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ROOTS OF NH LIBRARIES
NH LEGISLATURE 1891

CHAPTER 62
An Act to Promote the Establishment and Efficiency of Free Public Libraries

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


NOTICE
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


NOTICE: 2015 Annual Awards nomination period is open. Continue reading ...


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 . . .
Book on the British?


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


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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.



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


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

NHMA Workshop: Current Issues Under the Right-to-Know Law
Thurs. June 11 • 7:00–9:00 pm
Salisbury Old Town Hall
645 Old Turnpike Road, Salisbury

NHMA Attorney Margaret Byrnes will provide an overview of the 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 more.

Free session is open to all local officials of NHMA member municipalitiesRegister Today!

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Annual Orientation for Library Trustees
presented by Terry Knowles, Charitable Trusts Unit
NH Dept of Justice, Ofc. of the Attorney General
Mon June 22 • 8:30–11:30 am
Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord
Registration Form and Directions


NOTICE
Trustee Orientation Workshop

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

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...



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.