ometimes present in the evening is too great to make the room a convenient or a proper place for them.
The number of volumes taken from the library each year is supposed to be about 10,000.
In obedience to the instructions of the town, most of the works purchased the past year have been standard, and we think that reference to the new catalogue will satisfy the impartial that the several departments are now very appropriately balanced.
This time $3.35 was paid for moving the library.
In 1869 the library was moved to the Town House and a reading-room was opened daily, Sundays excepted, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M., the library being opened only on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and Saturday evenings.
In 1871 it was opened every evening except Sunday and Wednesday, and also on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
By act of the Legislature the dog tax was devoted to the use of the library.
In 1872 the charging system of the Boston Public Library was substituted for the ledger s