Kathi Mitchell, Tilton, Chair, lifetime appointee   
Nancy Court, Northfield, lifetime appointee
Morris Boudreau, Northfield, lifetime appointee
Rachel Saliba, Tilton, elected               
Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, elected
Stephanie Giovannucci - Treasurer                                   

Jennifer Davis, Director
Julie Dylingowski, Children's Services
Brittany Shanahan, Young Adult, Technical and Cataloging Services
Sarah Langevin, Programming, Publicity and Inter-library Loan
Tristyn Watts, Sara Wheatley & Sarah Paone – Circulation Clerk
Scott Tedford, Maintenance
Evan Smith, Library Page
Lea Dalton, Library Page

2019 was a busy year at Hall Memorial Library. Circulation of books and other in-library items is up 12.5%! Additionally, audiobook and eBook check outs through NHDownloadables are up 27.7% with over 5,700 items checked out. Our programming activities keep patrons coming back for more and some of our most popular programs were Gallery Readings, How to Raise Succulents, weekly Storytime for pre-K kids and Babytime for those 18 months and younger!  We remain dedicated to serving our patrons by offering diverse programs based on our community’s wants and needs!

Our Library Llama program continues to be very popular at Southwick School.  Julie and Brittany, our Youth Librarians, take books to the elementary school so kids and teachers can check out a vast variety of books, monthly.  The staff and children can sign up for library cards, check out and request books, all at their school!  We work very closely with the librarians at all the schools, to ensure that students are getting the books, audiobooks and other reading materials they want, encouraging a lifelong love of reading!

Julie, our intrepid Children’s Librarian, applied for and received three grants this year, a CLIF Rural Library grant, CLIF Rural Mini-grant and a Kids Books and the Arts grant.  These grants have helped us bring in storytellers and performers for the elementary schools and library, as well as providing free books to Hall Memorial, the elementary school libraries and each elementary school child!  For their hard work and dedication, Julie and Brittany received a Champion for Children Award and were nominated for a Gold Circle Award!  We are very proud of everything they are doing for the children of our communities.

Over 8,000 patrons of all ages participated in one or more of the, on average, 50 programs a month hosted by the library. The library's ongoing programs include the Knit-Wits, Chess Club, story time with a craft, books sales, Spanish Club, quilting, Scrabble, Babytime, multiple book clubs (including one at the Senior Center), and providing an active summer reading program. We provide outreach in the community such as helping the NH Veterans Home residents with their reading needs, open houses at the schools, little free libraries at local dentist and doctor offices, and multiple community nights. Our dedicated staff checked out over 62,836 items to patrons this year. We are pleased to be able to contribute positively to our communities!

Want to use our library but lack the time? Check out and visit our catalog to sign up for an eServices card. Did you just get a tablet or laptop and now you need some help? Stop in to the library on Tech Tuesdays, when we offer free assistance with tech devices. (You may also call and make an appointment for different day!) We continue to offer free wi-fi during our open hours and now have six public access computers! Come to the library and enjoy our atmosphere while you read your email, attend a program and connect with your community!