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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

   SUMMER 2015 Newsletter
Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 

Dear Curmudgeon . . .
Book on the British?

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

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             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.

Nomination deadline: July 31
Honor the people who connect your library
to your community!

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

NH Municipal Association
Current Issues Under the
Right-to-Know Law

Sept 22  •  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Berlin City Hall, 168 Main Street

NHMA Attorney Cordell Johnston will provide an overview of the law and address some of the most difficult issues under the law, including confidential information, electronic records, procedures for non-public session, and more. This session is free to NHMA member municipalities. Please check membership with your town offices. For more information go to NHMA Events page.

Trustee Orientation Workshop
 October 15  •  10:00 am–1:00 pm
NHMA, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord

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. For more details continue reading...

Another Successful Annual Conference
A record 345 attendees enjoyed a day of enlightenment and camaraderie at the 2015 Conference. Keynote speaker, Norm Jacknis, had everyone's attention as he explained "How the Future Requires that we Re-Envision Public Libraries." The workshop sessions were filled to capacity. Continue reading

Photo by K.S. Lord

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.