Annual Report 2016

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Trustees:          Kathi Mitchell, Tilton, Chair, lifetime appointee   
                        Nancy Court, Northfield, lifetime appointee
                        Morris Boudeau, Northfield, lifetime appointee
                        Jeanette Perez, Tilton, Appointed by Tilton Selectmen                
                        Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected
                        Nell Grant, Tilton, retired
                        Leif Martinson, Tilton, retired
                                   
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, Circulation Assistant/Library Page
                        Kate Boucher, Circulation Assistant/Library Page
                        Scott Tedford, Maintenance
                        Christian Smith, Library Page
Samantha Constant, Library Page

            Donations were given by the Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, Pizza Hut, and Market Basket.  Volunteers contributed 774 hours of their time to help with things such as planting flowers, watering plants and straightening bookshelves.   Donation of books and other items contributed to the addition of 668 items to our 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 fiction, non-fiction, audio and large print books, DVDs, young adult & children's items, a ukulele, museum passes, a telescope and magazines. We are pleased to be able to contribute positively to so many aspects of our community’s vibrant life.

Over 8,197 patrons of all ages participated in one or more of the 648 programs produced by the library this year. Our summer reading program was a resounding success, with a theme of "On your Mark, Get Set, READ!"  Together, 76 children read over 67,500 recorded minutes to total more than 1,125 hours of summer reading! The library's ongoing programs include Project Teen, the Knit Wits, children's crafts, chess club for all ages, story time with a craft, Spanish Club, a Magic the Gathering Club, outreach to daycare centers, Scrabble, three book clubs, and monthly specialty programs.  We publish our list of programs, activities and new books in the local newspapers, online, on a paper calendar and of course, at the library itself. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

            Our web-based offerings include 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 for no additional fee and with no late charges. If you have trouble accessing eBooks online, feel free to stop in to the library on Tech Tuesdays, when we offer free help with your tech devices.  Our public access computers were used 10,270 individual times, up from 9,755 in 2015, and we continue to offer free wi-fi. 
           

            Hall Memorial Library is so much more than books!  Libraries are the heart of every community and we invite you to come down, participate in a program, check out a book, read our newspapers, meet our friendly staff and utilize this great community asset.

New Items for October

To view new items for September click here.
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Updated 10/26/17


Adult Fiction 
The Body Farm: A Novel by Patricia Cornwell
Killing Season: A Thriller by Faye Kellerman
Mind Game: A Novel by Iris Johansen  
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill 
Seven Days of Us: A Novel by Francesca Hornak
Quick & Dirty: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
The Rooster Bar: A Novel by John Grisham 
The last Mrs. Parrish: A Novel by Liv Constantine 
Mischief in Maggody by Joan Hess
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Giant Days: Volume Six by John Allison (GN)
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman (GN)
This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It by David Wong 
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (audio)
A bend in the road by Nicholas Sparks (audio)
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (audio)
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian (audio)
To be where you are : A Mitford novel by Jan Karon
Abroad by Katie Crouch
Rat Queens: High Fantasies by Kurtis J. Wiebe  (GN)
Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
How Not to Make a Wish by Mindy Klasky
John Dies at the End: A Novel by David Wong
All that Remains: A Novel by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Sea Change by Robert Parker (audio)
The Spire by Richard North Peterson (audio)
The Husband by Dean Koontz
The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
Wars of the Roses: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden
The Rat Catchers' Olympics by Colin Cotterill
Deep Freeze : A Virgil Flower Novel by John Sandford 
Uncommon Type : Some Stories by Tom Hanks 
Predator by Patricia Cornwell 
Postmortem by Patricia Daniels Cornwell 
Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell 
Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell 
The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell 
Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell 
Fresh Complaint : Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides 
W is For Wasted by Sue Grafton 
What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong
Holding On Tighter by Shayla Black 
Dirty by Kylie Scott 
The Hawk by Monica McCarty 
Highland Scoundrel : A Novel by Monica McCarty 
The Hunter by Monica McCarty 
The Raider by Monica McCarty 
Body of Evidence : A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell 
The Arrow by Monica McCarty 
Highland Outlaw : A Novel by Monica McCarty
The Ranger. by Monica McCarty 
The Saint by Monica McCarty 
The Viper by Monica McCarty
Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren 
Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren 
Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren 
Beautiful by Christina Lauren 
The Revenant : A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren 
Nothing More by Anna Todd
Nothing Less by Anna Todd 
The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas 
Riveted : A Saints of Denver Novel by Jay Crownover
Odd Thomas : A Novel by Dean Koontz
Cruel and Unusual : A Novel by Patricia D. Cornwell 
Infinite Jest : A Novel by David Foster Wallace
The Last Ballad : A Novel by Wiley Cash 
Origin : A Novel by Dan Brown 
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman 
The Stolen Marriage : A Novel by Diane Chamberlain 
Fairytale : A Novel by Danielle Steel 
The Player by Claire Contreras
Salvaged by Jay Crownover 
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens
E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel by Michel Faber
Midwinter Break: A Novel by Bernard MacLaverty
Haunted by James Patterson 
Sleep Like a Baby: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris 
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben
Hanna Who Fell From the Sky: A Novel by Christopher Meades
Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan 
Umami by Laia Jufresa
History of Wolves: A Novel by Emily Fridlund
Ally Hughes has Sex Sometimes by Jules Moulin

Adult Non Fiction
 How to be happy by Lama Zopa
 Pure joy : the dogs we love by Danielle Steel
The Zen Reader 
Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock by Judy Pangman
Leon: Baking & Desserts by Claire Ptak
Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes From the Best Kitchens on Wheels by Heather Shouse
Taste of Home Comfort Food Cookbook Diet
Simply Delicious: Winning Points Cookbook: 245 No-Fuss Recipes-All 8 Points or Less
Men With Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship by David Williams
The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! by John A. McDougall, MD
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of  World War II's Most Audacious General by Bill O'Reilly 
Still Follin' Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell are My Keys? by Billy Crystal (audio)
From Here to Eternity : Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty 
Pill Head : The Secret Life of A Painkiller Addict by Joshua Lyon 
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes (Biography)
Wilson by A. Scott Berg (Biography)
The Apparitionists : A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost by Peter Manseau 
The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting : Long-Arm and Sit-Down--Learn When, Where, Why, and How to Finish Your Quilts by Angela Walters and Christa Watson
The Lion and teh Living Room : How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker 
Big Girls Do It Running : Health, Fitness, and Kicking Life's Ass! : My Journey from 430 lbs to Fit and Fabulous by Jasinda Wilder 
The British Table : A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales by Colman Andrews 
The Path Between the Seas : The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by David McCulough
Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking: More than 80 Everyday Recipes by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee 
The Biggest Loser Quick and Easy Cookbook: Simply Delicious Low-Calorie Recipes to Make in a Snap by Devin Alexander 
The Six Weeks to Sexy Abs Meal Plan: The Secret to Losing Those Last Six Pounds: A Plant Based Nutrition Program and Recipes by Ella Magers 
The Big Book of Easy Baking with Refrigerated Dough
At the Farmers' Market with Kids: Recipes and Projects for Little Hands by Leslie Jonath
Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening by Stephen Batchelor
What Would Buddha Say?: 1,501 Right-Speech Teachings for Communicating Mindfully by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh
Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector: The Story of an Unlikely Hero by Frances M. Doss
The Family by Ed Sanders
After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, A Daughter's Search: A Memoir by Sarah Perry
Dear Farenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence 
The Everything Sign language Book by Irene Duke
Dot Journaling - A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That'll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Stuttering and Your child: Questions and Answers
If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents by Stanley Ainsworth and Jane Fraser
Self-Therapy for the Stutterer by Malcolm Fraser
Advice to Those Who Stutter by Malcolm Fraser
You Can Run But You Can't Hide by Duane "Dog" Chapman

DVDs 
The Good Place: The Complete First Season
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Teen Wolf: Season 6
Flipped
The Mist
Cars: A Musical Road Trip with Rascal Flats
Elmo's World: Springtime Fun!
Speed Racer 
Beethoven/Beethoven's 2nd
Bratz: The Video: Starrin' & Stylin'
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
Jammin' In Jamaica 
Mickey's Great Outdoors
Leave it to Beaver
20 Back-to-School Tales 
20 Holiday Adventures 
Puss in Boots 
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything 
Lyle and the Kindly Viking 
Color Me Kubrick
The Last Picture Show
Blood Diamond
Cleopatra
Donnie Brasco
Flyboys
Enemy of the State
Knocked Up
Jonah Hex
Coma
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Mirror Mirror
Dracula Untold
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2
American Horror Story: Roanoke: Season 6
Vikings: Season 4 Vol 2 
Teen Wolf: Season 5 Part 2
Teen Wolf: Season 5 Part 1
Teen Wolf: Season 4
Teen Wolf: Season 3 Part 2
Teen Wolf: Season 3 Part 1
Teen Wolf: Season 2
Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents
Therapy in Action: the School-Age Child Who Stutters

Blu-ray
A Clockwork Orange
Dark Shadows
Dracula Untold 
Mirror Mirror
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

Large Print
Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
Hawke's Prey by Reavis Z. Wortham
Molly and the Cat Cafe by Melissa Daley

Young Adult Titles  
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust 
Meant to Be by Julie Halpern 
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds 
It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson 
Like Wise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag by Ariel Schrag  (GN)
Brain Camp by Kim, Klaven and Hicks
The Cute Girl Network by Means, Reed and Flood
Chiggers by Hope Larson
Black is for Beginnings by Laurie Stolarz
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Outlook: Grim:  The Dead Nasties by Black Olive
Long Hot Summer by Jamie McKelvie and Eric Stephenson
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
Good Girl by Skottie Young  (GN)
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 
Mirror Mirror : A Novel by Rowan Coleman 
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne 
The Breathless by Tara Goedjen 
The Romantics by Leah Konen
Before the Devil Breaks You: A Diviners Novel by Libba Bray
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore 
Things I'm Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
Do You Stutter: A Guide for Teens by The Stuttering Foundation
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Middle Titles 
Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty
Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe by Rachel Renee Russell
Tentacle and Wing by Sarah Porter 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling; Illustrated by Jim Kay 
Zombie Attacks: The Rise of the Warlords by Mark Cheverton
Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Children's Titles  
A Rock is Lively by Dianna Aston 
Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro 
Next to You: A Book of Adorableness by Lori Houran
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? by Joan Holub
Tiny Hats on Cats : Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy by Adam Ellis 
Bats : Learning to Fly by Falynn Koch 
Creaturepedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth by Adrienne Barman
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum 
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Over the Garden Wall: Volume 1 by Jim Campbell
Duck & Goose: Honk! Quack! Boo! by Tad Hills
I Am Bat by Morag Hood
Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone
Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell
Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably) by Julie Falatko
Quackers by Liz Wong
Duck & Goose: Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Boo! Haiku by Deanna Caswell
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins 
The Yeti Files: Attack of the Kraken by Kevin Sherry
The Bronze Key by Holly Black
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black
Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Stolen Poodle & Other Mysteries by Janet Tashjian
Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Missing Action Figure & Other Mysteries by
Janet Tashjian
The Journey to Atlantis by Thea Stilton
The Cloud Castle by Thea Stilton
The Secret of Fairies by Thea Stilton
Ruby & Olivia by Rachel Hawkins
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package by Kate DiCamillo
The ship of the Dead : Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo
Where Are You Going, baby Lincoln! by Kate DiCamillo
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill  (graphic novel)
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas
Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration by Julie Stiegemeyer
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott
Meet Our Flag, Old Glory by April Jones Prince 
Windows by Julia Denos 
Helloflo: The Guide, Period by Naama Bloom
Even Pirates Poop by Stuart Lynch (board)
Katy Duck by Alyssa Satin Capucilli  (board)
The Usborne Book of Farm Animals by Felicity Everett
Giant Book of Cool Stuff by Glen Singleton
America's Presidents: Facts, Photos, and Memorabilia from the Nation's Chief Executives by Chuck Wills
The Math Chef: Over 60 Math Activities and Recipes for Kids by Joan D'Amico
Gertie Milk and the Keeper of Lost Things by Simon Van Booy
Space Chronicles : Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil DeGrasse Tyson 
The Gravedigger's Son by Patrick Moody 
Giraffes by Leo Statts
Salamanders by Leo Statts
Capybaras by Leo Statts
Insects as Healers by Linden McNeilly 
Above and Beyond with Collaboration by Natalie Hyde 
Freedom of Assembly by Kelly Wittmann
GMOs by Mary Colson 
Ocean Engineering and Disiging for the Deep Sea by Rebecca Sjonger 
LA LA LA by Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim
The Wolf, The Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett 
The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket 
Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein 
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
The Bear's Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud
Robinson by Peter Sis
Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman
I am Gandhi by Brad Metzer
I am Sacagawea by Brad Metzer
How Did the Liberty Bell get it's Crack? --and Other FAQ's About History by Michael Rajczak
The Ancient Romans by David West 
Megamachines by Helen Greathead
The African Burial Ground by Threse Shea
Anesthetics by Vic Kovacs
Why Should I Save for a Rainy Day? by Rachel Eagen
Origami Animals by Tom Butler 
Christmas by Joanna Ponto 
The First Thanksgiving by Sarah Gilman
What is Citizenship? by Jessica Pegis
Muhammad Ali by Jennifer Strand 
Roberto Clemente by Jennifer Strand
Marco Polo by Jennifer Strand
The Little Red Wolf by Amelie Flechais
The Flashing Fireflies by Philemon Sturges
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (GN)
Sometimes I Stutter: A Book for Children Ages 7 to 12 by Eelco de Geus
Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford
Tyrannosaurus Rex vs Edna, the Very First Chicken by Douglas Rees
Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
The Happiest Book Ever! by Bob Shea
Philomena's New Glasses by Brenna Maloney
I Don't Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip
Glitter by Stella J. Jones
How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen
Warts and All : A Book of Unconditional Love by Lori Haskins Houran
Maple & Willow Apart by Lori Nichols
The Scariest Book Ever by Bob Shea
Rules of the House by Mac Barnett
Rivers of Sunlight : How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth by Molly Bang
Columbus by Demi
Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson
Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo
Life by Cynthia Rylant
Great, Now We've Got Barbarians! by Jason Carter Eaton
Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
One Hundred Sausages by Yuval Zommer
Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip by Marianne Dubuc
Zombelina : School Days by Kristyn Crow
Little Ree by Ree Drummond
Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! by Sean Taylor
The Wonderling by Mira Bartok
The Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Games
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Borderlands 2

Dishonored
Grand Theft Auto V
Bioshock
Midnight Club: Los Angeles: Complete Edition
Max Payne 3
Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes From Liberty City
Kill Zone 3
Aliens: Colonial Marines