• Congratulations
    to the Trustee Bingo Game Winners

    Paula Noon - Gale Library, Newton • $100
    Lynn Stone - Wilton Public/Greg Free Library, Wilton • $75
    Susan Gaudiello - Barrington Public Library, Barrington • $50
    Katiemae White - Goodwin Public Library, Farmington • $25
    Anne Meyers - Philbrick-James Library, Deerfield • $25


  • Thank you for a successful
    2023 Spring Conference

    Special thanks to our SPONSORS
    Sample SCENARIOS for library trustee training from Martin Garnar's Keynote and Workshop on the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom.

    More Handouts and Presentation Slides on Conference Resources page.


    Now is the Chance to Honor those Special Contributors
    Who Connect the Library with the Community

    The nomination period for the NHLTA Annual Awards is open. DOWNLOAD criteria and instructions. Submission deadline is July 14, 2023.

Regional Trustee Meeting  •  Saturday, June 10

NHLTA is once again facilitating regional gatherings of trustees in various areas of the state. After a hiatus of two years caused by the pandemic, NHLTA is providing an in-person opportunity for trustees to meet, learn from each other, express their ideas and concerns, and network. The informal gatherings are hosted by a local library and facilitated by members of the Board of Directors of the NHLTA.

The meeting on June 10 is being hosted by the Webster Free Public Library, 947 Battle Street. Trustees in the WOM (West of the Merrimack) and HILL (Hillstown) co-ops are encouraged to attend. If you don't know your co-op, ask your library director or look it up HERE, scroll down to the bottom of the page to the NETWORKING/Co-ops list.

For more information and the link to the survey or to RSVP for this meeting, contact NHLTA.


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NHLTA has compiled a package of materials for the newly elected trustee as an introduction to understanding the position. The package contains a description of the Library Trustee Board, Code of Ethics, Trustee Job Description and Qualifications, Responsibilities of the Trustee and the Trustee Board, a chart identifying the delegation of responsibilities between the library director and the board, description of Friends of the Library, list of RSAs applicable to libraries and additional resources. More In-depth information can be found in the NHLTA Trustee Manual found on this page, upper left column.
DOWNLOAD Trustee 101.      

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.