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CHILIS Fall Conference Registration now closed

fall costumeFor those of you attending, we look forward to seeing you on the 9th in Greenfield for a great day with Starr LaTronica, M.H. Herlong, and wonderful, talented colleagues from around the state.

Wear something fall-ish for a discount on your raffle tickets!

For directions and the agenda, click HERE.

STEM Program Ideas

Terrific FALL conference!!

There were some really great ideas for STEM programs shared at the conference, and we invite anyone and everyone to post their ideas and successes here in the comments section.

Pictures and speakers’ notes will be posted as soon as we receive them.

Here’s the handout for the Roman Arch project.

Please add your ideas!


Spring 2013 Conference pictures

Finally got the pictures off my camera, edited for size to upload, and uploaded to the website.  Enjoy!!!

(Click on a thumbnail to view the full picture.)

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NHSLMA Conference May 16, 2013

The New Hampshire School Library Media Association invites members of CHILIS to attend an afternoon of children’s programs at the NHSLMA’s annual Spring Conference on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Mountain View Grand from 1:15-4:30.  Please see the registration form for schedule and directions: NHSLMAconfCHILIS2013

The afternoon will feature the Great Stone Face Tea and book talks by Chris Rose. Attendees will also be able to visit the exhibits, the Children’s Book Review and the bookstore.

Cost of registration is $35 for CHILIS members only. Number of registrants is limited, so send your registration form along with a check for $35 payable to NHSLMA to Ann Hoey at the State Library by April 30, 2013.

Quilt Raffle at the CHILIS Spring Conference

This beautiful, full size quilt, featuring the beloved children’s book character Olivia, will be raffled off at the CHILIS Spring Conference on March 7.   The colors are black, red, and white.  The quilt raffle will be separate from the regular 3-4 tickets for $1 raffle, so be sure to plan accordingly.

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CHILIS Fall Conference 2012 Pictures

Pictures from the CHILIS Fall Conference, October 18, 2012.

CHILIS Fall Conference Presentations

Here are the presentations by Ken Jue on childhood hunger and mental health from the CHILIS Fall Conference:

Food Insecurity and Hunger in New Hampshire

Creating a Strategic Plan for children’s mental health in New Hampshire

CHILIS Fall 2012 Conference Documents

If you are coming to the CHILIS Fall Conference on Thursday, October 18th, please take a few minutes to read the following documents in preparation for our business meeting:

Thank you! We’ll see you on Thursday!

NHLA Fall Conference – Nov. 8, 2012

The NHLA Fall Conference and Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Gunstock Mountain Resort.  Here’s what you have to look forward to:


Robert E. Dunn Jr., New Hampshire Library Association lobbyist, shareholder, Devine, Millimet & Branch, Professional Association

Did you know that NHLA has had a lobbyist for nearly twenty years? ROBERT E. DUNN is the organization’s current lobbyist. He will be discussing the present legislative environment and NHLA’s work in Concord. Find out exactly what our lobbyist does and learn how NHLA impacts legislative issues.

Bob Dunn teaches Lobbying and the Legislative Process as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and is the chair of Devine Millimet’s Legislative and Governmental Affairs Practice Group. Bob’s practice is focused primarily on representing clients before the New Hampshire legislature, executive branch departments, and administrative bodies such as the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. Bob represents clients in a wide variety of areas, including health care, religious institutions, energy, public safety, and telecommunications.


Mary S. Searles, NH Law Library
Kathy Fletcher, UNH School of Law

Ever had a distraught person standing in front of you looking for legal information NOW? What about the tenant or landlord who wants to know all about evictions? Two New Hampshire law librarians offer tips and techniques for handling those tricky legal reference questions. Focus will be on handling difficult questions and being aware of the potential pitfalls involved when providing information to patrons.

MARY S. SEARLES is the director of The John W. King New Hampshire Law Library, the state’s only public law library. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was coordinator of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral, Reduced Fee and domestic violence programs as well as the Bar’s public information pamphlets and Pro Se Divorce Book.

KATHY FLETCHER has been a law librarian for almost twenty years. She joined the University of New Hampshire School Law in 2004 and prior to that worked at the New Hampshire Law Library. She also was a law librarian in Wiggin & Nourie, PA, in Manchester, one of the state’s oldest and largest law firms.


Author CAROL LEE ANDERSON tells the little-known story of the development of winter sports and skiing in the Lakes Region, from before the construction of Gunstock through present-day efforts to preserve the resort’s rich history. Included will be stories of skiing greats Torger Tokle and Penny Pitou as well as coaches Gary Allen and Bill Trudgeon. Anderson’s book won the 2011 Skade Award from the International Skiing History Association. She is currently writing a book about the life of cartoonist and Archie creator, Bob Montana, and his life in the Lakes Region.

More information—

The registration deadline is Friday, October 25, 2012. Download the registration form and send it along if you would like to join us.

The YALS, CHILIS, and READS fall conferences are all coming up soon! More information can be found under the “Conferences” tab at the top of the page.

CHILIS Fall Conference – Thursday, October 18, 2012

The CHILIS Fall Conference will take place on Thursday, October 18 at the Best Western Hotel in Hampton, NH. Hosted by Lorreen Keating of the North Hampton Public Library, the conference will offer diverse topics of interest to children’s librarians:

  • Dealing with Patrons with Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges – Susan Mead, Community Educator & Outreach Director of Greater Nashua Mental Health Center; Ken Jue, retired CEO of Monadnock Family Services and Chairman of Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire
  • Isinglass Book Talks with Isinglass Committee
  • Luncheon Speaker/Book Signing – Steve Cotler, author of Great Stone Face nominee Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything
  • Early Literacy Panel – Patty Falconer, Hampstead Public Library, Susan Laun, Portsmouth Public Library, Keene Public Library

Download the registration form for more information.

The Conference registration deadline is October 2, and registrations should be sent to Patty Falconer at the Hampstead Public Library.