White House budget proposal eliminates federal funding for libraries.

    The proposed Federal Spending Budget for 2021 was released February 10, 2020. The White House FY2021 budget proposal AGAIN intends to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including all funds from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). MORE>



    NHLTA 2020 Spring Conference
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    2020 Vision for Library Trustees

    Attention Sponsors: more information HERE


                           LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
    HB 1452 and HB 1615-FN were voted ITL (Inexpedient to Legislate) or killed on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

    Thank your representative today.
    (To find your representative, go to the Advocacy Page of the this website.)

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NH Center for Non-Profits Workshop
Capital Campaigns - Are You Really Ready?

Thursday, March 5, 2020 • 1:00 – 4:30 pm
League of NH Craftsmen, 36 North Main Street, Concord
This is a great opportunity for Friends
Groups and Foundations to learn how a campaign works, what it means to be campaign-ready, and what steps they need
to get their organization to campaign readiness
. Fee required. LINK to more information and Online registration.


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.



NHLTA believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality of library services. NHLTA’s Mildred P. McKay Library Scholarship Fund provides scholarship aid to residents of New Hampshire in order to improve library services within the state.
Scholarship aid is provided for courses, workshops and conferences; applicants must be either a current trustee board member or presently employed in a New Hampshire library. Past recipients of scholarships may apply again. Submit applications for certificate courses, conferences and workshops anytime before the event.
Mildred P. McKay served as the New Hampshire State Librarian from 1942 to 1964. NHLTA established the Mildred P. McKay Library Scholarship Fund in her honor in 1965.
Criteria for eligibility and the application can be found on the Scholarship Page of this website.