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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

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  • 1Bow - Baker Free Library
  • 2 Brentwood - Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library
  • 3 Jackson - Jackson Public Library
  • 4 Newport - Richards Free Library
  • 5 Plaistow - Plaistow Public Library
  • 6 Warner - Pillsbury Free Library


      AUTUMN 2016 Newsletter
           

Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 


                            2016 Revised
                  Library Trustees Manual
               
 

One copy of the 2016 revised NHLTA Trustee Manual was recently distributed to every New Hampshire Public Library. Click on the cover page (above right image) to open, download, and/or search the electronic version or go to the Manual Page of the website.
 


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USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Grant/Loan Program

Application Deadline: January 9, 2017

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas including facilities such as libraries, healthcare centers, and educational or cultural institutions. Eligible uses include construction, building renovations, energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades, and equipment purchases. For more information about the program including how to apply before the January 9 deadline click on this LINK.

USDA Loan/Grant FACT SHEET available for download.

 

NHMA Webinar
Right-to-Know Law: Open to the Public—
A Primer on Public Meetings
Wed. Feb. 8, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
This webinar is a presentation by the NH Municipal Association (NHMA) Legal Services attorneys who will address issues related to public meetings. Learn what is a meeting and what
is not a meeting and helpful tips regarding proper notices, telephone participation, minutes and non-public sessions 
 
Online pre-registration is required. For more information and to register click HERE

 

CONGRATULATIONS!
2016 Annual Awards Winners

"Honoring those special contributors who connect the library to your community."

 
LIBRARY OF THE YEAR
Wilmot Public Library

TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR
Mary Ellen Brookes, Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR—TWO WINNERS
Nancy Ladd, Pillsbury Free Library, Warner
and
Nancy Vincent, Keene Public Library

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT BY FRIENDS
The Friends of the Orford Libraries

 
Now Accepting Sponsorships for the 2017 Annual Conference
The premier educational and networking event produced by NHLTA is the Annual Conference. The 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and we are now accepting sponsorship registrations.

Download Sponsorship Brochure.
 
More information on the Conference News Page.

 
The Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships to improve library services within the state for over fifty years. Criteria and application form available for download on Scholarship Page.