Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected
Staff: Mary Ahlgren, Director
Finemore, Children's Services
Brittany Moore, Young Adult and Circulation
Coral Theberge, Library Assistant, Tech Services
Maggie McCall, Library Assistant, Programming
Morris Boudreau, Maintenance
Rachel Sibulkin, Julia Kehr, Pages through
the fall, Megan Yandian and Amber Groz through the end of the year.
Volunteers included Nell Grant, Marge Rudolph, Ginny
Timmons, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald,
Jeff Tracy, Ralph Nash, Tyrone Hutchins, John Pelletier, Donald Rodriguez,
Jonathan Ledoux, Joan Tessier, David Craig, Dennis Lynch, James Young, Jon
Fletchall, Kent Finemore, Steve Ahlgren, the Daisy Scouts, and groups of
students and faculty from Tilton School.
Volunteers help with plant care, tutoring, and homebound delivery among many
other things. They contributed at least 361 hours to the library. We appreciate
Many gifts were given to the library as well. Some
were in memory of our longtime trustee Sally Lawrence. Jeff Millroy, John and Claire Tremblay,
Lucinda Hope, Bill Bayley, Chuck and Kathie Mitchell, Grace and Joe LaPlante, Patty
Boudreau, Henry Hall, and the Daisy Scouts all gave to the library generously.
Many others gave us materials to add to our collections or to sell in our
ongoing book sale. Our community shines with a giving spirit.
The library produced 420 programs this
year and at least 6661 people of all ages participated in one or more of them.
We also supported about 218 volunteer tutoring hours.
Downloadables continue to offer a
selection of ebooks in addition to audio books, and can now be used with
Kindles, ipads, and most other electronic devices. If you need assistance using
any of these services, please come in. We can help you. We still 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
although the number of things they offer has decreased significantly this year.
They are still supporting inter library loans though, so when we don't have
something you need, we are often able to borrow it from another New Hampshire
library for you. Print periodicals remain available here and we order new
books, DVD's, and books on CD on a regular basis. Our circulation was over 65,000 items this
year, and database usage is at nearly 10,000. Our computers were in use over
10,000 times with another 3000 plus wi-fi connections.
We are pleased to be able to serve our
community in so many ways, Thank you for remaining supportive of your local
library. We will continue to be the best library we can be for you and welcome
your questions, comments, and most of all, your patronage.