• Congratulations NHLTA Annual Award Winners!

    Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year: Sally Miller, Thayer Trustee, Keene Public Library

    Library of the Year: Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford

    Library Director of the Year: (two awards)
         Corinne Chronopoulos, Peterborough Town Library

         Julie Perrin, Jaffrey Public Library

    Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library” Group: Friends of the Library of Windham

    Dorothy M. Little Award: Lori Fisher, New Hampshire State Library

    MORE >

  • Voting During COVID-19 State of Emergency

    Memorandum from NH Secretary of State Gardner
    and NH Attorney General MacDonald

    Information also available at your library


    • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) REALM report 
    • NH Libraries Task Force Best Practices on Reopening NH Libraries (PDF)

    • Sample Library's Reopening Plans: Portsmouth Public Library
                                                                   Nesmith Library, Windham
                                                                   J.A. Tuttle Library, Antrim
                                                                   Walpole Town Library

                                                                   Jaffrey Public Library

  • NH COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Libraries

    Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce
    June 29, 2020: Updated guidelines which apply to libraries that are re-opening their physical locations and resuming in person operations include employee protection, consumer (patron) protection and business process adaptations. Download PDF

    NHMA Call-in Service
    Every Thursday at 1:00 pm until further notice

    Local officials (includes library trustees) and employees are urged to join the NH Municipal Association
    on a weekly call to learn about issues and matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Call-in information HERE.

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Video from September 22 meeting
Notes from September 22 meeting
Notes from April 24 & 28 meetings
Notes from May 28 & June 4 meetings

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.


• Governor's Safer at Home Guidance
• Governor announces "STAY AT HOME 2.0"
a new, modified Stay-at-Home Order.

• Governor's Emergency Order #12 PDF regarding meetings of public bodies
DOJ Guidance & Checklist PDF on holding electronic meetings
FBI warning of teleconferencing hijacking PDF

Dept of Health & Human Services (NHDHHS) Div of Public Health Service
  FAQs and definitions of Public Health Terms

NH Libraries Task Force Best Practices on Reopening NH Libraries (PDF)
NH Librarians Association (NHLA) clearinghouse of pandemic resources

NH Municipal Association (NHMA) COVID-19 Resources
NH State Library (NHSL) pandemic resources
NH: Jaffrey Public Library Pandemic Policy
NH: Jaffrey Public Library Pandemic Interim Service Plan

• Center for Disease Control website (CDC)
• National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) News Releases
• Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources (DOL) Wage & Hour Div (DOL/WHD)
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Ready.gov
• Government Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

• World Health Organization website (WHO)

American Library Association (ALA)
Tools for pandemic preparedness.

REPORT of the ALA Council Annual Meeting (virtual) July 1, 2020

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine website