Report of the Commissioner of Education of Porto Rico 1910; From the Report of the Governor of Porto Rico, 1910, Pages 153-203, Inclusive

Report of the Commissioner of Education of Porto Rico 1910; From the Report of the Governor of Porto Rico, 1910, Pages 153-203, Inclusive

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...in either graded or rural schools. (Report of the Governor of Porto Rico, 1909, p. 255.) The interest shown by the whole island has continued to increase, so that we can now report 233 libraries with a total of 34,643 books, an increase of 151 libraries and of 25,605 books. Only 6 municipalities are reported as without school libraries of any sort. One of these, Fajardo, has raised a sum of money by a festival and will open a library at the beginnin of this school ear. T ese maybe ivided into: Graded-school libraries, 59; volumes, 24,397; cost of maintenance, $2,994.20; volumes drawn, 26,818; average daily attendance, 2,077. 'Rural libraries, 174; volumes, 10,246; volumes drawn, 8,404. There are in addition 9 libraries open to the public, supported by municipal funds or by private donations, and containing 18,078 volumes. The largest of these is the insular library, at San Juan, supported by insular funds. In response to the request of school boards last year, I decided to approve an item in the school budget for library purposes in districts where the financial condition was such as to warrant it. The amount so appro riated was $4,417.18 in 31 districts. A considerable part of this money was for salary of t e librarian, usually a teacher, who is responsible for the general order of the room used for the purpose. It has been found advisable, in lack of more suitable quarters, to utilize a schoolroom, furnished with large lamps, as a reading room, open to pupils for two hours each evening. This has iven excellent results, as the majority of Porto Rican homes are not sufiiciently well ighted for study, while it has had the further advantage of keeping children off the streets at night. It may well be considered a step toward the use...show more

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  • United States
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