1972 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library

Submitted by Charlotte M. Hutton, Librarian

I submit the report for the Lane Memorial Library for the year 1972:

1972 Circulation

Adult fiction: 25,814
Adult Non-fiction: 15,236
Records: 2,514
Magazines: 2,669
Pamphlets: 142
Art: 5
Juvenile Fiction: 15,231
Juvenile Non-fiction: +   5,237
TOTAL: 66,848
Registered Borrowers: 4,450
Books Purchased:  
Adult: 865
Juvenile: 464
Reference: +  113

State Library and Interlibrary loans which we have borrowed

State Library @ Concord: 103
Bookmobile from Exeter: 2,154
Other Libraries: +   35
TOTAL: 2,292

We are able to offer an additional service to the community with the installation of a copying machine for public use at 10 cents per copy.

The Friends of the Library have continued their interest and support of the library. The Children’s Room Project has been completed and plans are being formulated for redecorating the reading room. Through donations from the Mother’s Circle and the Friends of the Library, we have been able to purchase two films to start a collection of films for the library programs and for club programs in the community. Members of the Hampton Garden Club have been very generous with floral decorations as well as providing several magazine subscriptions. The Salty Marsh Garden Club has continued its interest in the landscaping of the library grounds. Oceanside Grange and Hampton Rotary Club have each donated $100.00 towards the purchase of additional books. This year the purchases were mainly in the craft field.

All of this community assistance plus the continued support of the taxpayers of Hampton has greatly benefitted the library. This in turn enables us to offer you of the community better library service.

Library Hours

Monday: 2 p.m. 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

Staff Members

Mrs. Charlotte M. Hutton, Librarian
Mrs. Lucy B. Bume, Assistant Librarian
Mrs. Audrey C. Ross, Library Assistant
Mrs. Ruth M. Chilton, Clerical Assistant
Miss Nancy Fitz, Library Page