2022 Annual Award Winners
Honoring Those Special Contributors Who Connect the Library with the Community!

Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year
Kathy Parenti, Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford
(presentation on October 18 at 5:30 p.m.)

Library Director of the Year (two winners)
Tracy Waldron, East Kingston Public Library
(presentation on October 24 at 5:00 p.m.)
Dianne Hathaway, Goffstown Public Library
(presentation date and time TBA)

Special Library Service Contribution Award
Robert Grano, Chesley Memorial Library, Northwood
(presentation on October 8 at 10:30 a.m.)

Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a "Friends of the Library" Group
Friends of the Weeks Public Library, Greenland
(presentation on November 17 from 4–6:00 p.m.)



The NHLTA Board of Directors believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality library services. The Mildred McKay Scholarship Fund provides a way to improve library services within the state. In 1965, the NHLTA Board of Directors established the Mildred McKay scholarship fund in honor of the former NH State Librarian. The New Hampshire Charitable Trust manages the perpetual endowment and distributes funds to NHLTA to be awarded as scholarships on an annual basis. History of the Mildred McKay Scholarship.

There are four categories:
NHLTA Conference Scholarships
Library Workshops Scholarships
Workshops for Consortiums, Co-op Groups
Educational Assistance for Graduate Studies

              Submission Deadlines for Graduate Studies
              Fall Semester • July 1
              Spring Semester • November 1
              Summer Semester • April 1

Categories and criteria were revised October 2021. Download these DETAILS. The application form is available in two formats: Fill & Sign PDF and MSWord docx. Please download the application to your computer. Email your application to NHLTASCHOLARSHIP@nhlta.org or mail to the address on the application. Please email inquiries to the NHLTA Scholarship Committee Chair: NHLTASCHOLARSHIP@nhlta.org.


Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year      Library Director of the Year
Ron Brown                                                Cynthia Jewett
Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library          James A. Tuttle Library, Antrim
Photo of Ron Brown, Wilton Library Trustee and Marcia McLaughlin, NHLTA President                  Photo of Cindy Jewett, Director, Tuttle Library and Marcia McLaughlin, NHLTA President

Dorothy M. Little Award                            Special Library Service Contribution Award
Conrad V. Moses                                      James McFarlin
East Kingston Public Library
                   Meredith Public Library
Photo of Conrad Moses, East Kingston, NH award winner                  Photo of James McFarlin, Meredith, NH, award winner

Library of the Year
Derry Public Library
Photo of the staff, trustees, and friends of the Derry Library, NH award winner

Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a "Friends of the Library" Group
Friends of the Tucker Library, Henniker

Photo of the library director and Friends of the Library, Tucker Free Library, Henniker, NH award winner

Download the list of winners to date since 1988.