SIX years ago we published a symposium on school libraries, under the editorship of the late Lt.‐Col. J. M. Mitchell, Secretary of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. The contributors included the librarians of the Ladies' College, Cheltenham, Clifton College, Bristol, Darwen Grammar School, Whitcliffe Mount Grammar School, Cleckheaton, Bristol Grammar School, and Leeds Training College. The symposium was a most interesting one, and showed that important schools of the kind were providing very good library services in the interest of their favoured classes. This present symposium is more in terms of the so‐called democratic masses. The very favourable, or very promising, conditions described by the contributing county librarians indicate a keenness to do the best in the interest of the children. Other counties, however, have been less active, but there is movement. In our next number our symposium will cover what is being done in the towns.
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