Brittany Moore, Young
Adult, Technical and Cataloging Services
Maggie McCall, Programming,
Publicity and Inter-library Loan
Ciculation Assistant/Library Page
Scott Tedford, Maintenance
Krystal Groz, Library
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.
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.
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