., 1924

A CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK PARTY.

By Frances Burkbt, Librarian

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." During the days preceding Children's Book Week, my assistant and I felt that these words had been written expressly for us. The book party grew out of a desire to do something for the children that would increase their inter- est in books and at the same time be a bit out of the ordinary. We have had book talks, essays and book displays every year, and while the results have always been gratifying, we longed to do something different. We did.

In a moment of mental aberration we decided on a party, the guests to be the children from all parts of the county. I explained my plans Avhich were very meager at this stage to the general supervisor and asked her cooperation. Her report after visiting several schools was terrifying, for we thought that if we could interest sixty or seventy children in the plan, we would do well. We issued invitations to every elementary school, whether or not it was cooperating with the county library. Every child was re- quested to come dressed to represent some character from a book he had read, and was to be prepared to tell the story.

As the library was too small to accom- modate our guests, we asked permission to use the Woman's Club Room, thinking this would be large enough. As our acceptances poured in, we were driven to hunt still larger quarters. My assistant came to the rescue with the idea of hold- ing the party in the open, which would be ideal providing the weather was fine. The spot selected was in an oak grove at the edge of town and afforded plenty of space for games and contests. There was only one drawback and that was the weather. It was cold and looked like '■ain, but the Fates were on our side for November 11th proved one of the most delightful days of the Fall.

Our invitations read "from two to four in the afternoon" but when we arrived at the clubroom before one o'clock of the eventful day, we were greeted by a witch, the queen of hearts and several other celebrities. They en- tertained themselves by looking at the Kook Week posters we had arranged in

, Amador County Free Library.

the room. These had been made by the children in the rural schools and were most attractive. By two o'clock over a hundred and twenty-five children, be- sides teachers, mothers and fathers, had arrived.

I had pressed the Boy Scouts into service and they were all present in full uniform. We wished to observe Armis- tice Day in .some manner, so the patrol leader gave a short talk on the meaning of the holiday and led the audience in the salute to the flag. After this each child in turn walked to the center of the room and the rest guessed the character represented. Only one from each school told his story for the time wa.s limited. It was splendid to see how the children entered into the spirit of the affair and without a great amount of trouble had made costumes which could be easily recognized as belonging to some well known book character.

They were all there from the elaborate Ozma of Oz in trailing white and glit- tering tinsel to the little Austrian girl (her father was one of the victims of the Argonaut disaster) who came dressed in a clean gingham dress, but told me she was "the little white rabbit." The Old- Fashioned Girl, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Helen's Babies, Jack the Giant Killer, the Gingerbread Boy, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Dr. Doolittle and dozens of other favorites made their bow to the audience.

At the request of the business men and other grown-ups, we formed a procession and marched through Main street out to the grove. The formation was unique. At the head of the procession rode the Knight of the X Bar B. Following him came the drum corps, next the Boy Scouts, then by twos the rest of the com- pany. We gathered more children as we went through the streets, so that by the time we arrived at our destination, we had a much larger crowd than when we started.

For an hour, games were played and later refreshments of ice-cream cones, cookies and candy were served. It was after four o'clock when the first guests left, and by five the hostesses had gathered

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up the remains of the feast and departed for their homes.

Apart from the social side of the affair, which alone was worth the trouble, the book party accomplished the very thing we had hoped for. Increased inter- est in reading more and better books was noticeable in the towns, hut the results were more gratifying in some of the rural districts. One teacher brought four of her pupils in a Ford over many miles of rough roads. This was the fir.st time these children had been outside their com-

munity. They visited the library before they went home and chose the books they wanted from the shelves. Prior to this there had been practically no home reading done in that school, but since that time we have sent them several shipments. This is but one of several instances.

It seemed a big undertaking, but i; really proved a success from every stand- point, and the next one for there will be another as the children have asked for one next year will not be such an effort, for we have a basis on which to work.

NEWS NOTES OP CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES. [Jan., 1924

MAP OF CALIFORNIA SHOWING COUNTIES

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LIST OF COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES.

LIST OF COUNTIES HAVING COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES Statistics of July 1, 1923

County

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Books, etc.

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School dists. .that have joined

Alameda

Amador

Butte

Colusa

Contra Costa—

Fresno

Glenn

Humboldt

Imperial

Inyo

Kern

Kings

Lassen

Los Angeles

Madera

Mercsd

Modoc—

Monterey

Napa

Orange

Plumas

Riverside

Sacramento

San Benito

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Joaquin San Luis Obispo.

San Mateo

Santa Barbara.

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz -

Siskiyou

Solano

Stanislaus

Sutter

Tehama

Trinity

Tulare

Tuolumne

Ventura

Yolo

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Mary Barmby

Frances M. Burket .

Blanche Chalfant

Mrs Dorothy C. Worden Mrs Alice G. Whitbeck— .

Sarah E. MeCardle

Faye T. Kneeshaw

Ida M. Reagan

MrsThos. B. Beeman

Anne Margrave

Mrs Julia G. Babcoek

Julia Steffa

Lenala A. jMartin

Gclia Gleason

Blanche Galloway

P^ssae M. Culver

Anna L. Williams

Anne Hadden

Estella DeFord .

Margaret Livingston..

Carmelita Duff

Chas. F. Woods

Cornelia D. Provines..

Florence J. Wheaton

Caroline S. Waters.—

Eleanor Hitt

H. O. Parkinson

Flo A. Gantz

Edna Holroyd

Mrs Frances B. Linn.. Stella Huntington-...--. Minerva H. Waterman--

Thelma Brackett

Clara B. Dills

Bessie B. Silverthorn

Edna J. Hewitt

Elizabeth Stevens

Mrs Harry A. Adams

Gretchen Flower ..

Gladys English

Elizabeth R. Topping

Nancy C. Laugenour

Sept. 26, June 2, Sept. 3 .June 8. July 21 Mar. r2 April S, May 12 Feb. 6, Sept. 15: Nov. 16; June 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 5 May 3 June 0 July 8 Aug. 6 Feb. 9 Dee. 9 Sept. 7 Nov. 8 Oct. 1 Feb. 4 July 14 April 5 Mar. 7 July 6 Sept. 5 Feb. J6: July 20, Oct. 13 June 7, .4rril 6: Aug. 14 May 9 Aug. 8 Sept. 8:

June 10, July 3 April 9 July 12

1910 1919 1913 1915 1913 1912 1914 1914 1912 1913 1910 1912 1915 1912 1910 1910 1915 1912 1916 1919 1915 1911 1908 1918 1913 1912 1910 1915 1912 1910 1912 1916 1915 1914 1911 1917 .1916 1916 1910 1917 1915 1910

$44,394 00

5,822 48 17,811 94 10,842 10 46,844 07 173,772 40 14,233 91 24,360 64 13,819 22

8,315 42 93,197 52 27,583 05 12,700 97 187,885 62 23,.S69 47 35,875 07

3,575 37 21,921 50 11,043 5S 20,072 84

8,388 62 12,560 11 37,862 29

9,182 46 27,999 63 30,615 05 22,646 59 14,574 51 11,884 56 19,731 17 27,614 13

5,812 64 19,6."0 39 21,269 99 29,765 93 11,585 04 10,382 84

5,167 83 37,557 12

8,020 75 23,813 73 19,525 73

93,243 I 8,589 I 54,530 . 36,353 I

111,076

299,176 32,602 64,146 66,584 22,769

152,341 85,409 29,994

374,132 65,351 73,625 9,071 63,742 14,330 22,731 24,498 0 37,733 20,219 74,570 83,307 0 32,602 32,045 0 76,078 0 51,414 47,0^ 63,632 30,021 28,129 14,316

107,183 24,080 44,821 65,863

82 34 93 46 99

243 68

163 79 43

163 69 84

321 65 80 27

145 60 47 70 80

106 72

136

148

103

114 96 87

169 64 66 56 74 61

148 63 82 79

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213,035 29 2,537,370 4,047

81 37 66 32 63

169 45

109 £9 32

107 40 44

206 50 74 43 99 53 57 29 80 85 38 81

121 92 93 41 71 88 55 98 56 67 36 57 27

137 34 61 47

2,958

35 18 SO 53

154 40

101 55 30

104 S8 42

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NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES. [Jan., 1924

CALIFORNIA.

Area, 158,297 sq. miles.

Second in size among the states.

Population, 3,426,536.

Assessed valuation, $5,716,358,058.

Number of counties, 58.

ALAMEDA COUNTY.

(Third class.) County seat, Oakland. Area, 840 sq. mi. Pop. 344,127. Assessed valuation $342,386,005 (tax- able for county $300,642,000).

AiAMEDA Co. Law Libraky, Oakland. Miss Eloise B. Gushing, Lib'n.

Miss Gushing has been elected presi- dent of the Librai-y Council, which is composed of librarians on the Oakland side of the bay. Oakland Saturday Press, O 20

Alameda.

§11 Alameda Free Public Libraky. Mrs Marcella II. Krauth, Lib'n.

During the quarter the principal item of interest was the book review contest held as a feature of Children's Book Week. The Board of Library Trustees offered three prizes, each a beautiful book, one to the sixth, one to tlie seventh, and one to the eighth grade pupils for the best book re^^ews submitted.

The school department, under the direc- tion of Superintendent of Schools C. J. Du Four, assisted in every possible way. On the Friday evening of Book Week, an entertainment yras held at the Main Li- brary with about 300 children in attend- ance. The successful competitors read their reviews after which the prizes were awarded. The contest did so much to stimulate interest m children's reading that it will probably become a yearly feature of our work.

Mrs Marcella H. Krauth, Lib'n.

Oakland.

+§|iOAiiLAKD Free [Public] Library. Chas. S. Greene, Lib'n.

As the result of the examination held for Chief of Department, Mrs Elsie W. Leclert was appointed Chief of the Children's Department on November 1st. Mrs Leclert had been acting as Chief since Miss Browne's resignation in May.

The Libi'ary Board reorganized at its meeting of November 5th, electing Dr.

ALAMEDA CO.— Continued. Oakland Continued. Wm. G. Eggleston, President, and Mrs . Myrtle Fieberling, Vice President, vice Mrs Coral S. Quayle and Dr. Wm. S. Porter.

Miss Elvezia Lorenzini was appointed library assistant to serve in the Circula- tion Department on December 1, 1923.

The meeting of the First District of the California Library Association was held in Oakland on November 17th.

Mifs Jane Isabel Curtis, Librarian of the Alden Branch, was the speaker at the Staff Meeting of December 27th, and also at the Library Council Luncheon of January 9th, telling of her experiences on her i-ecent trip to Porto Rico and South America.

Miss Florence M. Van Gaasbeek, cata- loger, has announced her resignation as of February 1st or as soon thereafter as her successor can be appointed. Civil Service examination for branch librarian was held on December 12th and one for cataloger will be held on January 16th. It is expected that the new cataloger will begin work by the first of March. Giias S. Greene, Lib'n.

Lakeview Jltnior IIiGn School Li- brary. Miss Gertrude Feitag, in charge. Est. Oct. 1923.

Total vols. a. 200.

A library has 1>een started in the school and two students have cataloged it under the supervision of their class teacher. Miss Feitag. Each class has elected a librarian to take charge of the distribution of books in that class. San Francisco Examiner, O 7

Public Health Library. Marion H. Clark, Lib'n. Est. 1923.

The library is located in the Ethel Moore Memorial Building near the Mu- nicipal Auditorium in Oakland. It is organized as one of the activities of the Health Education Department of the Public Health Center of Alameda County. Its purpose is to serve those in Alameda County who are interested in public health.

The library was started a year ago as a part time service and is open from 2-5 week day afternoons and from 10-12 Saturday mornings. It is under the gen- eral supervision of Dr. Alvin Powell,

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ALAMEDA CO. Continued. Oakland Continued. Director of the Public Health Center, and Miss Mary Preston, Secretary of Health Education, and I am the only employee with the exception of a college student who assists, with the mechanical work. Miss Mary Barmby, County Librarian, has adopted the library as a sort of step- child and has been very helpful with advice and assistance. The library is maintained by the Public Health Center, which is a county institution, but as a part of the Health Education Depart- ment it receives assistance from the Community Chest.

As to the services rendered : The library contains at present 362 books on public health topics, as General Public Health, Child and Maternal Hygiene, Personal Hygiene, Mental Hygiene, Communicable Diseases, Poods and Nutrition, etc. In purchasing the books the bibliography on public health issued last spring by the National Health Council was used as a basis for selection and all the books recommended were purchased with the exception of a few technical volumes. To this nucleus have been and are being added books which are carefully chosen on authoritative recommendations. In addition to the books we have about 1000 pamphlets arranged in two files, a sub- ject file and a source and information file. The collections are designed to give in- formation in recent pamphlet form on public health topics and to show what material can be obtained from the various health and welfare organizations, national and local. On the magazine table are displayed current numbers of all the leading public health and welfare maga- zines and bulletins, some forty coming to the library each month. Books, pamphlets and magazines all circulate.

In addition to these usual library ser- vices the Public Health Librai-y has a portable motion picture machine and three films, a balopticon and a collection of lantern slides, a set of food models, a collection of anatomical models and charts, and a collection of nearly 200 posters. All of this material is loaned for lectures, exhibits and classroom use.

The library is open to any interested resident of Alameda County. School teachers, school nurses, visiting nurses,

ALAMEDA CO.— Continued. Oakland Continued, social workers, mothers, university and high school students, grade pupils, parent- teacher associations and mothers' clubs are all numbered among our borrowers. The library is being used more and more each month as the public health workers discover what very real help we can give them, and it is the hope of the Public Health Center that the Public Health Library may be an influence for better public health in Alameda County.

Marion II. Clark, Lib'n.

ALPINE COUNTY.

(Fiftj--eighth class.) County seat, Markleeville. Area, 575 sq. mi. Pop. 243. Assessed valuation $S07,.549 (taxable for county $711,513).

AMADOR COUNTY.

(Forty-fifth class.) County seat, Jackson. Area, oG8 sq. mi. Pop. 7793. Assessed valuation .'(;7,5&4,016 (tax- able for county $6,.519,939).

Amador Co. Free Library, Jackson. Miss Frances M. Burket, Lib'n.

Sec "A Children's Book Week Party," p. 2.

BUTTE COUNTY.

(Twenty-second class.) County seat, Oroville. Area, 1764 sq. mi. Pop. 30,030. Assessed valuation .$43,713,269 (tax- able for county $35,666,536).

CALAVERAS COUNTY.

(Forty-ninth class.) County seat, San Andreas. Area, 990 sq. mi. Pop. 6183. Assessed valuation $8,636,730 (taxable for county $7,388,755).

COLUSA COUNTY.

(Forty-second class.) County seat, Colusa. Area, 1080 sq. mi. Pop. 9290. Assessed valuation $26,202,221 (tax- able for county $21,807,669).

NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES.

[Jan., 1924

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY.

(Thirteenth class.) County seat, Martinez. Area, 750 sq. mi. Pop. oS,8S9.

Assessed valuation $91,000,885 (tax- able for county $80,513,905).

DEL NORTE COUNTY.

(Fifty-fourth class.) County seat, Crescent City. Area, 1546 sq. mi. Pop. 2759. Assessed valuation $10,683,291 (tax- able for county $10,647,991).

Crescent City.

Crescent City [Feee] Public Li- BBAEY. Mrs Florence M. Patty, Lib'n.

Mrs Florence M. Patty is now Li- brarian of the Crescent City Public Library.

EL DORADO COUNTY.

(Forty-eighth class.) County seat. Placerville. Area, 1891 sq. mi. Pop. 6426. Assessed valuation $12,103,210 (tax- able for county $10,223,590).

FRESNO COUNTY.

(Fourth class.) County seat, Fresno. . Area, 5696 sq. mi. Pop. 128,779.

Assessed valuation $199,142,944 (tax- able for county $171,610,941).

t-FEESKO Co. Feee Libbary, Fresno. Miss Sarah E. McCardle, Lib'n.

The annual Custodians' Meeting was held in the Branch Department at the main library on October 31st, beginning at ten o'clock. There were twenty-two custodians and the entire staff from the main library in attendance. Miss Mc- Cardle presided and made the opening address, introducing the new custodians and calling the roll of all present so that everyone would feel acquainted. The rest of the morning was taken up with short talks bj^ members of the staff on different phases of the work, followed by open discussions on each. Luncheon was served at the library by the staff, all re- maining to meet the visitors and get in closer touch during this social hour. After luncheon Miss Yager, Children's Librarian, gave a talk on her work. Miss Newcomet, Reference Librarian, reviewed

FRESNO CO.— Continued.

one of the new books on biography. She was followed by Miss Essae Culver, Li- brarian of Merced County and President of the Fourth District of the California Library Association, who gave a most inspiring talk. Miss Culver made every- one feel that her work, no matter how small, was a very valuable part of the whole scheme of county library service. The meeting closed with talks by the custodians on the ways they are em- ploying to attract the people to the library.

Children's Book Week was observed November 11th to the 18th in all the larger branches and a good many schools. A book contest was held in the upper grades, each grade having a problem which included an essay about some char- acter in one of the books read. There were many essays sent in and the prizes of illustrated books have been awarded to three children and honorable mention to three others. The week was observed in different ways in the branches, b,y book displays in conspicuous places, visits to the schools, story hours, etc.

Christmas was celebrated in several of the larger branches. Fresno had a large tree in the main reading room, the gift of one of the lumber companies. At Sanger Branch there was a tree for the story hour children in the children's room on the Saturday before Christmas. Christmas stories were told and each child received a gift. Reedley Branch also had a tree donated and decorated by some of the interested people of the town. At the main library the staff enjoyed a tree of their own. The party was held in the big room downstairs and each one received a gift, generally a joke on the recipient. After the distribution of the gifts the staff had luncheon together.

Hopewell School District and Butler School District have suspended this year. Lerona District, which Avas served last year as an emergency school, is now an independent school and has joined the library. Las Deltas, a new district, has also come in. We are now serving two emergency schools, the Nutritional Home and the Chiwanakee School.

The work having been completed at some of the lower camps of the Southern California Edison Co., the branches at Camps 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 42 have

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FRESNO CO.— Continued.

been closed and the books returned. But the higher cami3s are doing a flourishing library business and we get very inter- esting letters from the men in charge. Sarah E. McCardle, Lib'n.

Butler School Dist.

Butler School Dist. Branch, Fresno Co. Free Library, was discon- tinued during the quarter, the school hav- ing been suspended.

Chiwanakee School.

C II I w A N A K E E School Branch, Fresno Co. Free Library.

»S'c<? note under Fresno Co. Free Li- brary.

Hopewell School Dist. Hopewell School Dist. Branch, Fresno Co. Free Library, was discon- tinued during the quarter, the school having been suspended.

Las Deltas School Dist.

Las DEI.TAS School Dlst. Branch, Fresno (^'o. Free Library, was estab- lished during the quarter.

Lerona School Dist.

Lerona School Dist. Branch, Fresno Co. Free Library.

Sec note under Fresno Co. Free Li- brary.

Nutritional Home School.

Nutritional Home School Branch, Fresno Co. Free Library.

See note under Fresno Co. Free Li- brary.

Reedley.

Reedley Branch, Fresno Co. Free Library.

See note under Fresno Co. Free Li- brary.

Sanger.

Sanger Branch, FresnO Co. Free Library.

See note under Fresno Co. Free Li- brary.

GLENN COUNTY.

(Thirty-eighth class.) County seat, Willows. Area, 1460 sq. mi. Pop. 11,853. Assessed valuation $27,770,1.5€ (tax- able for county .?23,181,109).

GLENN CO.— Continued.

Glenn Co. Free Library, Willows. Miss Faye T. Kneeshaw, Lib'n.

The Glenn County Library this year held during- Children's Book Week attrac- tive exhibits of new juvenile books, in Bayliss, Hamilton City and Orland branches and at the Main Office in Wil- lows. A story hour was held for the children in each of these branches by Martha June Coleman, of the County Library Staff. At Bayliss and Hamilton City the children came to the library during school hours with their teachers. At Orland a general invitation was ex- tended to the children of the 3d, 4th, 5th and Gth grades. At the hours appointed the Library was filled to the brim with eager boys and girls. To judge from the enthusiasm of children and custodians these story hours were a great success.

December 3d the Librarian read a paper on some of the new books of the season before the Monday Afternoon Club of Willows.

The County Library Branch at Artois has been reopened in an attractive library room at the grammar school, with Mr Stanley Thompson as custodian. Mrs W. W. Koehler is the new custodian at Ord Branch.

The staff of the Library is each week arranging an attractive window display for the main office in Willows ; Miss Coleman supplies the newspapers of the county with reviews, etc., of the books thus displayed. The many requests re- ceived for these books prove again that ■'it pays to advertise."

Faye T. Kneeshaw, Lib'n.

Artois.

Artois Branch, Glenn Co. Free Li- brary-.

Sec note under Glenn Co. Free Library.

Bayliss.

Bayliss Branch, Glenn Co. Free Libr.\ey.

Sec note under Glenn Co. Free Library.

Hamilton City.

Hamilton City Branch, Glenn Co. Free Library.

See note under Glenn Co. Free Library.

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GLENN CO.— Continued. Ord. Ord Bkakch, Glenn Co. Free Li-

BBAEY.

See note under Glenn Co. Free Library.

Oriand.

Orland Branch, Glenn Co. Free Library.

See note under Glenn Co. Free Library.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY.

(Twentieth class.) County seat, Eureka. Area, 3507 sq. mi. Pop. 37,413. Assessed valuation $43,494,094 (tax- able for county $38,557,459).

Humboldt Co. Free Library, Eureka. Miss Ida M. Reagan, Lib'n.

Mettah School District Branch was established November 3. The postofEce is Weitchpec.

Ida M. Reagan, Lib'u.

Mettah School Dist. (P. O. Weitchpec; no exp. office). Mettah School Dist. Branch, Hum- boldt Co. Free Library, was estab- lished November 3, 1923.

Areata.

Abcata Free Public Library and Branch, Humboldt Co. Free Library. Mrs Virginia Todd Smith, Lib'n.

Miss A^irginia Todd was married to Mr Charles Donovan Smith, of Falk, on November 8, 1923. Mrs Smith will con- tinue as Librarian at Areata. Mr Smith is connected with the Elk River Lumber Company. Blue Lake Advocate, N 10

IMPERIAL COUNTY.

(Seventeenth class.) County seat. El Centro. Area, 4316 sq. mi. Pop. 43,383. Assessed valuation $50,017,798 (tax- able for county $41,476,102).

Imperiax Co. Free Library, El Cen- tro. Mrs Thomas B. Beeman, Lib'n.

Miss Helen Montgomery is now cus- todian at Calipatria; Mrs W. E. Miller has succeeded Mrs Frederick at Holtville. Evalyn Boman, Asst. Lib'n.

IMPERIAL CO.— Continued.

Calipatria.

Calipatria Branch, Imperial Co. Free Library.

See note under Imperial Co. Free Library.

Holtville.

Holtville Branch, Imperial Co. Free Library.

See note under Imperial Co. Free Librai-y.

INYO COUNTY.

( Forty-seventh class. ) County seat, Independence. Area, 10,224 sq. mi. Pop. 7031. Assessed valuation $18,109,750 (tax- able for county $10,986,133).

KERN COUNTY.

(Twelfth class.) County seat, Bakersfield. Area, 8159 sq. mi. Pop. 54,843. Assessed valuation $180,996,178 (tax- able for county $1-51,384,375) . .

Kern Co. Free Library, Bakers- field. Mrs Julia G. Babcock, Lib'n.

Mrs. Babcock has been elected Parlia- mentarian of the Bakersfield Business and Professional Women's Club. Bakersfield Californian, O 11

The Supervisors voted on October 15 to move the books of the Bakersfield city branch to the courthouse, thus effecting actual physical consolidation of the city and county libraries. Bakersfield Cali- fornian, O 15

The first meeting of the custodians of Kern County Free Library branches was held in Memorial Hall at the courthouse on October 25. Bakersfield Californian, O 25

New branches have been established at Inyokern (Mrs John McNeal, Custo- dian), Belridge (Miss Elizabeth Frick, Custodian), Wheeler Ridge and Dudley (Mrs Hattie Barker, Custodian). Bakersfield Californian, O 18

The boys' and girls' branch library of Kern County Free Library was opened October 30 in the newly renovated Beale memorial library building. Bakersfield Californian, O 30

The Kern County Free Library claims the distinction of being the only library in the state that has a cow in its collec-

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tion of circulatory objects. It was loaned for an "old home town" scene at a dance Armistice night. The Jereey (stuffed) belonged to the Chamber of Commerce, which is moving into the quarters in the courthouse being vacated by the city hall branch of the county library, and the librarian took charge of lending it. Fresno Bee, N 14

The consolidated city and county li- braries will be open to the public on December 5. Bakersfield Echo, D 4

Belridge. Beleidge Bkakch, Ker^t Co. Feee Li- brary, was established during the quarter.

Dudley. Dudley Branch, Kern Co. Free Lidrary, was established during the quarter.

Inyokern. Inyokerx Branch. Kern Co. Free Library, was established during the quarter.

Wheeler Ridge. Wheeler Eidge Branch, Kern Co. Free Library, was established during the quarter.

KINGS COUNTY.

(Twenty-ninth class.) County seat, Hanford. Area, 1373 sq. mi. Pop. 22,031. Assessed valuation $29,211,631 (tax- able for county .$24,607,000).

Kings Co. Free Library, Hanford. Miss Julia Steffa, Lib'n.

Mr Harry Farrington was appointed custodian of the Murray Branch to suc- ceed Mr William Marnack.

Miss Mildred Watson has been granted a leave of absence to take the winter course in the Riverside Training School. Miss Helen Arnold has been appointed page, the appointment beginning Janu- ary 2d. Miss Maybelle Meldrim has been a.piK)inted temporary assistant.

Miss Steffa gave a talk on "Children's Reading" at the Hamilton School Parent Teachers Association in November and supplemented it with a collection of the more attractive and illustrated editions of standard juvenile classics.

Julia Steffa, Lib'n.

KINGS CO.— Continued.

Hanford.

Hanford Free Public Library and Branch, Kings Co. Free Library. Miss Julia Steffa, Lib'n.

Hanford Public Library celebrated Children's Book Week by a display of attractive children's books. Original posters, as well as the regular children's book week posters, and the distribution of book lists added to the interest of the exhibit. Julia Steffa, Lib'n.

Murray.

.NCH, K

»S'ec note under Kings Co. Free Library.

Murray Branch, Kings Co. Free Library.

LAKE COUNTY.

(Fifty-first class.) County seat, Lakeport. Area, 1332 sq. mi. Pop. 5402. Assessed valuation .$6.7S2,.52.5 (tax- able for county $6,738,890) .

LASSEN COUNTY.

( Forty-fourth class. ) County seat, Susanville. Area, 47.50 sq. mi. Pop. 8507. Assessed valuation $17,043,278 (tax- able for county $13,002,853).

Lassen Co. Free Library, Susan- ville. Miss Lenala A. Martin, Lib'n.

Amedee Branch Library has been dis- continued. Mrs Guy Amett has taken charge of the Hayden Hill Branch Li- brai-y. As Mrs M. J. Hail, former cus- todian of Janesville Branch Library, moved away, Mrs G. R. Knox has been appointed to take her place. As the post- office was changed from Lassen to Janes- ville, the branch library name was also changed to Janesville. The Riverside Hospital Branch Library was suspended November 1.

Lenala A. Martin, Lib'n.

The following interesting account of the use of some pictures, borrowed from the State Library by the Lassen County Free Library, is taken from a letter from Miss Martin, dated December 18. 1923 :

"We borrowed the pictures, of course, especially for the art class as a treat. Tlie class consists of eleven members who meet in our office each Monday afternoon.

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We have never had less than seven in attendance and usually have nine or ten. We feel very much encouraged because the members are not only very much in- terested but also are studious. We have been growing gradually and so far no member has withdrawn. We have been holding the class regularly since October 1. and have finished the artists on the H. W. Wilson Study Outline on Italian Art, through the loth century.

The pictures have been a great help and inspiration to the class, especially during the two lessons in which we studied them intensively. The members have come in also during the week to study the pictures, as well as the gen- eral public. The most interesting people who came to see them were twenty high school girls and their teacher. Only four of them did not seem to be interested. The pupils came in small numbers dur- ing their study periods. To the pupils interested, we gave a short sketch of each picture. Some of these pupils came a second time."

Amedee. Amedee Br.\nch. Lassen Co. Fkee Library, has been discontinued.

Hayden Hill (P. O. Mei'rillville; no exp. office).

Hayden Hill Bkancpi, Lassen Co. Free Library.

See note under Lassen Co. Free Li- brary.

Janesville.

Janesville Branch, Lassen Co. Free Library.

See note under Lacsen Co. Free Li- brary.

Riverside Hospital. Riverside Hospital Branch, Lassen Co. Free Library, was suspended Novem- ber 1, 1923.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

(First class.) County seat, Los Angeles. Area, 3880 sq. mi. Pop. 936,438. Assessed valuation $1,992,088,094 (tax- able for county $1,695,251,165).

Los Angeles Co. Free Library, Los Angeles. Miss Celia Gleason, Lib'n.

LOS ANGELES CO.— Continued.

The La Verne Heights School District, originally established in November, 1916, withdrew from all service from the Los Angeles County Free Library, June, 1923. Upon request, the County Free Library again established a branch, January, 1924.

Miss Catharine Morrison has again resumed her work with the blind, the class meeting every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Librarian's Office, Los Angeles County Free Library, at 204 N. Broadway, Los Angeles.

Our latest branch to be established in February, 1924, is Hammel. It is located in a schoolhouse and borrowers cards for approximately 4O0 students were requested.

On November 1, 1923, the Lancaster Branch Library was moved into the new County building .iust finished, which was built from funds furnished by the County Free Library and general building fund. It will house the Library and Justice Court. The Library has all Library Bureau equipment, including .stacks, desk, tables, chairs, etc., and is a great addition to that community.

Celia Gleason,. Lib'u,

Alhambra.

Alhambra [Free] Public Library. Miss Artena M. Chapin, Lib'n.

Miss Alice B. Fowler, cataloger, re- signed to take a position in the high school library at San Mateo. Miss Edith Rose, R. L. S. '21. was appointed to suc- ceed Miss Fowler and began her work here December 1st.

Artena M. Chapin, Lib'n.

The public library had a display of rare Japanese prints for the week of November 27th. Alhambra Advocate, N 27

Arcadia.

Arcadia Free Public Library. Mrs F. W. Treen, Lib'n.

Mrs Edith -Daniels has donated sixty volumes of fiction and non-fiction and Harper's Bazar for 1871 and 1872.— Arcadia Journal, S 29

Claremont.

tPoMONA College Library. James A. Blaisdell,,,Pres, . Victor E. Marriott, Lib'n.

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Claremont Continued.

Dr Westergaavd, Head of the History Department and a member of the Library Committee, has returned from eighteen mouth.s of travel and study in Europe, bringing- with him many interesting books and pictures for the Westergaard Memorial Art collection. Beside books on architecture, sculpture and painting mauj- of the books are studies of the arts and crafts of the various European coun- tries, particularly those of the