Library trustees are authorized to govern the library per RSA 202-A:2, II and RSA 202-A:11, I and to adopt bylaws, rules and regulations. Protect your library from censorship by adopting the following policies:

        Collection Development
        Materials Selection
        Program Selection
        Library Display
        Bulletin Board
        Request for Reconsideration of Materials or Programs
        Reconsideration Form

    Samples are available on RESOURCES page.


  • First Amendment “Audits

    What Are They and How Do You Handle One?”

    Excellent article in the NHMA July/August 2023 Town & City magazine.

    LINK to the webinar available on NHMA Youtube.


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    New Hampshire State Library Resources
    NH State Library "LibGuides" Home Page

    Censorship Guidance and Resources
    LibGuides: Policy samples and guidance related to book and program challenges, as well as information about "divisive concepts".


2024 NHLTA Annual Conference
June 5, 2024

The New Hampshire Library Trustees Association Spring Conference & Annual Meeting is the premier education event for library trustees in the state and a great opportunity to support public libraries and, at the same time, showcase your company’s products and services to New Hampshire’s library leaders. To be held at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord.
Download the PDF for information on sponsorship levels.
Please register ONLINE.

For further information, contact Janet Hromjak or Katrinka Pellecchia.
MORE conference news.


NHLTA has compiled a package of materials for the newly elected trustee as an introduction to understanding the position. The package contains a description of the Library Trustee Board, Code of Ethics, Trustee Job Description and Qualifications, Responsibilities of the Trustee and the Trustee Board, a chart identifying the delegation of responsibilities between the library director and the board, description of Friends of the Library, list of RSAs applicable to libraries and additional resources. More In-depth information can be found in the NHLTA Trustee Manual found on this page, upper left column.
DOWNLOAD Trustee 101.      

NHLTA presents a three-part webinar series that covers the main elements of the orientation workshop. More >

The Other Money
NHLTA webinar presented by Terry Knowles
Library funds: how to legally accept, administer, and expend all private and non-tax categories of money given to your library. More >

Four videos that were recorded at NHLTA Annual Conference sessions are available for circulation from the Manchester City Library.

For descriptions and circulation instructions, Continue Reading.