REPORT OF THE TREASURER
|Hampton, N.H., February 7, 1920|
|HOWELL M. LAMPREY,
CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS,
HORACE M. LANE, Auditors
REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN
The additions to the Public Library for the year ending January 31, 1920, have been by purchase: 187 volumes, of which number 55 volumes were fiction, 54 nonfiction and 78 for the younger readers.
63 volumes were presented by the following persons: Miss Clara J.Powers, 42 volumes; S. A. Shaw, 2 volumes; Mrs. Lucy Haselton, 2 volumes; Mrs. Ward, 1 volume; Henry J. Perkins, 1 volume; D. J. Brown, 1 volume; children of Capt. John Stanyan, 1 volume; State of New Hampshire, 9 volumes; National Government, 4 volumes; binding magazines, 15 volumes; making total addition 265 volumes. Number of books on the catalogue, 5808.
Number of volumes issued during the year to residents 8704; to non-residents 325, a total of 9029 thus exceeding the circulation of last year by 673 volumes.
A large majority of the patrons of the library have been children and young people. The pupils of the High School (Hampton Academy), I am glad to report have made much use of the books on the shelves in the course of reading prescribed for them by the teachers. Also the magazines and reference books have been frequently consulted in the preparation of papers by the pupils and others.
During the severest weather of the winter, the reading room has not been opened. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings the attendance has been very good, but on the other evenings of the week the visitors have been few.
Four additions have been made to the list of papers and magazines on the tables and one discontinued, making the present number 29. The list is as follows:
Harper’s Magazine, Century, Review of Reviews, Outlook, Literary Digest, World’s Work, Red Cross Magazine, American Botanist, Granite State Magazine, Popular Science, Electrical Experimenter, Outing, St. Nicholas, Ladies’ Home Journal, Today’s House Wife, Saturday Evening Post, Youth’s Companion, American Boy, Scientific American, Leslie’s Weekly, Bird Lore, Life, News-Letter, Hamptons Union, New England Homestead, Geographic Magazine, American Fruit Grower, Union Signal and the Dearborn.
S. ALBERT SHAW,