2000 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library
Submitted by Catherine Redden, Library Director
Programming continues and will expand, trying to focus on programs of interest to the whole family. The Symphony trips in the fall and spring remain quite popular, raising money for museum pass renewals. Children's Services has offered programs on the Mayflower and the Polar Express, and is planning regular evening and Saturday story times. Library programs already planned are on winter sports, gardening, and local authors; there will be much more!
The library offers the traditional books, but it also provides current new fiction and nonfiction in a variety of formats: books, books on tape, books on CD and large print books. Magazines on a variety of topics and local and national newspapers are displayed in the periodical area for daily browsing; back issues of magazines may be taken out. Nonfiction videos such as those that show how to build a deck or walk you through a computer program are shelved with books on those specific topics. Entertainment videos are available free overnight and children's videos are available along with their books, tapes, and new puppets! Museum passes to area and Boston museums entitle families to discount or free admission. We offer Internet access to those without home computers, enabling many to keep in touch with family and friends, and Internet classes to further skills. We strive to untangle the maze of information found on the web and guide the users to the best sites. See our web site www.hampton.lib.nh.us. The Reference staff are available daily whenever we are open to help anyone in their search for materials for their homework, hobby, genealogical research or to answer any question. If our library doesn't have the information, we'll often be able to obtain materials from other libraries through a state-wide interlibrary loan system. Please ask if you don't see what you want. Requests can be made in person, by phone, or via e-mail.