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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


New England Carnegie Libraries
Between 1886 and 1919 Andrew Carnegie donated over $40 million to help pay for 1,687 public library buildings including nine libraries in New Hampshire. Continue reading


A History of US Public Libraries: Carnegie Libraries
Digital Public Library of America
“…if wealth ever came to me, that it should be used to establish free libraries."
— Andrew Carnegie

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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


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.
 


       WINTER 2017-18 Newsletter   
           

Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 


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. Links 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.  


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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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WORKSHOP FILLED 2-21-2018
NHLA Advocacy Workshop

Advocacy Bootcamp for Librarians
and Trustees

Monday, March 12, 2018

LOCATION: Hookset Public Library 
Accepting waitlist registrations only. LINK to sign up.
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NHLTA WORKSHOP
Trustee Orientation/Personnel Management
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 am – 2 pm
LOCATION: Hookset Public Library
31 Mount Saint Mary's Way, Hooksett 
This workshop is a comprehensive overview of trusteeship that will provide you with the tools and information you need to be an effective library leader.

Save the Date! Workshop details and online registration link HERE!

 
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2018 REGIONAL TRUSTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED
March 24Pillsbury Free Library, Warner
April 3Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson
April 10 • Epsom Public Library, Epsom 
More info ...
 

SAVE THE DATE
NHLTA Annual Conference

May 14, 2018
Refresh & Refocus
What does it mean to be a thriving public library in the 21st century? What are the challenges we face? NHLTA is pleased to celebrate its 71st year with an Annual Conference packed with timely information, expert presenters, and engaging networking opportunities all designed to assist library trustees in the governance of their libraries.
 
Download BROCHURE and REGISTRATION FORM

ONLINE REGISTRATION recommended

 
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Now Accepting Sponsorships
Don't miss this opportunity to support public libraries and at the same time showcase your products and services to library leaders in New Hampshire. More information ...