1926 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library



Balance from last year: $ 117.17
Received from Town: 1,194.00
From Currier fund: 70.00
From Fines: 43.30
From Cards Sold: 9.15
From Catalogues Sold: +  1.75
Total receipts $ 1,435.37


Paid for new books: $682.37
Fuel: 104.97
Periodicals for reading room: 80.30
Salary of Librarian: 360.00
Extra labor cataloging books: 10.00
Electric lamps and attachments: 3.94
Library supplies: 6.38
Mowing lawn four times: 4.00
Cards and labels: 6.75
Electric lights: 26.70
Money orders and postage: 3.71
Miscellaneous articles: +  5.73
Total expenditures: -$ 1,294.85
Balance on hand: $ 140.52


The interest in the library has been well maintained the past year. I am glad to be able to report a substantial increase in the number of books issued and also a large addition to the list of different borrowers of books.

That there has been a decided increase in the use of reference works and in the demand for books of non-fiction has been very noticeable.

Number of volumes added to the library for the year ending January 31, 1927:  
By purchase: 377
By gift: 23
Total: 400
Number of books catalogued: 7,795
The number of books purchased in each class
with the cost of the same is given below:
Fiction, 171 volumes: $241.84
Juvenile, 100 volumes: 99.43
History, Biography & Travel, 71 volumes: 241.10
Miscellaneous, 35 volumes: 87.00
Replaced, 9 volumes: 13.00
Number of volumes issued during the year:  
To residents: 9,378
To non-residents: 523
Number of magazines loaned: 191
Total circulation: 10,093

The average attendance in the reading room has been good. On the tables patrons will find the following variety of interesting periodicals:
Harpers, National Geographic, World’s Work, Current History, Review of Reviews, Outlook, Literary Digest, Granite Monthly, Life, American Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Woman’s Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, Good Health, Christian Endeavor World, Association Men, Radio Broadcast, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American, St. Nicholas, Youth’s Companion, American Boy, Bird Lore, National Sportsman, Nature Magazine, Rural New-Yorker, New England Homestead, Country Gentleman, American Fruit Grower, The Flower Grower, American Botanist, Child Life, Photo-Era Magazine. Exeter News-Letter.

The following periodicals have been presented: The Dearborn Independent, The Hamptons Union, Union Signal. New Hampshire Issue, Red Cross Courrier, Telephone Topics, Telephone Quarterly and Junior American.