1951 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library
Report of Librarian
Submitted by Margaret S. Noyes, LibrarianI hereby submit the following report of Hampton Public Library from January 1, 1951 to December 31, 1951:
In the Spring the Library was asked to take charge of circulating books sent from the State Library to be used by teachers taking the course “Speech for Teachers.” This course was given at the Academy once a week for a period of fifteen weeks. At the close of the course the books were returned to the State Library.
Book Week was observed from November 11 to 17. On display was the Poster “New Horizons with Books,” designed by Marcia Brown. Books for young people were exhibited during the week, then put into circulation.
The outstanding work added to the Reference Department this year is the two-volume edition of Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language. Some gifts have been received and thanks are given to the donors.
From time to time teachers have taken collections of books in the schools, so that the circulation of children’s books is actually larger than appears on my records.