1918 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library
REPORT OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE
|Hampton, N.H., February 19, 1919.|
We have this day examined the foregoing accounts of the Librarian and find them correctly cast, well vouched with a balance on hand of $68.66.
|CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS,
SIMEON A. SHAW,
The additions to the library for the year ending Jan. 31, 1919, have been 156 volumes by purchase, 12 volumes by gift and 5 by binding magazines, making a total of 173 volumes. Total number of books catalogued, 5,537.
The number of books issued for the month of February, 1918, 749; March, 789; April, 545; May,582; June, 647; July, 762; August, 850; September, 580; October, 717; November, 741; December, 576; January, 1919, 818, making a total of 8,356. Number of books issued to summer visitors, 357.
Three bird charts have been purchased of the Mass. Audubon Society and hung on the walls. Charts No. 1 and 2 represent 52 of our common summer birds; chart No. 3, 20 of our winter visitors, all life size. They make an attractive exhibit and are proving to be of interest not only to the children but to all who are interested in birds.
On the tables in the reading room may be found the following periodicals for 1919:
Harper’s Magazine, Century, Review of Reviews, Outlook, Literary Digest, Red Cross Magazine, American Botanist, Geographic Magazine, Popular Science, Electrical Experiments, Outing, St. Nicholas, Ladies’ Home Journal, To-Day’s Housewife, Saturday Evening Post, Youth’s Companion, American Boy, Ills. London News, Scientific American, Leslie’s Weekly, Bird Lore, Life, Exeter News-Letter, The Hamptons Union, New England Homestead and Union Signal.