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NH State Library 2017 Statistics Report 

Library statistics are collected annually by the New Hampshire State Library. The data provides holdings, services, programs, income, expenditures and personnel information. This information is useful to compare services with libraries of similar size, population, funding, etc. The report is now available for download from the NHSL website.

NHLTA Circulating Video Collection

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

For more information and circulation instructions,



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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

       WINTER 2018-19 Newsletter   


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               Library Trustees Manual

One copy of the revised NHLTA Trustee Manual was 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.


NHLTA presents a three-part webinar series that covers the main elements of the orientation workshop. Watch each session in consecutive order — approximately 90 minutes total — or separately as time allows. For best results, watch as a group so that you can discuss the information.

Part 1: NH Laws Governing Libraries; Trustee responsibilities; Policies; Library Advocacy
(22 minutes). 
(Please excuse the 15 second audio gap with the second slide.PRINT handout
Part 2: Budgeting; Meetings and the Right-to-Know Law
(37 minutes, 25 seconds). PRINT handout
Part 3: Personnel Management including Job Descriptions, Hiring, and Evaluating Staff (33 minutes, 16 seconds).
PRINT handout


The Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships to improve library services within the state for over fifty years. 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. Applications for Spring 2019 semester MLS or MLIS courses should be received by February 1, 2019.

Criteria and application form available for download on the Scholarship Page.


April 12, 2019
NHLTA Trustee Orientation Workshop

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May 29, 2019

NHLTA Annual Conference



"The Other Money" 
Presented by 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. Links to WEBINAR and to PDF of PowerPoint slides.
Terry Knowles is the recognized expert on libraries and funding issues. She recently retired as Assistant Director of Charitable Trusts, NH DOJ, Attorney General’s Office.  


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Please tell us how NHLTA can do a better job of providing services to assist you with your trustee duties and responsibilities. We promise to keep the questionnaires short and to consider all your recommendations as we work to improve and expand NHLTA services.