Jaffrey Public Library makes the news AGAIN!

Julie Perrin is an exceptional library director and a credit to NH libraries. Her innovative outreach to the community was included in an article in Library Journal, “Get the Word Out”.
Storytime is often the only way to connect with people in the community who are unable to access library services. Julie partnered with the Monadnock Adult Care Center (MACC) — a respite day care for adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia — to provide books at the center and to present a weekly Storytime and memory café which encourages group interaction. MACC staff report that the library visits are a highlight for their clients. Julie and her staff say that the program is a rewarding experience.
To read the article, use EBSCOhost or any other magazine subscription service your library uses. The direct link to Library Journal.


2019 NHLTA Annual Awards

"Honoring Those Special Contributors Who Connect the Library to the Community"

Awards are presented annually to individuals or groups who have contributed to the excellence of New Hampshire libraries and have given exemplary library service to their communities. The winners of the 2019 Annual Awards will be announced in September.

Jaffrey Public Library wins Bookapalooza

Congratulations to the Jaffrey Public Library, one of three libraries to be awarded the ALSC (Association for Library Services to Children) Bookapalooza grant. The award includes a variety of materials from books to DVDs and audiobooks. Read more >

At the August 13 Nubanusit Co-op Meeting held at the Jaffrey Public Library, Director Julie Perrin shared their Bookapalooza books with member librarians from the Monadnock area.

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.


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.