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Bradford Mechanics' Institute

"The annual meeting of the Bradford Mechanics' Institute will be held on Monday night next, in the Council Chambers commencing at 8 o'clock. See posters giving particulars and let all who can attend the meeting."

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Public Libraries Act

An article describing the new Public Libraries Act passed by the Legislative Assembly in Ottawa. Describes how Mechanics' Institutes are to become Public Libraries

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Mechanics' Institute Meeting

"The annual meeting of Bradford's Mechanics' Institute was held in the Council Chamber, on Monday evening last, May 6th. ..."

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Annual Report

"The annual report of the Ontario Minister of Education, just to hand, gives the following statistics of the Bradford Public Library for the year ending 30th April, 1898. ..."

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Bradford Public Library annual meeting

"The annual meeting of the Public Library will be held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening May 5th, at 7 o'clock. Let there be a large attendance. All our citizens should be interested in the Public Library."

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Bradford Public Library annual meeting report

"The annual meeting of the Public Library was held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening. The attendance was small, as usual. The Treasurer, Mr. Jas. Driffill, presented his report, which showed that the receipts for the year were $354, and the expenditure $310.17, leaving a balance on hand of $44.37. ..."

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Danger in Books

Article on the fear of microbes and germs in library books and paper money.

"While moralists and preachers are calling attention to the danger of the morals of Canadian children bu the yellow-covered literature, which they so easily manage to read, attention is also drawn to the danger of circulating libraries. We are told that the books often contain the deadly consumption bacillus on its dirty pages, as well as the microbes of other maladies." ...

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Public Library Board of Management meeting

"The new Act respecting the regulations of Public Libraries calls for a meeting on the second Monday in January for the election of a Board of Directors. Accordingly a meeting of the members of the Bradford Public Library was recently held in Mr. T.W.W. Evans' office." ...

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