2014 Annual Report
HAZEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The mission of the Hazen Memorial Library is to offer free public library service to the community in a friendly and professional manner, and to respond to the community’s reading, reference and continuing educational needs with books and other media. In accord with this mission, the library offers programs and services intended to reveal the joy and advantages of reading and learning, especially to young children. The Hazen Memorial Library Board of Trustees and staff subscribe to the concept of intellectual freedom and offer their cooperation to other libraries and library agencies.
We encourage you to visit your town library and take advantage of all its services. Browse our website at www.shirleylibrary.org, where you will find the information you need to know about using the library.
We give grateful thanks to all our volunteers for their dedicated service, especially to Barbara Masiero for her many years of exceptional service to the library. We are very fortunate to have her on our team, and we appreciate her enthusiasm and support of the town library.
Thanks to the teen volunteers who help in the children’s room with decorations, crafts, and keeping the shelves neat and clean.
The following donate their time and talents to further the library mission, and we thank them for all they do:
Many popular events were again made possible in FY14 by the hard work and inspiration of our Friends. All the museum passes are paid for by the group’s fundraising efforts: Butterfly Place, Fruitlands, Massachusetts State Parks, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium. Summer reading prizes, adult programs and children’s special performances such as Itsy Bitsy Yoga and Mini-Motions Preschool Fitness classes are wholly funded by the Friends. The 11th Annual Holiday Fair and cookie sale fundraiser was held in November. You can also support the Friends’ efforts through membership dues, buying books from the lobby book sale and by purchasing items from Amazon from the carousel on the library home page, www.shirleylibrary.org. A portion of each purchase benefits the Friends.
Thanks to the Hazen Memorial Library staff: Director Debra Roy, Assistant Director Sue Cusick, Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Farrar, Library Aides Carol Landers, Chris McNeal, and Steven Banks, and Custodian Shirley Lanteigne, whose commitment to provide the best customer service possible make our library successful and this board a pleasure on which to serve. We truly believe that behind every great community is a great library.
Debra Roy, Library Director
Trustees of the Hazen Memorial Library, FY14
Elizabeth West, Chair
Elizabeth Quinty, Vice Chair
Kathryn Lyon, Secretary
Dwight W. Smith, Treasurer