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ANNUAL REPORT 2017

THE HOWE LIBRARY CORPORATION

Expand Your World


HOWE LIBRARY CORPORATION

2016-2017 Trustees

Ginia Allison, Vice Chair

Andrew Bernard

Jennifer Brown

Rich Brown

Sarah Buckey

Nancy Carter

Keri Craft

Wayne Gersen

Mary King

Bill MlaÄ?ak, Secretary

Laura Rice

Colleen Rozzi

Michele Sacerdote

Rick Sayles, Treasurer

Rebecca Winter, Chair

FORMER TRUSTEES OF THE HOWE LIBRARY CORPORATION Mary Allen Jan Assmus Frances Baschnagel Mark Beliveau Marilyn Black Tom Blinkhorn Cheryl Boghosian Marjorie Boley Ann Bradley Dale Bryant Kevin Carey Ann Cioffi Jacqueline Clement Kate Connolly Thomas Corindia

Marilyn Crichlow Ann Crow Linda Dacey William Dietrich Lawrence Draper Charlotte Faulkner Posey Fowler Phil Friedman Arthur Gardiner William Geraghty Bill Ghezzi David Goudy Bill Hamilton Elaine Harp Alice Hayes

Mary Ann Hayward Jay Heinrichs Edward Kerrigan Toni LaMonica Allegra Lubrano Steve Lubrano Mado Macdonald Ann Malenka John Manchester Kathryn Manchester Ralph Manuel Stephen Marion Matt Marshall Philip McCaull Jayne McLaughlin

Jane Kitchel McLaughlin Jean Meck Peter Morrison Leonard Morrissey, Jr. Jack Nelson Sharon Nordgren Frederick Nothnagel Paul Olsen Jay Pierson Patricia Radway Athos Rassias Martha Robb John Schiffman Ron Sliwinski

Devinder Sodhi Martha Solow Betsy Storrs Bill Thomas Elizabeth Tobiasson Rebecca Torrey Chris Vermilya Brian Walsh Clyde Watson Priscilla Weismann Jean Whitall Annette Williams Leslie Williamson Richard Winters Ruth Young


NOTE FROM THE CHAIR

Wow, Howe!

Since sixth grade I have been visiting the invaluable Howe Library, so stepping into the role of board chair was both an honor and a pleasure. As I became more engaged I quickly discovered so much more about the library and the role it serves in our community. Soon enough I found myself repeating these words: “Wow, Howe”. What ‘wows’ me the most is: • The unique collaboration that exists between the Town of Hanover and The Howe Corporation, working together to ensure that the space and resources are well cared for, while meeting emerging needs. • The library as a special place for visitors to create, learn, listen, read, research and play. • The new director, who continues to build upon the foundation created by her predecessor and under whose leadership the staff is evaluating resources, engaging in new opportunities, and supporting visitors. • The generous donations of time and dollars given to The Corporation by community members. Now is a good time to think of your own special memories at the library this past year. Please join me in the year ahead to build more wonderful “Wow, Howe” moments. Thank you for your support of the The Howe Library Corporation! Sincerely,

Rebecca Winter Chair, The Howe Library Corporation

WOW!

TREASURER’S ANNUAL REPORT

State of the Howe Nation FUNDING SOURCES Howe Library is funded from two sources: The Town of Hanover and The Howe Library Corporation. The Town of Hanover funds the day-to-day operations including salaries, utilities, routine maintenance, and collection development. The Howe Library Corporation funds further collection expansion as well as all adult, teen, and children’s programs. In addition, The Corporation has provided the funds for the library building itself. The year ending June 30, 2017 was a successful year for The Howe Library Corporation. Fundraising activities continue to be well received and loyal patrons have www.howelibrary.org

remembered The Corporation in their planned giving bequests and special annual donations. The endowment performed quite well and Corporation expenses were well-controlled and maintained within budget. On an overall library operating basis, during fiscal 2017, the town appropriated $1,062,413 and The Corporation contributed $204,148, exclusive of depreciation on capital assets. REVENUES The Annual Fund was again very successful, raising more than $93,000 from 488 donors, including 58 new supporters. 2017 HOWE LIBRARY CORPORATION ANNUAL REPORT | 3


FY17 CORPORATION OPERATING EXPENSES Total $204,148 $23,406

$37,349

$11,290 $41.926 $14,607 $8,086 $67,484 Other Expenses

Development

Administration

Collections & Programs

Furniture & Equipment

Technical Services

Maintenance Payment to Town

FY17 MATERIALS ALLOCATIONS $103,600 total / $9.11 per capita $14,200

$32,800

$11,600 $45,000 Youth Materials - Corporation

The Howel Classic: A Mini-Golf Extravaganza, the primary fundraising event, grossed over $40,000, a new record for this event. This function continues to be very popular for The Corporation and is fun for all. More than 550 people attended the Saturday evening and Sunday festivities. Gifts Restricted gifts from other sources added over $5,500 to help fund museum passes and library materials. Two bequests totaling $40,417 were given through Emily’s Legacy Society. The society was formed in 1912 with a gift from Emily Howe, and patrons continue to join the society as they support Howe Library in their will. INVESTMENTS Our investments are currently managed by Ledyard Financial Advisors. At the end of the 2017 fiscal year, this consolidated investment portfolio had a value of almost $3.7 million. The net gain for the fiscal year was about $321,000 being a net return of +10%. Our portfolio investments and allocation limits are governed by an Investment Policy Statement. The Corporation’s Finance Committee meets periodically with Ledyard Bank to review performance, review the terms of the investment policy, and develop strategies for the future. CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES The Corporation makes a contribution to the library’s collection and to programs and services for adults, teens, and children. In fiscal 2017 the total for these purposes was $67,485 compared to $60,472 in the preceding year. This contribution pays for library materials not covered in the Town’s funding. For the year, the Corporation paid the Town $23,406 towards the increased maintenance costs of the enlarged and renovated building according to an agreement between the Town and The Corporation.

Adult Materials - Corporation Youth Materials - Town Adult Materials - Town

FY17 GIFTS TO HOWE LIBRARY CORPORATION Total $180,279 $40,417 $40,571

The remaining expenses are largely in line with prior years and budget and are summarized in the attached pie chart. The staff does an excellent job budgeting for the year and keeping the actual expenses in line with the budget. In summary, The Howe Library Corporation in fiscal 2017 had another strong financial year. Sincerely,

$5,507 $93,784

Howel Classic mini-golf event Restricted

Rick Sayles Treasurer

Unrestricted (Other) Unrestricted (Annual Fund)

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DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Libraries Are So Much More Than Books As I complete my first year at the Howe I’m constantly reminded how fortunate I am to be part of this community. When taking the position at the Howe, one of the primary tasks given to me was to continue all the hard work the amazing staff and community had initiated through their strategic planning process. Whenever I begin working with a new library team I like to ask them three critical questions: • What are the strengths of your Library? • How can we add value to community development & impact efforts? • What skill sets should be available within our staff team to better serve community needs?

Rubi Simon Director

Libraries are so much more than books. We are first and foremost about information and literacy development in all its forms.

I foresee The Howe Library continuing to go above and beyond in all areas to provide community information services, whether it’s traditional customer assistance, coordinating in-house activities, reading groups, collaborations with communitybased organizations, or through any of the many innovative programs provided here at the Howe. Sometimes in conversation when people learn I’m a librarian, I find I’m often asked about technology: — “How is technology impacting libraries and will we need to reduce our services?” I have to say, I absolutely love this question! I always tell them what I was told by a mentor when starting my career. Libraries are so much more than books. We are first and foremost about information and literacy development in all its forms. Our goal is to continue encouraging critical thinking and curiosity. We as libraries guide our community through the complicated world of information in its many forms. Taking the lead at The Howe Library has been an incredible experience. Every day, as I come into the library I see the amazing contributions from both staff and community. Some of you may have already seen our staff in action through our various programs and services and have participated in a few of them such as our ever-popular Tech Tuesdays, Howe 2.0, Spanish playgroups or our BLT book groups. Having worked in various libraries throughout my career, it’s clear that the Howe Library is a special place. I’m am looking forward to maintaining and advancing our services as I listen closely to what the community needs today and what they envision our services can provide in the years ahead. Our field is rapidly changing in incredibly exciting and vibrant ways and I look forward to working with staff and community to continue that work and ensure the future evolution of the Howe.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE

A Place Where People Meet with a Purpose People often refer to Howe Library as the community’s living room. It is indeed a place where locals gather together, but it is also a place where people meet with a purpose. Tutors and their students can find space to work in the library, and our quiet study rooms are frequently used by these pairs. Last year 253 tutoring sessions were held in these spaces. Although land abounds here in the Upper Valley, there is not much space for area organizations to meet and conduct their important business. Howe Library provides that space, free of charge, to any non-profit. In FY17 our meeting rooms were booked 928 times by outside organizations. We are happy to provide this service to area non-profits so that they have the space they need to focus on their mission. To the right, you’ll find a list of organizations who regularly utilize our space.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO HOWE’S WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS

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n addition to the many hours given by our dedicated board, 135 community volunteers donated more than 1,745 hours of service to the library and to The Corporation in FY2017. Howe volunteers do many invaluable jobs that help The Howe Library Corporation and Howe Library run smoothly. They serve on special committees, help at events, prepare mailings, and do essential tasks in the library. If you are interested in donating your time and expertise, please contact Peter Appleton (peter.appleton@thehowe.org).

Mary Allen Jennifer Angles Jan Assmus Jack Axlerod Katie Axlerod Emily Ball Vic Baughman Eamon Beliveau Charlotte Bernini* Joanne Blais* Robert Boon Linda Boudreault Ella Breed Sue Bridge Christine Brown Tom Brydges Kris Burnett* Tom Butler

Barbara Callaway Tina Callaway Jennifer Casey John Cassell Natalie Chapman Abby Chellis Gregorgy Cook Judy Csatari Sarah Decker Beth DeSimone Mary Donin John Douglas Molly Drummond Nancy Dumont Monica Erives Alicia Farrell Celeste Farrell Ed Feustel

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Susan Frankenstein Sarah Friedman Bill Garfield Sadhya Garg Joan Garipay Kathleen Geraghty Sarah Gilson Marla Gordon Janice Grady* Mariruth Graham Barbara Haak Susan Hanifin Carol Heil Robin Henry Darius Hersey Kelley Hersey Helene Hickey Charles Hinman

Finn Holman Daniel Jaccaci Kathy Jastrzembski Courtney Johnson Aiden Keene Allison Keller Mary Lynn Kerrigan Hee-Eun Kim Nicholas Kim Erin Kirkpatrick James Kirkpatrick Dylan Kotlowitz Suzanne Laaspere Toni LaMonica Jim Larrick Laura Larrick Audrey Lee Kelley Lemay Rick Lemay Emilee Lenning Larry Litten Arlene Mahler Ann Malenka Dewitt Mallary Jill Marquard Tom Martz

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Aging Resource Center—Memory Café Bach Study Group Chess Club* Circle Up French Club* Good Beginnings Hanover Conservancy Hanover Improvement Society International Women’s Club Knitting Group Mascoma Chapter of the NH Audubon Society Nevil Shute Society NH Humanities Council Richmond Middle School Sherlock Holmes Club Sierra Club Ukulele Club UV Refugee Working Group UV Trails Alliance *Affiliated with Howe Library

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Paul Simon Cameron Smith Julie Smith Pam Smith* Martha Solow Barbara Spaid Ian Surat-Mosher Hannah Thomas Elizabeth Tobiasson Jasper Tuthill Sophie Usherwood Aricca Van Citters Tracy Walsh Susan Weeks Benjamin White Mary White Valerie Wiersma Lois Winkler Andrew Winter Mason Winter Mort Wise Marjorie Wu Mindy Wu Marian Zens

OUR DEDICATED

Library Volunteers

*Signifies staff volunteer

Betsy McClain Steven McLure Frieda Meehan Kathy Menard* Ted Mortimer Randy Mudge Alison North Robin Nuse Patricia Parsons Vicky Price Jamie Rediker Heidi Reynolds Jennifer Rickards Diane Riman Les Riman Martha Robb Evelyn Roberts Kathy Robey Rachel Roze Dena Schertzer Sylvia Schlusselberg Stephanie Scholl Bob Scobie Joanne Scobie Joanne Sergeant Olivia Simon

Library Tasks Howel Classic Photography Gallery Installations Development Committee Gallery Receptions Annual Meeting Mailings Stewardship Event Volunteer Auditor Nominating Committee Events & Stewardship Committee Other Event Preparation Gallery Jury

1,299 260.5 51 30 20 14.5 14 12 10 10 9 8 4 3

Total

1745

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Oh, Howe, I Love Thee In a survey of Corporation members this summer, we asked ‘What one word do you think describes Howe Library and why?’ On this page you will find a sample of VIBRANT the wide-ranging responses we received.

AWESOME! No matter what I or my children are thinking—the Howe has a version of it... or can get it...books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs, online films etc... THANK YOU!

EXCELLENT Its collections, services, and events, and the staff is so helpful and friendly. Joanne Scobie

It’s one of Hanover’s hubs. Young and old, and every age in-between, come to partake of the Howe’s broad array of services and programs.

Mary Allen

RESOURC

The idea of a libra magical: let’s pull ideas from people with everyone else Bill Hammond

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Your/our pr fresh, ever cha more relevan all ages in o

AMAZING A great place for people of any age to enjoy a few minutes or hours of quiet enjoyment.

Jennifer Evans Casey

Ann Bradley

HOME Julia Griffin

SPLENDID ACCOMMODATING The library seems always to be looking for new ways it can serve and reach out to the community. Jan Assmus

Anne Chamberlin


CE-FULL

ary is already together the best e, and share them e.

YNAMIC

rograms are ever anging, and ever nt to members of our community! Kelley Hersey

INVALUABLE Howe is a precious resource of historical information and makes available excellent books of many different kinds to its readers.

COMMUNITY The place that brings members (all ages) of our town together.

Sheila H. Tanzer

Michele Sacerdote

EDUCATIONAL

NECESSITY!

It provides materials for people to learn and explore their varied interests, and it exposes people to new and interesting topics through its programs, exhibits, and events.

What would our/a community be without the Howe/library? Keri Craft

Marjorie Wu

QUALITY John Schiffman

SERVICE Carey Heckman

A GIFT WELCOMING! Bright and cheerful physical environment. The library and its staff offer an open and vibrant atmosphere and programming to all members of the community, regardless of age or circumstances. Mary Donin

The library and staff go above and beyond to serve the community with a smile and exceptional service. Carol Keeffe


The Howe Library Corporation is extremely grateful for the financial support received from many individuals, local businesses, and foundations. For fiscal year 2017, contributions to our Annual Fund were more than $93,000 from 488 donors. An additional $40,571 was raised through The Howel Classic. Donations to The Corporation fund 100% of our programming and a portion of library operations. We appreciate your support of this treasured community resource. RARE BOOKS Charlotte Bernini Philip Bernini Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Ives Debra Williamson FIRST EDITIONS Benjamin, Mark and Kathleen Chaimberg Barbara Doyle Amy, Patrick, and Rowan Dunfey Bob Fox Carey Heckman Marge and Ward Ives George and Dominique Lightbody Peter J. McLaughlin and Jane Kitchel McLaughlin Family Foundation Emily Landecker Foundation, Inc. John Schumacher and Jeanne Childs Barbara Spaid Sheila H. Tanzer Coralea Wennberg

Drs. Lawrence and Linda Dacey Peter and Melanie Golder Mr. and Mrs. Vijay Govindarajan Kevin and Punam Keller Herbert and Marion Kummel Louise Kunkel Toni LaMonica and Larry Young Dana and Anne Low James and Ellen Lynch Mrs. Robert Macdonald David and Ann Malenka Katie and John Manchester Martha McLafferty Carolyn and Peter Mertz Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman

CLASSICS Mr. and Mrs. Brenton D. Anderson Barrette Family Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Andrew Bernard and Corinne Fortune Cheryl Boghosian and Neil Roth Richard and Lin Brown Michael and Jennifer Casey Susan N. Cohen Marilyn Crichlow

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Marilyn Paganucci Anne Pearson Heidi Reynolds Linda and Rick Roesch Jay and Colleen Rozzi Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc. Kevin and Suzanne Schon Foundation, Inc. Lynn and Gary Schwartz Anne Segal Libby Stragnell Bill and Jennifer Thomas Jim and Cindy Varnum Clyde Watson Doug and Leslie Williamson Andrew and Rebecca Winter

A NIGHT OUT AT THE HOWEL CLASSIC. www.howelibrary.org


BEST SELLERS Patricia Appleton Peter Hoyle Armstrong Yolanda Baumgartner Priscilla and Jack Benson Marilyn Blight Ruth and Dick Blodgett Ann and Bill Brine Jean K. Broehl Roger and Jennifer Brown Mary and Scott Brown Sarah and Jay Buckey Bill and Nancy Carter Jocelyn Chertoff Tom and Judy Csatari The Cunningham Family Foundation Denise Dame Robert and Mary Donin Vicky and Reid Drucker Patricia Wood Eckels Harold J. Frost Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert Barbara and Thomas Hall Harlow/Margotta Family Andrea and Mike Harris Barry Harwick and Marcia Kelly Mary Ann Hayward John and Debra Jayne Glenn and Patricia Johnson Bruce and Mary King Adam Kleinbaum and Rachel Barenbaum Elaine and Brian Lacy David and Nancy Lagomarsino Erzo Luttmer and Ellen Meara Josette and Raymond Malley Sally and Ralph Manuel Nancy and Steve Marion Peter and Lu Martin Dr. and Mrs. Michael Mayor Marlene McGonigle Christine McKenna Mr. Bill Mlacak and Ms. Joanna Whitcomb Winifred W. Morrissey Elizabeth and Jim Napier Tom and Lynne Naughton Harry and Sylvia Nelson Carletta Nevers Tom and Judy Oxman

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Nancy Parker Anne Pattison Nina Pavcnik and Eric Edmonds Winthrop Piper and Mundy Wilson Stuart Pompian Cary Reich Marjorie Rose and Douglas Irwin Fred and Joan Rueckert Lorri Sostowski and Robert Booth Carol and Harold Sox Michael and Jennifer Taxman Sharon and John Weaver Jenny and Stan Williams Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley Cynthia and Mark Winberry BOOKWORMS Mary Allen Ginia Allison Carol Armstrong Patty Armstrong and Fred Perkins Duncan and Dorothy Aspinwall Gert and Jan Assmus Ken Baker and Judith Reeve Sharry Baker Lisa Baldez and John Carey Mr. and Mrs. Roy Banwell James and Mary Barry Bill and Fran Baschnagel John and Virginia Bayliss Martha and Jim Beattie John and Jessica Bell Wes and Kierstin Bell Marek Bennett James and Judith Bernat Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bettmann Tom Blinkhorn Gunnar Blix and Michele VanderHeyden Anne L. Boswell Richard S. Bower Brook Hollow Association of Homeowners Ellen and Tom Brydges Kenneth and Marion Burchard Joan R. Burchenal Barbara and Alan Callaway Ed Chamberlain Rob and Jan Chapman Steve Chapman and Cathy Shubkin Ing-Haw Cheng and Courtney Stoddard

ENJOYING A COZY, SUN-FILLED SEAT IN THE LIBRARY.

KEY TO GIVING LEVELS Thank you to all who donated to Howe Library during fiscal year 2016-2017. Many donations are not listed at the request of the donors. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Contact the library with corrections. This is a list of donations received by June 30, 2017. Donations received after June 30, 2017 are credited to fiscal year 2017–2018 and will be listed in next year’s report. Rare Books $2,500 + First Editions $1,000—$2,499 Classics $500—$999 Best Sellers $250— $499 Bookworms $100—$249 Community Bookshelf up to $99 Bolded name signifies Corporation member.

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THE HOWE IS A PERFECT PLACE TO GET SOME WORK DONE.

Kathy and Peter Christie William and Elizabeth Clendenning Jeffrey Cohen and Renee Vebell Stan and Judi Colla Dr. and Mrs. Dan Collison Margaret Colton Ellen Conant Russell and Marjorie Cook Sylvia Cook Kinson and Keri Craft Joe and Carolyn Cravero Larry and Debby Cromwell Gertrude Daley Jane Darrach Dartmouth Class of 1959 David Dayton Bryant and Marilyn Denk Joseph and Elizabeth DeSimone Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dickinson Anthony, Isabella, and Jean DiScipio Jim and Joan Doig David Dostal Brian and Karyl Drew

Margaret Drinker Katie Eaton Dale and Christine Eickelman Bob Field Julie and Mark Franklin Norm Fridlund Fran Friedman Hanover Garden Club Arthur Z. Gardiner, Jr. and Robin Nuse Bill and Kathy Geraghty Roger and Betty Lameyer Gilmore Pat Glowa and Donald Kollisch David and Cindy Glueck Dennis and Laura-Beth Goodman Thomas and Margaret Greene Barbara Haak Susan Hanifin and Kevin Cotter Alice and John Harrison Nick and Connie Harvey Jill and William Hatch John Hatheway Elaine Hawthorne Ed and Carrie Hayman

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Dr. and Mrs. John Heaney James and Nancy Heffernan Nancy Canavan Heslop and John Heslop Betty Heston Grace Hill Sean and Amy Hochreiter Sandra Hoeh Romer and Deming Holleran Jeffrey Horrell and Rodney Rose Veronica Ingham and Rafael La Porta Mark and Susan Israel Mr. and Mrs. Jim James Ryan and Allyson Johnson Richard Joseph and Maggie Kundtz Dorothy Judd Kazal Family Mary Hart Keeley Dr. and Mrs. Robert Keene Ron and Carol Keenhold Charlie Kehler Pattrawadi and Francis Kennedy Diana and Peter Krass Tom and Aggie Kurtz Fred and Ruth Lappin William Laycock III and Kathy Zug Renee and David Lent Dianne and Gary Levine Kay and Larry Litten Michael Liu and Shaofeng Yan Frank and Drewry Logan Bruce and Martha Lorden Steven and Allegra Lubrano Ms. Elsa Luker Linda MacKay The Madonia Family Jean Mallary Elizabeth and Matthew Marshall Tom and Mary Martz Kristine and Pat McDevitt Mark and Nancy McLaughlin Linde McNamara www.howelibrary.org


Henry and Deborah Metzger Nancy H. Mitchell June Morgan Jean and Ben Moss Mr. and Mrs. Randy Mudge Albert and Margaret Mulley Chris Nice and Susan Harper Walter and Joyce Noll Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Nordgren Mr. Rick Nothnagel Jerry and Brenda Nunnally Mary Ann and Gerald O’Connor Karen and Kevin O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Tedd Osgood Penny Paquette Lisa and David Pastel Joan Piccolo Francie Prosser-Riessen and Bob Riessen Matthew and Cornelia Purcell Scott and Alison Purvis Stephanie Reininger Laura Rice and Michael Wagner Jodi Richardson Jennifer Rickards and Jona Roberts Jules Goldwarg Les and Diane Riman Evelyn Roberts Dennis and Louise Robison Herb and Lois Roland Marilyn Roos Schertzer Family Bruce and Michele Sacerdote Rick and Jan Sayles Jill and John Schiffman Sandra and Erland Schulson Karen and Mark Seltzer Susan and Stephen Shadford Sonia Sheridan Rob Shumsky Rubi and Paul Simon Woody and Debbie Simonds Madlyn R. Smith Margaret W. Smith Jeanne Snell Teri Snell Power and Robert Power Roger Soderberg Bengt and Ulla Sonnerup Mr. and Mrs. William Spengemann Lynne and John Stahler www.howelibrary.org

Doug and Beth Staiger Tad and Carole Stashwick Jane and Joe Stevens Edith and William Summers Barbara and Malcolm Swenson Posie Taylor Buddy and Kirsten Teevens Carolyn C. Tenney Vijay Thadani and Onita Connington Paul and Suzanne Thompson and Family Dennis and Ann Thron Bill and Rita Tingle Paula Tsai Lee Udy Doug and Aricca Van Citters Timothy and Susan Wagg Margery S. Walker Mr. David Webb M. Jane Welsh Huntley and Lynne Whitacre Susie Whitcomb Mary H. White Sybil Williamson Tom and Joan Wilson Stephen and Suzie Woods James and Susan Wright Jimmy and Marjorie Wu Dr. and Mrs. William Young Arthur and Jeanne Young COMMUNITY BOOKSHELF Carol Abbey and Thomas Urgo Mr. and Mrs. Bill Abdu Heywood and Bea Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Balch Ingrid Barrett Mark and Laura Beliveau Hank and Sophie Bernstein Chrysanthi Bien Marjorie Boley Rob and Jane Boon Elizabeth Brackett Ann and David Bradley Margaret Bragg Gary Brooks and Barbara Duncan William and Jean Brown Šarūnas Burdulis Mary Ann and Len Cadwallader Susan and Ralph Carlton

CREATING A COLORFUL STORYBOOK AT OUR SPRING BOOKMAKING PROGRAM.

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF: Andy Boghosian Conor Bowen Kathy Fox Elaine Harp Jinny Hartman

Mary E. Ives Winnie Morrissey Dr. James O’Toole Joan Snell Thomas Stanley

GIFTS IN HONOR OF: Elizabeth Barry and Tom Jack Sheila Harvey Tanzer Nora Holmes Margot Schafflinger Mary White

EMILY’S LEGACY SOCIETY - 2017 Irene Hollister Betsy Sylvester

To learn more about the Emily’s Legacy Society, contact the Development Office at: howetogive@thehowe.org (603) 640-3260

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Teresa Chia Mike and Nita Choukas Dave and Ann Cioffi Elizabeth Clarke Richard and Ellen Clattenburg Pat and Monte Clinton Christopher Connor Ms. Marion Copenhaver Paul and Susan Cormier Harley Cudney Amelia Cullinan and Max Vergo Mimi Curphey Elisabeth and Greg Curtis Ellen Cutts Davison Block and Annex LLC Helen and Gus DeMaggio Julie and John Dolan Dave and Ana Edson Linda and Rick Ely Dean and Mary Feldman Peter and Marcia Frederick Sharon Fromm

Heba Gad Kurt and Jennifer Gantrish Wayne Gersen and Gail Kuhl Leah G. Goat Katy Goldschmidt Sean and Alison Gorman Ms. Janice Grant Walther and Georgia Grunder Madith and Edward Hamilton Patricia and David Harrison Pete Henderson Brendan and Kimberly Higgins Deborah and David Hoffer Alison and Michael Holmes Robert and Beverly Houghton Sigmund and Anne Hudson Robert and Sylvia Jaccaud Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jantzen Kathryn Jastrzembski Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jernstedt J. R. and Carolyn Judson Andy and Carol Keeffe

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Sarah-Jane and Philip Kerr Laura and Jim Larrick Richard and Kelley Lemay Barbara and Frank Lesher Mary R. Lincoln Rosemary and Virgil Lunardini Susan and John Malanowski Marjorie and James Matthews Margot McCaffrey John McCall Martha McDaniel and Stephen Plume The McNulty Family Roger and Linda McWilliams Finetta Veronica Mellish Donald Mesec and Rebecca Rice Shirley and David Montgomery John Niles Nancy Osgood Barbara and Henry Payson Laurent and Irina Perreard Judith Pettingell Louise Pietsch Frank and Betty Pizzuti Margaret and Dick Powell J. Michael Price Peter Rankin Joanna E. Rapf Renshaw-Taylor Family Robert B. Rettig Mary Lougee Ripley Shirley H. Robinson Tim and Lissy Rooney Cathleen Scanlan The Schembri Family Molly P. Scheu Ann Schofield Dr. and Mrs. Eric Shirley Kay and Peter Shumway Jeffrey and Lisa Silbert Iain and Caroline Sim Mrs. Barbara Smith www.howelibrary.org


2017 Howe Library by the Numbers ITEMS BORROWED

ITEMS OWNED

232,881

120,055

ESTIMATED VISITORS

176,403 = 5,000 visits

Non-residents

2,291

30,000

7,390 LIBRARY PROGRAMS

156

340 221

334

LIBRARY PROGRAM ATTENDANCE

2,004

5,639 3,985 ADULTS

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WIFI SESSIONS

Residents

2017 2016

John and Mary Snell Marcia and John Stone Marjorie Storrs James and Pegge Strickler Barbara Sully Louise Nunan Taylor Theodore Thompson Nancy Tierney Steven and Linda Tofel Peter Travis and Carol Westberg Heidi and Tom Trimarco August Ventura Emilia Warrington Robert Weatherill Kathy Wilkerson Judy Anne Williams Priscilla Williams Genevieve Williamson Ms. Karen Williamson Martin and Yolanda Witschi Ms. Joan Wolter Jane Womack Kristin and Stewart Wood Ms. Winnie Zappala

LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS

2017 2016

ANOTHER HAPPY DAY AT HOWE LIBRARY.

6,087 YOUTH

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A special thank you to our generous corporate sponsors

The Howel Classic 2017

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RARE BOOKS The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation Mascoma Savings Bank Pompanoosuc Mills (in-kind)

any thanks go to the individuals, families, and businesses of the Upper Valley who came together to support the 2017 Howel Classic Mini-Golf Extravaganza. The weekend was quite a success, with more than 550 people attending and the library raising over $40,000. One attendee summed up her family’s experience at the event, “The Howel Classic has become one of our family’s favorite weekends. My husband and I enjoy a date night on Saturday (complete with babysitting in the kids’ pajama party room!) and the entire family loves to play the course on Sunday. This lively event embodies what I love about the Howe: fun, welcoming and delightfully unstuffy.”

FIRST EDITIONS Bionic Advertising Systems JMH Wealth Management Just Kids Pediatric Dentistry Lake Sunapee Bank Merrill Lynch White Mountains Capital, Inc.

Join us March 17-18, 2018 for the 8th Annual Howel Classic mini-golf weekend.

13 South Street Hanover, NH 03755 603-640-3260 howetogive@thehowe.org www.howelibrary.org

BEST SELLERS Alice Williams Interiors Caldwell Law Carpet Mill USA Charter Trust Company Chippers Coldwell Banker Lifestyles Computac Estes & Gallup Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP Global Forest Partners Granite Value Capital, LLC Hypertherm Jake’s Market & Deli Ledyard National Bank Northeast Credit Union Norton Asset Management Orr & Reno River Valley Club Snyder, Cahoon & Co, CPA Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, P.C. Von Bargen’s Jewelry Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Wheelock Terrace

Front page photos (clockwise): Jo Brambles leads children in song; kids strike a pose during an Improv session; the Everyone is Reading book, The Soul of an Octopus, was a big hit; the Ukulele club invites the public to join in a Howe 2.0 jam session

Pictures courtesy of Megan Coleman, John Douglas with Flying Squirrel Photography, Molly Drummond, Rachel Roze, © 2017 Joanne Sergeant, and Mary White.

2017 Howe Library Corporation Annual Report  

This publication contains reports from the Treasurer and Director, a list of past donors, and a spread sharing the one word patrons think de...

2017 Howe Library Corporation Annual Report  

This publication contains reports from the Treasurer and Director, a list of past donors, and a spread sharing the one word patrons think de...

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