Hall Memorial Library 2013
18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276
18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276
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.