Annual Report 2015

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18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276  *  www.hallmemoriallibrary.org  *  (603) 286-8971

Trustees:              Leif Martinson, Northfield, Chair, lifetime appointee                                                  
                                Nancy Court, Northfield, lifetime appointee
                                Nell Grant, Tilton, lifetime appointee
                                Kathi Mitchell, Tilton, elected                                           
                                Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected
                                               
Staff:                      Jennifer Davis, Director
                                Julie Dylingowski, Children's Services
                                Brittany Moore, Young Adult, Technical and Cataloging Services
                                Maggie McCall, Programming, Publicity and Inter-library Loan
                                Tristyn Watts, Ciculation Assistant/Library Page
                                Scott Tedford, Maintenance
                                Amber Groz, Library Page
Krystal Groz, Library Page

            Volunteers included Nell Grant, Nancy Court, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald; groups of students and faculty from Tilton School, students from Winnisquam Regional Schools, including the School Across the Street(SAS) and many others who assist in significant ways. Volunteers help keep our plants alive, take books to our homebound patrons, sponsor programs, set-up our booksale and assist with story time. In 2015 volunteers contributed 583 hours to the library!  Hall Memorial would not be where it is without the dedication and assistance of its volunteers.

            Donations were given by the Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, Chuck and Kathleen Mitchell, Pizza Hut, and Market Basket, along with many donations. Many others gave books and other items to add to our collection or sell in our booksale; 836 of those items were added to our permanent collection.

            Hall Memorial Library continues to serve the towns in a variety of ways. We provide Literacy Outreach to the youngest members of our communities by visiting childcare centers and schools, and providing an active summer reading program. We reach out to our elders with our homebound program. Patrons of all ages come through our doors for books, DVDs, large print books, audio books, young adult & children's items, a Ukulele, museum passes, a telescope & magazines. We are pleased to be able to contribute positively to so many aspects of our community’s vibrant life.

Over 7,925 patrons of all ages participated in one or more of the 601 programs produced by the Library this year. Our summer reading program was a resounding success, with a theme of "Every Hero has a Story."  Together, 92 children read over 77,000 recorded minutes to total more than 866 hours of summer reading! The Library's ongoing programs include weekly programs with Project Teen, the Knit Wits, children's crafts, chess club for all ages, two story times with a craft, Spanish Club, a Magic the Gathering Club, outreach to daycare centers, Scrabble, three book clubs, and monthly art displays.  We publish our list of programs, activities and new books in the local newspapers, online, in our newsletter and of course, at the library itself. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook! When we reach 1,000 ‘Likes’ we will be raffling off a Kindle Fire!

            Our web-based offerings include and the state supported EBSCO database; which can be accessed through www.hallmemoriallibrary.org. Additionally, the library subscribes to NH Downloadables, which offers Audiobooks and eBooks. If you have trouble accessing ebooks online, feel free to stop in to the library on Tech Tuesdays, were we offer free help with your tech devices.  Our public access computers were used 9755 individual times, up from 7739 in 2014, and we continue to offer free Wifi. 
           
            Hall Memorial Library is so much more than books!  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 utilize this great community asset.

Annual Report 2014



Hall Memorial Library 2014
18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276  *  www.hallmemoriallibrary.org  *  (603) 286-8971

Serving the towns of Tilton and Northfield since October 6, 1887



Trustees:              Leif Martinson, Northfield, Chair, lifetime appointee                                                  

                                Nancy Court, Northfield, lifetime appointee

                                Nell Grant, Tilton, lifetime appointee

                                Kathi Mitchell, Tilton, elected                                           

                                Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected

                                               

Staff:                      Jennifer Davis, Director

                                Julie Dylingowski, Children's Services

                                Brittany Moore, Young Adult, Technical and Cataloging Services

                                Maggie McCall, Programming, Publicity and Inter-library Loan

                                Sarah Poirier, Overdues and Circulation

                                Scott Tedford, Maintenance

                                Amber Groz, Library Page

Krystal Groz, Library Page



            Volunteers included Nell Grant, Nancy Court, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald; groups of students and faculty from Tilton School, teens from Winnisquam Regional Schools and many others who assist in significant ways. Volunteers help keep our plants alive, take books to our homebound patrons, sponsor programs, set-up our booksale and assist with story time. In 2014 volunteers contributed 361 hours to the library!  Hall Memorial would not be where it is without the dedication and assistance of its volunteers.



            Donations were given by the Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, Lucinda Hope, Donna Burbank, the Boucher family, Chuck and Kathleen Mitchell, Pizza Hut, and Market Basket, along with many donations made in memoriam. Many others gave books to add to our collection or sell in our booksale; 880 of those items were added to our permanent collection.



            Hall Memorial Library continues to serve the towns in a variety of ways. We provide Literacy Outreach to the youngest members of our communities by visiting childcare centers and schools, and providing an active summer reading program. We reach out to our elders with our homebound program. Patrons of all ages come through our doors for books, DVDs, large print books, audio books, young adult & children's items, a Ukulele, museum passes, & magazines. 2014 saw the addition of a Telescope, donated by the Rotary, in conjunction with the NH Astronomical Society, which can be checked out for three days.  We are pleased to be able to contribute positively to so many aspects of our community’s vibrant life.



Over 7,982 patrons of all ages participated in one or more of the 561 programs produced by the Library this year. Our summer reading program was a resounding success, with a theme of "Fizz, Boom, Read."  Together, 118 children read over 52,000 recorded minutes to total more than 866 hours of summer reading! The Library's ongoing programs include weekly programs with Project Teen, the Knit Wits, children's crafts, chess club for all ages, two story times with a craft, Spanish Club, outreach to daycare centers, Scrabble, Mexican Train, Canasta, three book clubs, and monthly art displays.  We publish our list of programs, activities and new books in the local newspapers, online, in our newsletter and of course, at the library itself. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!



            Our web-based offerings include the Encyclopedia Britannica and the state supported EBSCO database; which can be accessed through www.hallmemoriallibrary.org. The library subscribes to NH Downloadables, which offers Audiobooks and eBooks. If you have trouble accessing ebooks online, feel free to stop in to the library on Tech Tuesdays, were we offer free help with your tech devices.  Our public access computers were used 7,739 individual times and we continue to offer free Wifi. 

           

            Hall Memorial Library is so much more than books!  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 utilize this great community asset.

Annual Report 2013


Hall Memorial Library 2013
18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276
www.hallmemoriallibrary.org
(603) 286-8971

Serving the towns of Tilton and Northfield since October 6, 1887



Trustees:              Leif Martinson, Northfield, Chair, lifetime appointee                                                  

                                Nancy Court, Northfield, lifetime appointee

                                Nell Grant, Tilton, lifetime appointee

                                Kathi Mitchell, Tilton, elected through 2013                                  

                                Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected through 2013

                                               

Staff:                      Jennifer Moulton, Director

                                Julie Dylingowski, Children's Services

                                Brittany Moore, Young Adult, Technical and Cataloging Services

                                Maggie McCall, Programming, Publicity and Inter-library Loan

                                Sarah Poirier, Overdues and Circulation

                                Amber Groz, Circulation and Page

                                Scott Tedford, Maintenance

                                Kelly Finemore, Retired October 2013

                                Megan Yandian, Library Page



                Volunteers included Nell Grant, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald, Ralph Nash, Rita Stone, Madeline Hastie, Janet King, Renee Boudreau, Glenn Jette, Clark Roberts,  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, and assist with story time. In 2013 volunteers contributed at least 361 hours to the library!  Hall Memorial would not be where it is without the dedication and assistance of its volunteers.



                Donations were given by the Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, John and Claire Tremblay, Lucinda Hope, Donna Burbank, Glenn Jette, Jeff Milroy, Richard Hartman, Catherine Barrows, Bill Bayley, Chuck and Kathleen Mitchell, Tanger Outlets, Wal-Mart, Hannaford, Pizza Hut, and Market Basket, along with many donations made in memoriam. Many others gave items to add to our collection or booksale; 1003 of those items were added to our permanent collection.



                Over 9,256 patrons of all ages participated in one or more of the 524 programs produced by the library this year. Our summer reading program was a huge success, with a theme of "Dig into Reading."  Together, 91 children read over 1,500 books! The Library's ongoing programs include weekly programs with Project Teen, the Knit Wits, children's crafts, chess club for all ages, two story times with a craft, Spanish Club, outreach to daycare centers, Scrabble, Mexican Train, Canasta, three book clubs, and monthly art displays.  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.



                Hall Memorial circulated over 77,546 items this year. Our computers were used more than 7,000 times and we continue to offer free wi-fi connections.  Monthly, the library averages over 2,000 active patrons, who come in to check out  books, DVDs, large print items, audio books, young adult or children's items, museum passes, or magazines.



                Our web-based offerings include EBSCO database, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and Mango Foreign Language classes, used almost 10,000 time year, can be accessed at www.hallmemoriallibrary.org. The library subscribes to NH Downloadables, which offers 7,985 Audiobooks and 7,987 eBooks titles. Patrons can access these items by going to http://nh.lib.overdrive.com, or come in to the library and our staff will give you a helping hand.



                In October of 2013, Miss Kelly, our beloved Children’s Librarian of 15 years, retired.  In her years here, Kelly loved all the children who came through our doors for story time and programs, watching many progress from baby to adult.  She is missed every day and we wish her all the best!  Miss Julie has stepped into the role of Children’s librarian and is continuing the tradition of imparting the love of reading into our youngest community members.



                Hall Memorial Library offers 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 utilize this great community asset.