1995 Annual Report for the Lane Memorial Library
Submitted by Catherine Redden, Library Director
The free New Hampshire Humanities Council programs from the "What Is New Hampshire Reading This Month?" grant we were awarded in 1994, continued in 1995 with programs on the books :Amoskeag, A New Hampshire Literary Sampler, and A Prayer for Owen Meany. Local authors Brendan Dubois, and Rebecca Rule came and read from their newest works, and Peter Randall came and showed slides from his new book. The children's summer program, "Saddle Up a Good Book" was enjoyed by many, with the adults again participating by reading anything and everything connected to the western theme.
During 1995 preventive maintenance for the building was stressed and repairs continued on items that have met and exceeded their expected lifetime. One mouse met his demise in, and caused the failure of one of the system's motors.
The elected Trustees, Catherine Anderson, Tom Donaldson, Jim Inglis, Elizabeth Lavalee, and Jerry McConnell have met regularly and worked long and hard for the library. Staff members Alice, Joanne S., Joan, and Kathy have been contributing regular columns to the local newspapers; Jean has been busier than ever with interlibrary loans; Bill continues to keep up with technology and genealogy; while Mary, Joanne M., and the new staff work at the desks and do the regular library chores to keep new materials coming to you. A contingent of volunteers, numbering from twelve to fourteen during the year, have faithfully served the library throughout 1995, reading shelves and replacing books. The volunteers, as a group, have donated an average twenty-four hours a week. We couldn't operate efficiently without them!
We all look forward to more changes for the better in 1996.