Hall Memorial Library18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276
Serving the towns of Tilton and Northfield since October 6, 1887
Trustees: Leif Martinson, Northfield, Chair, lifetime appointee
Eliza Conde, Northfield, Treasurer, lifetime appointee Nell Grant, Tilton, lifetime appointee
Christine D’Amore, Tilton, elected through 2013
Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected through 2013
Staff: Mary Ahlgren, Director
Kelly Finemore, Children's Services
Brittany Moore, Young Adult services, circulation clerk
Coral Theberge, Library Assistant, tech services
Maggie McCall, Library Assistant, programming and publicity
Rachel Sibulkin, Julia Kehr, Pages
Volunteers: Nell Grant, Mo, Eric and Renee Boudreau, Marge Rudolph, Ginny Timmons, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald, Jeff Tracy, Ralph Nash, Tyrone Hutchins, Tom and Thomas Fulweiler, Dennis Lynch, and groups of students and faculty from Tilton School. Volunteers help with plant care, recycling, tutoring, and homebound delivery among many other things. They contributed at least 508 hours to the library and we thank them all for their time and energy.
Gifts were given to the library by Ernestine and Robert Dudley, as well as their daughter, Andrea, who gave the library a collection of Tilton and Northfield memorabilia which are worth a special visit! Other gifts of interest to the towns include items from the photos of Dick and Nan Smart, and seven beautiful quilt pieces made by the Ladies of the Lake Quilters Guild in honor of Judy Gazza. Millie Shaw gave some copies of grave markings from Park Cemetery, and James Frase- White donated a stained glass window for the children's room. John and Claire Tremblay, Lucinda Hope, Susan Bayley, Karolyn Carpenter, and The T-N Rotary Club also gave us gifts. And last but definitely not least Daniel Clark left us his property! We appreciate the many generous acts of materials and support which we receive from the community.
The library produced 469 programs this year and at least 4933 people of all ages participated in one or more of them. We began offering First Mondays, a program featuring some of the talented and interesting people who live in our towns. They are advertised on the sign board so if you see something that intrigues you, please come.
Downloadable audio books offer the newest popular titles and old favorites for you to listen to on your MP3 and now on your IPod, and the state library is now providing a similar service for e-readers. We offer the Encyclopedia Britannica and Mango Foreign language classes on-line. NHSL makes it possible to access periodical and other databases with your library card. Print periodicals are still available here and we order new books, DVD's, and books on CD on a regular basis.
Challenges at the library include keeping access to the internet open to the public, and finding ways to continue to serve you well during this time of monetary challenges. We hope that you will visit us in 2011.