1924 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library

REPORT OF TREASURER AND LIBRARIAN

RECEIPTS

Balance from last year: $ 130.38
Received from Town: 1,195.00
Currier fund: 35.00
Fines: 11.25
Cards sold: +  2.25
Total receipts $ 1,373.88

EXPENDITURES

Paid for new books: $ 531.53
Fuel: 110.45
Electric lights: 27.40
Binding, 41 books & 23 vols. Magazines: 45.05
Printing, 500 Number Cards: 4.00
Printing, 500 Gummed Labels: 4.00
Periodicals for reading room: 82.06
Salary of Librarian: 360.00
Blank record book: 1.00
Mowing lawn, 5 times: 5.00
Money orders and postage: 4.38
Electric lights, 12 3.24
Copper netting for window
screens and labor:
5.40
Miscellaneous expenses: 8.63
Repairs on furnace: +  .75
Total expenditures: -$ 1,192.74
Balance on hand: $ 180.99

AUDITORS' REPORT

  Hampton, N.H., March 2, 1925.

We, the undersigned, have this day examined the foregoing accounts of Librarian and find them well vouched for and correctly cast with a balance on hand of $180.99.
  CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS,
HOWELL M. LAMPREY,
Auditors.

STATISTICAL REPORT OF LIBRARIAN

Numbers of volumes added to the library for the year ending January 31, 1925. By purchase, 330; by gift, 21; through binding magazines, 16, a total of 367.

Number of books replaced, 15; Number of Books catalogued, 7,018; 38 books were rebound and 16 volumes of magazines were bound.

The number of books purchased in each class with the cost of same is given below:

Fiction, 119 volumes: $ 165.82
Young people, 109 volumes: 101.99
History, Biography & Travels, 65 volumes: 194.53
Miscellaneous, 37 volumes: 57.35
Replaced, 15 volumes: 11.69

Number of books issued to residents, 6,987; to non- residents, 749; magazines loaned, 195; making a total circulation of 7,931.

Largest number of volumes issued in one day, 125; smallest number, 21. Average per day, 73.

Number of different borrowers: residents, 255; non-resiaen~s, 75. Total number of borrower’s, 330. Of the total number of borrowers, 146 were young people under sixteen.

In the reading room the following periodicals may be found on the tables for the ensuing year:

Harper’s Magazine, Century, Review of Reviews, World’s Work, Outlook, Literary Digest, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Home Companion, House Wife, Photo-Era, Granite Monthly, American Botanist, Life, Union Signal, American Child, National Geographic Magazine, Bird Lore, Nature Magazine, Radio, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American, Youth’s Companion, American Boy, St. Nicholas, American Fruit Grower, New England Homestead, Country Gentleman, Dearborn Independent, Exeter News-Letter, The Hamptons Union and New Hampshire Issue.

  S. ALBERT SHAW,
Librarian.