Lane Library Trustees Honor Long-Time Bookkeeper

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A Long Line of Lane Lineage Is Revealed

By Tom Donaldson

Atlantic News, Friday, December 13, 1994

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News]

IN RECOGNITION -- Margaret Noyes Lovett receives a service award from Lane Library Trustees. Lovett has dedicated over 15 years to the interests of the Lane Library.
[Atlantic News Photo by Tom Donaldson]

HAMPTON -- Margaret Noyes Lovett was presented with an inscribed silver bowl from the trustees of the Lane Library in appreciation for her fifteen-plus years of service as bookkeeper. The presentation was made at the Trustees meeting and staff luncheon on Thursday, December 8 by Trustees' Chairman Ruth Stimson. The library staff presented Lovett with a telephone answering machine for keeping track of her volume of calls while she is away from home in her many activities.

Catherine Redden, Library Director, noted that Lovett's mother was Lane's second librarian from 1931 to 1967. Just coincidentally, Lane's first librarian was S. Albert Shaw, the great-grandfather of Redden. Shaw served from 1881 to 1931.

During the years that Lovett's mother was librarian, she volunteered many hours helping out at the library and she knows just about all there is to know about Lane Library. The library is now on-line with computers handling all accounting and bookkeeping practices.

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