1954 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, 1954 to December 31, 1954:
Book Week was observed from November 14 to 20. New Juveniles were on display and book-marks were distributed. On one side of these book-marks are the titles of books which won the Newbury Medal from 1922 to 1954, and on the other side are the titles of books which won the Caldecott Medal from 1938 to 1954. The Book-Week Poster with the slogan, “Let’s Read,” was designed by Lynd Ward, Caldecott winner of the 1953 award. it represents reading children of all ages.
Acknowledgement by the Library is made of several gift books, among them being “The American Legion Reader”; “First Thirty Years” by the Kresge Foundation; “All About African Violets” by Montague Free, from the Garden Club; and “The Cross and The Crown” by Norman Beasley, presented by The First Church of Christ Scientist, Portsmouth, N. H., by Carrie L. Robinson, Asst. Coin. on Publication.
Books have been loaned to several teachers at the Centre School for use in their classrooms, thus enabling bus children to enjoy Library books. Students make use of the Reading Room for their reference work.
I call attention to two new magazines, “Business Week" and “Sports Illustrated." The wreath which adorned the doorway during the Christmas Holidays was presenteol by the Garden Club.