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THE EEVEEEND EGEBTOJJ EYEESON, D. D,
CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
ASSISTED BY MR. J. GEORGE HODGEVS.
Act regulating Grammar Schools in U. C, 109.
States, Origin of, Names of, 123.
Public Libraries inferiority of, 178.
Institute of Instruction, 187.
Attendance at School, 99, 121, 146, 167, 198.
Books for Youth and Children, 158, 168.
Book Cases, and Libraries, construction of 1.
Belleville School Examinations, 3.
British Museum, with Illustration, 77, 142.
Bavarian Schoolmasters, 88.
Berlin, Royal Library, with Illustration, 93.
Beaver, Canada Illustrated 98.
Bacon, Lord, Mother of 114.
Black-board, Recipe for making 119.
Boy Literature, 136. ,
Boy's, Guide-Posts for 1862.—Out at Night, 188.
Bibli, Statistics of the 139—its adaptedness to
Man, 160—in Schools, 167.
Chatham, Grammar School, 3—Enterprise in 81.
Compulsory Education, 6.
Circulars, Official 5, 6, 87, 90, 91, 116.
Catalogue, Supplemental of Library Books TJ.C. 7.
Civil Service in England, Reform in 79.
Census of Great Britain, 80.
Chinese Agriculture, 81.
Certificates of Qualification, Provincial, 87, 182.
Childhood, influence of, on future Man, 94.
Classical Studies, 104,118, 119, 120, 145.
Collegiate Education, object of 120.
Children helping themselves in Life, 121, Time
Crystal Palace, Sydenham, 128.
Code for the School, 131.
Colleges for the People, 147—Value of 168.
Copy wright in England, 154.
Coal Pit, Scientific observations in a 154.
Columbia College, U. S. 168.
Connecticut School Law, 183.
Dignity of the Teacher's Work, 94.
Death, Ruling Passion in, 150.
Duration, Wayland's Theory of, 196
Digestion of Food, 155.
Discipline, School 174.
Difficulties in School Government, 183.
Lord Elgin in Edinburgh, 5, 164.
Normal and Model School's Examination 181.
Canada, 3, 81, 105, 121, 136, 152, 184.
British and Foreign, 8, 81, 105, 121, 186,
United States, 4, 83,106, 122, 153,171,186.
British Museum, 77.
Royal Library of Berlin, 98.
The Canada Beaver, 98.
Frankfort City Library, 125.
114, Public Schools 169.
Exhibition Educational at London 187.
Energy of Successful Men, 161.
EducUor, instruments and agencies to be em-
Employment in School, 184.
Education, the art of 101, in Europe 108, bene-
English Language and French Alliance, 196.
Free Schools in Canada, 79.
Faculties, Intellectual and Moral, in regard to
Government In Schools, 96, 183.
Greek, Study of in Schools, 104.
Galvanism, discoveries in 107.
German and Swiss Teachers, 130. College Com-
Geology of Canada, 138, 154, 155.
Grant, increased, for Education in Canada, 177.
Grammar Schools in U. C. 100; law relating to
Hamilton Central School, 3.
Ignorance vs. Knowledge, 120.
Japan and the Japanese 80, Physical features
Knowledge necessary to good instruction 95, vs.
Library Buildings and Book-cases, construction
Literary and Scientific Intelligence 4, 83, 106
Libraries in U. C., extracts from the law regu-
Libraries, management of Public 141, Inferiority
Lazy Boy, the 99.
Latin and Greek in Schools, 104.
Lower Canada, Education in 121, 176.
Life, Man entering 184.
Macaulay, T. B. on Classical Studies 118.
Middle Class Education 137.
Mineral Discoveries in Canada, 164.
Minster, Tork 197.
Montmorenci Suspension Bridge, 200.
Mentalpowers, Preservation of 186, Indolence
of Teachers 182.
Mother's Influence, A 183. Never Forget, 198.
Names of American States, 123.
National Education in England, Lord Brougham's
resolutions on 169.
New York Schools, 187.
Oxford University Reform, 82, 153.
The Cheerful Giver, 79.
A Mound is in the Grave Yard, 98.
Christ Blessing Little Children, 150.
To the Teacher, 182.
The River Alma, 195.
love you 168; and Teacher, Relations, 191.
Palmerston, Lord on writing 121; Children, Time
and Money, 135.
of Mexico, 196.
of various Countries, 197.
and Distances, Table of 197.
Pompeii, Artistic Workmanship at 184.
Queen Victoria, as a Wife and Mother, 144.
Reviews, Edition of the British 88.
Ragged Schools in England, 105, 169.
The Czar and his connexions, 79.
Scotchman, what he may become 2.
Sorrow and Resignation, 2.
Supplemental Catalogue of Library Books, TJ. 0.
Superannuated Teachers, U. C. 86.
Solemn Thought, 119.
Swiss and German Teachers, 180.
Soul, The 147.
Salaries and Services, 150.
Successful Men, their Energy 161.
Spend, its what yon 167.
Scholar, Penitent the 167-
Self-Culture, its relations to Teaching, 190.
Sandwich Islands, Oahu College, 199.
Statistics., Russian, 139—Educational, 168—
Teacher's Work, Dignity of 94.
Teacher, Health of Pupils and 126—In the
School room, 179, and Flogging, 198.
Grave of Intellect? 128.
Tenterden, Late Lord 166.
Township system of Schools in Connecticut, 181.
Toronto City Schools, 198.
University College, Toronto, 8, 81, 165, 194,1 i8.
Victoria College, 106, 184.
Wellington College, England, 82.
Wedding Rings, 121.
Writing, Lord Palmerston 121.
Wars since 1688, 166.
Wiseman, Cardinal 169.
Winter Schools, 192.
Wayland, Rev. Dr.,on Duration, 19S.
Women, Literary 195.
Young Folks at School, 99.
CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. Fagb
I. Hints on the Construction of Public Libraries, kc 1
II. Miscellaneous—1. Scotchmen abroad. 2. Sorrow and Resig
III. Educational Intelligence—1. Canada. 2 British and Foreign.
8. United States 8
IV. Literary and Scientific Intelligence—Monthly Summary 4
V. Editorial—1. Lord Elgin in Edinburgh. J. Compulsory Education 6
VI. Official Circulars —1 On the appointment of Grammar
School Trustees. 2. Explanatory—In forwarding Library
VII. Supplementary General Catalogue of Books for Public Li
braries in Upper O mada 1
[.iV.Z?.—ATo Book mentioned in this Catalogue will be disposed of
HINTS UPON THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY
BUILDINGS AND BOOK CASES.
The following article was prepared by an intelligent German gentleman, who has paid much attention to the subject of Libraries. We commend to our readers the ^
valuable suggestions he has | ( I I 1 3
made, and the interesting facts he has stated:
Architects intrusted with the structure of public buildings, generally think it of greater importance to give the exterior a splendid appearance, than to combine convenience and comfort in the interior. A church, however beautiful its front, however harmonious the proportions of the interior may be, is constructed improperly if the congregation or the larger portion of it, cannot catch the
sermon of the preacher. A cathedral or church, even should it be .built in the purest and noblest style, answers very badly the purpose for which it is intended if those present are not enabled to si'e and hea well in all parts of the house. Unfortunately, architects endeavor too frequently to make their names celebrated by commanding facades, put up according to the rules of architecture, while they care very little about the purpose for which the edifice is appointed. On the other hand, a librarian knows generally very little about regular architectural beauty, even though he may pride himself upon the diligent study of Kufckin'b eminent works; but he ought to understand well
how to make the best use of room, and must be thoroughly acquainted with the most convenient arrangements for his books.
In contemplating the erection of an edifice for a library, it is most necessary to consider the means of protection from the dangers of fire and water, and other destructive influences; the choice of a site re mote from a noisy or dangerous neighborhood, such as that of theatres, factories, <fcc., but notwithstanding, conveniently situated for the visitors of the library; a regard to the w.sest use of room, as well as to the comfortable and elegant arrangement of the interior; and finally, the possibility of an enlargement, if if should become necessary.
The plan ol heating rooms with warmed air and lighting them with gas, is probably the best known and most approved, in consequence ot its efficiency, and the almost entire annihilation of the dangers of fire. For these reasons it is the best method to be adopted in a publio library.
Economy in the use of room is one of the most essential requisites in an edifice destined for a collection of book?. The apartments should either only be so high that the top shelves are easily accessible by a light and transportable ladder, or be crowned with galleries, on which cases for books may be placed.
In some of the libraries and reading room s, skylights with panes of muffled glass have been in traduced with great success. They admit light enough, and at the same time afford protection from the dazzling rays of the sun. The most suitable form for a library room seems to be a long and wide saloon, well lighted from above or both sides.
The book shelves should be fixed either to the walla, or if the room does not admit of it, they should form small recesses like those annexed on this and the next page:
B. Principal Desk.
C. Desk of Librarian.
D. " " Assistant Librarian.
E. " " Junior Librarian.
G. Book-shelves, or recesses.
H. Doors in the railing.
Besides the room destined for the library itself, there ought to be a reading-room and some ether smaller apartments. It i