Conde, Northfield, Treasurer, lifetime appointee , until December
2012 Nell Grant, Tilton, lifetime appointee
D’Amore, Tilton, elected through 2013
Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected through 2013
Finemore, Children's Services
Moore, Young Adult and Cataloging Services
McCall, Programming, Publicity and Inter-library Loan
Ahlgren, Children's Services and Circulation
Ahlgren, until September 2012
Theberge, until November 2012
Yandian and Amber Groz, Library Pages
included Nell Grant, Ginny Timmons, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green,
Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald, Jeff Tracy, Ralph Nash,
Tyrone Hutchins, John Pelletier, Jonathan Ledoux, David Craig, Rita
Stone, Cheyenne Patterson, Madeline Hastie, Cam Lewis, Kevin
Archibald, Sandra Gibbons, Alicia Gilbert, Janet King, Peggy Graham,
Renee Boudreau, Glenn Jette, Bradley Long, Jesse Moore, Clark
Roberts, the Daisy Scouts, groups of students and faculty from Tilton
School and many others who assist in significant ways. Volunteers
help keep our plants alive, take books to our homebound patrons,
sponsor programs, work on bulletin boards, recycle, and assist with
story time. In 2012 volunteers contributed at least 204 hours to the
library! Hall Memorial would not be where it is without the
dedication and assistance of its volunteers!
given by John and Claire Tremblay, Lucinda Hope, Donna Burbank, Glenn
Jette, Jeff Milroy, Richard Hartman, Catherine Barrows, Bill Bayley,
Chuck and Kathleen Mitchell, the Daisy Scouts, Tanger Outlets,
Wal-Mart, Hannaford, Pizza Hut, and Market Basket, along with two
donations made in Edna Southwick's memory. We were also blessed to
have a large screen TV donated by an anonymous benefactor! Many
others gave items to add to our collection or booksale; 661 of those
items were added to our permanent collection. We were pleased to use
Dan Clark's generous donation of his house, to have the building
cleaned and re-pointed, a long awaited and much needed renovation,
resulting in a startling difference. Come in to see our before and
after pictures of the library!
library produced 377 programs this year and at least 7,203 people of
all ages participated in one or more of them. Our summer reading
program was a huge success, with a theme of "Dream Big Read."
Together, 210 children read over 6,888 books! The Library's ongoing
programs include weekly programs with young adult crafts, the Knit
Wits, children's crafts, chess club for all ages, two story times
with a craft, Spanish Club, outreach to daycare centers, the Clever
Crafters for adults; and monthly art displays, two book clubs and we
now serve coffee. Joining these standing programs are many
interesting presentations and activities offered throughout the year
for all age ranges, so keep a lookout for our schedule of programming
in the local newspapers, online, in our newsletter and of course, at
the library itself.
Memorial circulated over 62,184 items this year. Our computers were
used more than 8,000 times with over 1,800 wi-fi connections.
Monthly, the library averages 2,408 active patrons, who come in and
check out a book, DVD, large print item, audio book, young adult or
children's item, museum passes, VHS Tapes or magazines.
offerings include EBSCO database, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and
Mango Foreign Language classes at www.hallmemoriallibrary.org. The
library offers 6,322 Audiobooks and 5,602 eBooks through NH
Downloadables. Patrons can access these items by going to
http://nh.lib.overdrive.com. The "Library Card Number" is
4608 + the patron's barcode number, which is found on their library
card. In 2012, we circulated 2113 items through this service.
biggest news of the year was that Mary Ahlgren, Library Director for
14 wonderful years, retired in September. A party was held, and
farewells given as Mary stepped away from a building and collection
she had molded and shaped to form a fantastic, modern,
community-oriented library. Jennifer Moulton has stepped in Mary's
rather large shoes and hopes to continue to serve the communities of
Tilton and Northfield for many years to come.
Memorial is books and so much more! Libraries are the heart of every
community and we invite you to come down, try out a program, check
out a book, read our newspapers, meet our friendly staff and help us
make this place rock!