2010 Library Report


  • 4,755 Patron Visits
  • 1,251 (815 adult) Computer Users
  • 3,503 Materials in Circulation
  • 452 Interlibrary Loan Transactions (370 loans for HPL patrons/82 loans to other libraries)
  • 1,755 Website Visits

Over the past ten years, HPL usage statistics have continued to climb.  This was a common trend in libraries nationwide, a sign of a failing economy.  However, a 25% reduction in the 2010 town appropriation made it necessary to cut public hours.  The library was left without funding for new books and a Summer Reading Program as well.  The decrease in this year’s figures is a result of the limited access to the library and its resources.

In 2010, The Friends of HPL stepped up its fundraising efforts in hopes of providing much needed financial support.  The organization’s commitment to the library paid off, making it possible to add new material to the library’s stacks and present several family and children’s programs.  Many heartfelt thanks to “Friends” member for their generosity!

Respectfully submitted,

Lynn Christopher, Librarian

Library Board of Trustees:

Julie Hunter, Chair

Gayle Seip, Treasurer

Melanie Waldvogel, Secretary




2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 19 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 49 posts. There were 48 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 29mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 30th with 51 views. The most popular post that day was Programs/Events.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were townofhillnh.org, facebook.com, losinglibraries.org, pierce.state.nh.us, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hill nh library, hill public library nh, hill nh public library, hill public library, and hill library nh.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Programs/Events September 2008


About September 2008


Friends of HPL September 2008


New Books October 2008


Services October 2008