2016 NHLA Fall Conference and Business Meeting Nov. 3

Mark your calendar for November 3, 2016

The NHLA Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Hooksett Library. The day of Teaching Tech will include:
•    A talk on Tech Competencies by Jessamyn West
•    A program on Coding in the Library by Sara Vale, an instructor with Girls Who Code, and Sam Lucius
•    Lightning round presentations by other creative NH librarians
•    Food, awards and networking.
You will receive more details in the next few months, but save the date as this is a meeting you won’t want to miss!
Marilyn Borgendale
NHLA Vice President

Nominations for READS Award of Excellence

The READS Board is looking for nominations for the READS Award of Excellence.  This award is to recognize the contributions by an individual who has been instrumental in improving library services to adults.   The nominee may be a librarian, or a  library support staff member, who is currently employed in a NH library. 

The entire nomination can be done online or it can be downloaded to print for mailing at:


The deadline is July 15, so don’t wait too long!  Give the recognition to that staff member that has gone above and beyond – there are a lot of them out there. 

Check out this free Driver’s Education program

Teens and adults can access practice tests through this program.  You can add this free program to your library website.


Great Stone Face news…

Click on the image above to see the complete voting results!

READS Fall Conference 2016

READS Fall Conference September 23, 2016

Boston Bruins Sponsor NH Summer Reading

sponsorLabelCheck out the page NH Summer Reading & the Boston Bruins under the Summer Reading menu tab above for all the amazing details. Fun, prizes, and incentives for everyone. CHILIS thanks the Boston Bruins organization for its support of kids and reading in New Hampshire. When you read, you score!

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2016 Annual Conference:

Holistic Librarianship: Broad Thinking for Diverse and Creative Solutions

Friday, May 13, 2016 | The Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown | Manchester, New Hampshire

Register Today!

The best of librarianship today calls for broad thinking and careful consideration of our complex social, economic, environmental, and political systems, both global and local. The 2016 ACRL/NEC conference will provide our professional community with opportunities to discuss how we can think holistically to implement engaging and impactful library services for all. Please join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and vendor booths, while we share creative ideas and initiatives to help us think more broadly about a range of social and systemic issues in our profession.

Share Your 2016 Summer Reading Ideas

Get In The Game, Read!

Do you have a terrific program planned for summer reading?

A performer you plan on having? An event tailor-made for this theme and young adults?

We all want to hear what you have planned.

Post a comment and share it with everyone! On your mark, get set…Share!

GSF Tally Report Now Available Online

Great Stone Face logoYou can now report the results of your school’s or library’s votes for the winner of the Great Stone Face Award by completing an online form at http://goo.gl/forms/J2JRwqYVqV . Please note: please use this form to report vote tallies. It should not be used to conduct online voting with kids.

By following the link provided, your vote tallies can easily be added to our totals, and the results can be quickly tabulated. Sarah Hydorn, who has been the official vote-counter for many years, is thrilled!! She strongly encourages you to use this option, although, of course, any vote tallies she receives, be they online, email, or snail mail, will be gratefully added to our totals. Please follow the link, take a look at the form, and enter your vote tallies as soon as you have them–we think you’ll agree that it’s easy to do!

As always, thank you so much for your participation—we couldn’t do it without you!
Deadline for vote tallies is April 30, 2016.

The winner of the Great State Face Award will be announced at the NHSLMA conference on May 12, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah at shydorn@amherstlibrary.org

YALS meeting – May 26

YALS meeting March 24, 2016!
The meeting will be held at the Local Government Center (LGC) in Concord. As always, any member of YALS, or anyone interested in YALS, is welcome to attend. Networking at 9:30 am and the meeting starts at 10 am.