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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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Map of Public Libraries in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Public Libraries and Trustee Websites

Scholarship Opportunity
Dollar SignThe Mildred McKay Scholarship Fund provides scholarship aid to residents of New Hampshire in order to improve library services within the state. The New Hampshire Charitable Fund manages the funds which are distributed by the New Hampshire Library Trustee Association. Click HERE for Scholarship page.

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  • 3 Nottingham - Blaisdell Library
  • 4 Littleton - Littleton Public Library
  • 5 Groveton - Northumberland Public Library
  • 6 Durham - Durham Public Library

Dear Curmudgeon . . .
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   WINTER 2014-15 Newsletter
Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 

Grass Roots Advocacy
Jan 8, 2015:  "A lot has changed at your local library." Intriguing title of the Cabinet Press article by the director of the Wadleigh Library, Milford. Continue reading

More news items on the Advocacy page.


This inspiring story will reinforce your faith in the strength, ingenuity, and generosity of people. Like the libraries in New Hampshire, the Lincolnville Community Library in Maine is the heart of the community, connecting neighbors, providing resources and fostering lifelong learning. Read more at each link about "how ordinary people taking action for extraordinary change made a difference.”

Christian Science Monitor


Lincolnville Library website

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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.

Trustee Orientation Workshops
10:00 am–1:00 pm  •  3 sessions available
     Sat. April 18 • Hooksett Public Library

     Wed. April 22 • NHMA, Concord
     Thurs. June 11 • NHMA, 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. NHLTA is offering the workshop on three dates to fit your schedule. For more details continue reading...

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.

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.

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

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.

Webinar Description and Registration