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An Act to Promote the Establishment and Efficiency of Free Public Libraries

History of NH Libraries
by Mildred P. McKay
State Librarian, 1942–1964

Friends Groups
Did you know that there are valuable resources on the Friends page?

Map of Public Libraries in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Public Libraries and Trustee Websites
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  • 1Windham - Nesmith Library
  • 2 Peterborough - Peterborough Town Library
  • 3 Nottingham - Blaisdell Library
  • 4 Littleton - Littleton Public Library
  • 5 Groveton - Northumberland Public Library
  • 6 Durham - Durham Public Library

   AUTUMN 2015 Newsletter

Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 

Dear Curmudgeon . . .
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NHLTA Annual Conference May 23, 2016
Now Accepting Sponsorships

Don't miss this once a year opportunity to showcase  your company's products and services while at the same time supporting local public libraries! For more detailed information download the sponsorship brochure.

(New Hampshire Municipal Association)
Current Issues Under the Right-to-Know Law RSA 91-A
Tues. December 15  •  7:00–9:00 pm
Durham Council Chambers, 8 Newmarket Rd
Free for NHMA members only
(please check with your town administration).

Workshop presented by NHMA (New Hampshire Municipal Association) attorney Cordell Johnston will provide an overview of the Right-to-Know law and address some of the most difficult issues under the law, including confidential information, electronic records and communication, procedures for non-public session, and communications outside a meeting. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Click HERE for more information and registration link.

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"Armed with knowledge,
trustees are a formidable force."


2015 Annual Awards Winners
"Honoring those special contributors who connect your Library to the Community."
Library of the Year: Abbott Library, Sunapee

Trustee of the Year: Catherine Willis
                                 Plaistow Public Library

Library Director of the Year: Andrew Richmond
                                             Rye Public Library

Friends of the Library Group: Converse Library, Lyme

Details of presentations on Library News page.
September 2015 marks the 50th year that the Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships to improve library services within the state. Criteria and application form available for download on Scholarship Page.