REPORT OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE
|Hampton, N.H., February 5, 1918.|
|SIMEON A. SHAW,
CHARLES F. ADAMS,
The accessions to the library for the year ending Jan. 31, 1918, have been 163 volumes by purchase, and ten volumes by gift. Also twelve volumes have been replaced. Total number of volumes on catalogue, 5,364. The circulation among residents has been 8,428 volumes; among non-residents 379, making a total of 8,807 volumes. Number of volumes issued the previous year, 9,303.
Perhaps the severe winter had something to do with the decreased circulation. Also the many stormy evenings and bad walking caused a noticeable decrease in the attendance at the reading room.
Owing to the scarcity of fuel, the committee deemed it advisable to close the reading room until April 1st on Monday and Thursday evenings; also on Tuesdays and Friday evenings when stormy.
On the tables in the reading room the following periodicals may be found:
Harper’s Magazine, Scribner’s, Century, Review of Reviews, Outlook, Literary Digest, American Botanist, Geographic Magazine, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Outing, St. Nicholas, Youth’s Companion, American Boy, Scientific American, Ills. London News, Leslies’ Weekly, Electrical Experimenter, Exeter News-Letter, New England Homestead, Ladies Home Journal, To-Day’s House Wife, The Hamptons Union, Bird Lore, Life, and the Union Signal, the latter being presented by the W. C. T. U. of Hampton.
|J. A. ROSS,
S. ALBERT SHAW,
CHARLES M. BATCHELDER,