Best Practices for New Hampshire Libraries

    Revised 2019

    "Volunteers are an integral part of many New Hampshire libraries. Besides undertaking tasks to assist librarians with ongoing library activities, volunteers are a major source of community support for libraries at annual Town Meetings and during the budget process."

    Thank you to the NH State Library for updating this Best Practices.
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    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 the community. MORE>

    An initiative of the American Library Association

    Libraries are a smart investment, transforming lives and communities and passionately advocating for lifelong learning.

    Libraries Transform, the ALA’s public awareness campaign, is spreading the word about the impact that libraries make every day. MORE >   


  • Recommended reading:

    Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

    by Eric Klinenberg

    Quote from the book:
    “There's a term you don't hear these days, one you used to hear all the time when the Carnegie branches opened: Palaces for the People. The library really is a palace. It bestows nobility on people who otherwise couldn't afford a shred of it. People need to have nobility and dignity in their lives. And you know, they need other people to recognize it in them too.”


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NHLTA presents a three-part webinar series that covers the main elements of the orientation workshop. More >

The Other Money
NHLTA webinar presented by Terry Knowles
Library funds: how to legally accept, administer, and expend all private and non-tax categories of money given to your library. More >

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

For descriptions and circulation instructions, Continue Reading.



NHLTA believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality of library services. The Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been granting scholarships for over fifty years. Criteria and application form available for download on the Scholarship Page.