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An Act to Promote the Establishment and Efficiency of Free Public Libraries

History of NH Libraries
by Mildred P. McKay
State Librarian, 1942–1964

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       AUTUMN 2017 Newsletter   

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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.

                            2016 Revised
                  Library Trustees Manual

One copy of the 2016 revised NHLTA Trustee Manual was recently 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 Annual Conference

May 14, 2018
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 ...  
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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.  

NH Municipal Assoc (NHMA) Workshop
Wed. Dec. 6 • 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Right-to-Know Law

NHMA Legal Services staff will address some of the most difficult issues under the law including confidential information, electronic records and communications, and procedures for nonpublic meetings.

More information and online registration HERE.

The workshop will be held at the NHMA Offices,
25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided. 

NH State Library Celebrates
All year long the NH State Library is celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its founding. Follow monthly postings on their 300th Anniversary webpage.

As printed in the NHLTA newsletter, a poster size version of "Calculating the Value of Libraries" by Michael York is available for download.