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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

NHLTA has a new address effective August 1, 2014:

NH Library Trustees Assoc.
25 Triangle Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301

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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

The Washington Post ... 4-24-2015
"New Hampshire is the best state in America ... for loving its libraries. Perhaps the reason is rooted in history ... or maybe its love of reading is rooted in law ... continue reading

Dear Curmudgeon . . .
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   SPRING 2015 Newsletter
Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 

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Now trustees have their own means of communicating and sharing. You are not alone—there are over 1200 other trustees in NH—join and get connected! If you have any questions, contact David Hallenbeck (administrator of the LISTSERV) at

             Have you Read your
         Library Trustees Manual?
The NHLTA Trustee Manual was revised in 2011 and distributed to all NHLTA members. Click on the Manual
cover above for an electronic version which is available for download and can be accessed online or go to the Manual Page of the website.  
The manual was compiled as a resource for the use of all trustees. The directors on the NHLTA Board are available to help if you can't find the answers in the manual.

Monday May 18, 2015
NHLTA Spring Conference/Annual Meeting

Re-Envisioning Public Libraries

Download BROCHURE and paper registration form.
For more details continue reading ...

NHLTA thanks our generous conference sponsors.

Additional Educational Opportunities
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
                                                                   — Nelson Mandela

Annual Orientation for Library Trustees
presented by Terry Knowles, Charitable Trusts Unit

Tues May 19 • 10:30–12 noon
Town & Country Inn, 20 State Route 2, Shelburne
Registration Form and Directions


NHMA Webinar: It's All About the People
Wed May 20 • 12 noon–1:00 pm

NHMA Legal Services Attorneys will review the variety of issues that arise when you are trying to recruit, hire, and retain staff, including a discussion of New Hampshire employment laws, volunteerism and best practices.

The webinar is open to members of NHMA. Please confirm with your town office.  Description and Registration


Annual Orientation for Library Trustees
presented by Terry Knowles, Charitable Trusts Unit
Mon June 22 • 8:30–11:30 am
Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord
Registration Form and Directions

September 2015 marks the 50th year that the Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships to improve library services within the state. Scholarship funds for the registration fee to attend the NHLTA Spring Conference are available.

Criteria and application form available for download on Scholarship Page.

Trustee Orientation Workshop

     Rescheduled to Thurs. Oct. 15
10:00 am–1:00 pm
NHMA, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord

Due to schedule conflicts, NHLTA has rescheduled the June 11 workshop to October 15. If you have any questions please contact Carol Snelling.

Whether you are a newly elected trustee or have a few years of service under your belt, this Trustee Orientation Workshop will provide you with the tools and information you need to be an effective library leader. NHLTA is offering the workshop on three dates to fit your schedule. For more details continue reading...

Limited Number of Sponsorships Still Available for the 2015 Annual Conference

The premier educational and networking event produced by NHLTA is the Annual Conference. The 2015 Annual Conference has been scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, and we are now accepting sponsorship registrations. List of sponsors to date.

More info on Conference & Workshops Schedule page.