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Millennials and
Library Usage
New analysis of Pew Research Center survey data indicates that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35) in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation. Continue reading
 


LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES
 


Online Directory
NH State Library directory provides information about New Hampshire Libraries available with a few keystrokes.

 


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 2017 Newsletter   
           

Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 


GET CONNECTED!
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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!
 


SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
 


                            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.
 



2017 NHLTA ANNUAL AWARDS WINNERS
Library: Hampstead Public Library
Trustee: Terri Jillson White, Abbott Library, Sunapee
Director: Lori Fisher, Baker Free Library, Bow
Friends: Wilmot Public Library Friends Group
Special: Adele Knight, Dublin Public Library


Continue reading for presentation dates and times.

 
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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JUST RELEASED!
The Other Money WEBINAR
with Terry Knowles
Navigating the different sources of money received by a public library can be confusing. In this webinar you will learn how to legally accept, administer, and expend all private and non-tax categories of money given to your library, and how those funds relate to the annual budgeting process. Link to WEBINAR and to PDF of PowerPoint slides.
 
Terry Knowles is Assistant Director of Charitable Trusts, NH Attorney General’s Office, and is the recognized expert on libraries and funding issues.  

NHLTA WORKSHOP in GORHAM
Trustee Orientation and Personnel Management
October 21  •  11 a.m. –3 p.m.
This workshop is a two-part comprehensive overview of trusteeship and will provide you with the information and tools needed to be an effective library leader. More information and online registration HERE.
 
NHLTA REGIONAL MEETINGS
October 25 • 7:00 pm
Epsom Public Library

Since June, NHLTA has sponsored a series of informal meetings at library across the  state, the purpose of which is to fulfill requests for education on a variety of topics such as strategic planning, hiring a library director, creating and updating policies, technology, fundraising methods, recruiting new trustees and much more. Continue Reading for more information about a meeting near you.  
 

NH State Library Celebrates
All year long the NH State Library is celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its founding. Follow monthly postings on their 300th Anniversary webpage.

As printed in the NHLTA newsletter, a poster size version of "Calculating the Value of Libraries" by Michael York is available for download.