READS Repository: Social Media!

Looking for some new social media content? Check out the READS Repository! Whether you want to share some fun memes, feature your library’s databases, or even highlight downloadable books, you’ll find a variety of curated content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube here

Do you have some social media content to share? Submit your Adult Services social media posts and learn more about the Repository here.

Haven’t checked out the repository yet? Get started by browsing this publicly accessible Google Drive featuring Programming, Social Media, and Technical Training resources, plus SO MUCH MORE, submitted from libraries across the state!


READS Raffle!

Have you hosted an awesome adult program; created some helpful tech training resources; or designed an eye-catching flyer? We bet you have!
Submit your Adult Services related content to either our Programming Database or the READS Repository for a chance to win a $50 gift card and $100 towards a program at your library.
Each Program Database or Repository submission will be worth one raffle entry.

Submission couldn’t be easier:

Raffle entries will be collected until our Annual Meeting, at which we will draw one lucky winner.

Let’s curate some Adult Services resources and programming ideas together!


Welcome to the READS Programming Database!

READS is proud to announce our new programming database!  

The READS Programming Database is a publicly accessible Google Docs Spreadsheet featuring a variety of programs from Arts & Entertainment and History & Travel to Science & Nature and Health & Wellness, plus SO MUCH MORE, submitted from libraries across the state. This database is a living organism, and will house program listings with reviews and all the information you’ll need to book your next program.

Anyone who has hosted or created an Adult Services related program is encouraged to share it on this platform! 

Submission couldn’t be easier:

To start exploring the database, and to get some programming ideas for your library, click HERE or go to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VkMf9uwO6-LaEBml8uZoUy9rZC7BHdolvPM3eX7YW9w/edit#gid=1840946262.


Call for Submissions

READS Award of Excellence!

Do you know an amazing librarian who provides outstanding services to adults? We bet you do!

Nominate someone for the READS Award of Excellence right here! It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s a nice way to give someone that professional shoutout they deserve. You can read more about the purpose and criteria of the award here or feel free to contact READS Past President, Mindy Atwood at director@abbottlibrary.org.


READS Roundtable

Library programming and outreach have changed so much in the past year. Join fellow NH library workers who have adapted programming, tried something different, made new connections in their community, and learned A LOT about Zoom. Share frustrations and successes in a small group discussion on Thursday, April 15th.

Since our plan is to have a detailed conversation, space is limited. An overflow roundtable will be held Thursday, April 22nd for those who are waitlisted. To join the waitlist, register here!

Can’t make it either roundtable session? We’ve got you covered!

 Join Eileen Gilbert (Director, Belmont Public Library), Kristin Lavoie (Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Manchester Community College), Carol Eyman (Outreach and Marketing Librarian, Nashua Public Library), Laura Pazzone (Assistant Director, Newbury Public Library), Shayla (Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Laconia Public Library), and Sue Harmon (Information and Technology Librarian, Manchester City Library) in a pre-recorded virtual discussion of this year’s roundtable topic. Listen in as your fellow NH Librarians discuss programming during a Pandemic, from virtual programs and how-to tutorials to promotion and statistics. You’ll be sure to find a take away or two from this discussion! 
Click here for viewing!

Board Members and Committee Chairs

To find out more about READS, please feel free to contact any of the members of the executive board.

President:
Kersten Matera, Nashua Public Library
(603) 589-4647
Kersten.Matera@nashualibrary.org

Vice President/President-elect:
Natalie Moser, Laconia Public Library
(603) 524-4775
nmoser@laconialibrary.org

Past President/Award of Excellence:
Mindy Atwood, Abbott Library
(603) 763-5513
director@abbottlibrary.org

Secretary:
Matthew Gunby, Meredith Public Library
(603) 279-4303
matthew@meredithlibrary.org

Treasurer:
Jessica DeLangie, Derry Public Library
(603) 432-6140
jessicad@derrypl.org

Membership:
Sue Harmon, Manchester City Library
(603) 624-6550
sharmon@manchesternh.gov

Programming:
Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library
(603) 267-8331
belmontpl.director@gmail.com

Public Relations:
Jane Martina, Wadleigh Memorial Library
(603) 249-0645
jmartina@wadleighlibrary.org

READS-To-Go:
Brianna Hemmah, Laconia Public Library
(603) 524-4775
bhemmah@laconialibrary.org

Website Coordinator:
Alexa Moore, Amherst Town Library
(603) 673-2288
amoore@amherstlibrary.org