1946 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library

Report of Librarian

Submitted by Margaret S. Noyes, Librarian

I hereby submit the following report of Hampton Public Library from January 1, 1946 to December 31, 1946:
Several books have been received.
Adult Fiction: 232
Adult Non-Fiction: 110
Juveniles: +  91
Number of volumes added by purchase: 433
Adult Fiction: 9,896
Adult Non-Fiction: 1,715
Juvenile Fiction: 2,555
Juvenile Non-Fiction: 610
Book Circulation: 14,776
Magazine Circulation: + 2,258
Book and Magazine Circulation: 17,034

On May 25 a Seacoast regional meeting was held at Exeter with Mrs. Pirnie as chairman assisted by the librarians of Portsmouth and Hampton. Miss Pratt of the State Library showed pictures of the bookmobile service. Mr. Folds of Phillips Exeter talked on art in the library and Mrs. Leavitt of Exeter gave reviews of several new books.

Book Week was observed from November 10 to 16, with the theme for the poster being “Books are Bridges.” Miss Whitney’s grade five was entertained at the library with a talk on this subject and a display of new juvenile books.

Balance of Fine Money: $ 42.29
Fines Received: 75.94
Necessary Expenses: 61.98
Balance: 56.25
Respectfully submitted,



Cash on hand January 1, 1946: $ 610.93
Received from Town: 2,000.00
Currier fund: 50.30
Lydia A. Lane fund: 17.50
Ida M. Lane fund +  17.50
  $ 2,696.23


Margaret S. Noyes, Librarian $ 660.00
Walter S. Noyes, Janitor 72.50
Bernice G. Palmer, Treasurer 50.00
Books purchased 981.94
Periodicals 107.76
Binding Papers and Magazines 8.50
New Hampshire Library Ass'n 3.00
Exeter & Hampton Electric Co. 55.40
F. Wilbur Jewell, fuel oil 90.00
Hampton Water Works Company 12.00
William Gilpatrick, labor on shrubs 10.00
Walter S. Noyes, labor on lawn 45.00
John P. Kimball, labor on heater 11.25
Flowers 6.00
Supplies, postage +  15.00
  -$ 2,128.35
Balance on hand, January 1, 1947: $ 567.88