The nomination period for the NHLTA Annual Awards is open! The awards are presented to individuals or groups who have contributed to the excellence of New Hampshire libraries and have given exemplary library service to their communities. Download more information and criteria

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. Download the list of winners to date since 1988.

Library of the Year: Tucker Free Library, Henniker

Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year: Lee BeauregardWiggin Memorial Library, Stratham
Library Director of the Year — two winners         
    Cathleen Beaudoin, Dover Public Library
    Donna Bunker, Chesley Memorial Library, Northwood
Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library” Group:
Friends of the Kimball Library, Atkinson
Special Library Service Contribution Award: Kathy Ordway, William A. Bachelder Library, Andover


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.