1894 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library


For the year ending March 1, 1895

The Library Committee respectfully submits the following report:

Received from the Town,   $100.00
Balance from last year,     11.11
Sale of cards and catalogues,   .75
Fines,   +1.50
Paid for 56 new books,   $63.90  
freight, stationery, postage, etc.,       1.00  
assistance in delivering books,       8.00  
fuel, oil, mucilage, etc.,       3.75  
300 library cards,       1.25  
200 gummed book labels,       1.50  
72 sheets covering paper and express,       2.00  
covering 285 books,       2.85  
salary of librarian,   +25.00  
Balance on hand,   $4.11
Number of books replaced, 6. Number of books added by purchase, 50. Presented by Record Commissioners of Boston, 1 vol. By Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1 vol. By Commissioner of Education, Washington, D.C., 1 vol. By Civil Service Commission, 1 vol. By State of New Hampshire, 6 vols.; making the number of vols. added for the year, 60. Total number of books on the catalogue, 1,956. Total number of vols. issued during the year, 1,995. Largest on any one evening, 66. Least number, 17. Average, 39.
The following pamphlets have been received; from Committee on Finance, U.S.Senate, 51 Bulletins, containing replies to Tariff Inquiries. From Commissioners of Education, Washington, D.C., 4 on Higher Education. From Board of Library Commissioners of New Hampshire, 1 pamphlet containing their second report on the Free Public Libraries of New Hampshire.
Library Committee.