Mrs. Ring to Head Library 'Friends'

"Friends of the Hampton Public Library" Organized

Sunday, February 2, 1958

Hampton Union, Thursday, February 6, 1958

The organization meeting of a group of citizens who are interested in the Lane Memorial Library, was held in the adult reading room of the library Sunday afternoon. Present to advise the new association were two officials of the State Library, Emil Allen, Jr., of Concord, Assistant state Librarian and Mrs. Thomas McIntyre of Laconia.

The meeting was called to order by the chairman and the first business was the reading of the proposed new constitution and by-laws by James W. Tucker of the organization committee. It was voted to accept the constitution and by-laws as read.

The following slate of officers was nominated and elected: president, Mrs. Olive Ring; vice president, Mr. Alan Bushold; secretary, Mrs. Mildred Peterson; treasurer, Mr. Robert Kimball. President Ring appointed the following members-at-large, who, with the officers, will make up the Executive committee, Mrs. Kirby Higgins, Mrs. John Long and Mr. James W. Tucker.

The constitution and by-laws provide that the name of the new association shall be "Friends of the Hampton Public Library." The objectives are described as follows: "to cooperate with the trustees in an endeavor to (1) increase the use of basic library facilities and (2) to arrange all possible types of interesting and cultural programs."

This cooperation will be extended through the work of three standing committees as follows, (A) public relations, (B) exhibits and (C) programs. The first committee is expected to publicize the library and its facilities; the committee on exhibits is empowered to appoint single members or sub-committees to have charge of many classes of exhibits of art and handicraft; the committee on programs has similar authorization with respect to such programs as, features for children, music appreciation, discussion groups, travel, etc.

Regular meetings will be held on the third Sunday of each month at the Library, with the annual meeting in October. Dues will be fifty cents a year.