Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Annual Awards. Join us in honoring these special individuals and groups who have contributed to the excellence of New Hampshire libraries and have given exemplary service in connecting the library with their community. View criteria and list of winners to date since 2009.
Library of the Year: Tucker Free Library, 31 Western Ave, Henniker
Presentation was made on November 1

Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year: Lee BeauregardWiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham
Presentation: TBA
Library Director of the Year — two winners         
Cathleen Beaudoin, Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St, Dover
Presentation was made on October 9
Donna Bunker, Chesley Memorial Library, 8 Mountain Ave, Northwood
Presentation was made on October 27
Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library” Group:
Friends of the Kimball Library, Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave, Atkinson
Presentation was made on October 12
Special Library Service Contribution Award: Kathy Ordway, William A. Bachelder Library,
12 Chase Hill Rd, Andover
Presentation was made on November 15


In Memory of Lillian Edelmann
1928 – 2018 

'Big Lil' was mentor, friend, library ambassador, and fearless leader who's "fire in the belly" belief in NH libraries was the guiding force of the NHLTA. Slide show from 2013 Conference, photo collage and newsletter article.

Do you have a "Little Free Library"?

What is a Little Free Library? It's a "take a book, return a book" gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. More info at the "Little Free Library” website. Do you have a photo of your Little Free Library to share? Email it to Connie Kirwin.

Deering Public Library unveiled their first Little Free Library located in front of the Deering Town Hall. A member of the Selectboard suggested that a picnic table placed near the "little library" would make a nice reading area.

The Converse Library Little Free Library in Lyme includes an attached bench for comfortable browsing. It was designed and built by the Lyme School Principal with materials purchased by the Friends of Converse Library and is located on the Lyme Common.

Wilton Public/Gregg Free Library located their Little Free Library in the Main Street Park for all to enjoy.