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Save the Date READS Fall Conference

Falling for Collections

Tuesday October 10, 2017 9am-4pm
 NH Audubon McLane Center 84 Silk Farm Road Concord NH

On the agenda:

READS Award of Excellence
Creating Effective Displays
Alternatives to Dewey
Robin Brenner, librarian and founder of No Flying, No Tights
Local authors Virginia MacGregor and Jessie Crockett
Q+A about READS-to-go and Kitkeeper

Registration opens at the end of August.

READS Award of Excellence

It’s time to celebrate excellence!

Let’s show our appreciation for dedication, creativity and hard work by paying tribute to library staff members who provide outstanding library service to adults.

Nominate a library colleague for the
2017 READS Award of Excellence

Deadline for nominations: June 30, 2017
extended to August 31, 2017

The winner of the READS Award of Excellence will receive a plaque, gift card and a year’s paid membership to NHLA and READS.

Details and nomination form are available at:                                                    http://reads.nhlibrarians.org/award-of-excellence/

READS Roundtables Spring 2017

Thank you to all who planned, contributed to, and attended the READS Roundtables this year! This year’s theme was “Programming around Books”. We talked all things book group, exchanged suggestions for community reads and outreach events, and compiled lists of things that really worked in our individual libraries.

Here are links to :

Save the date! The READS Fall Conference is October 10, 2017 at the McLane Center in Concord.

READS Roundtables Pre-Reading List

We’ll be talking about all things book group. Community reads, cookbook clubs, the mechanics of book discussions, title selection, involving community groups, using graphic novels or audio and digital titles, increasing community awareness of book group options, bringing in local authors – the list goes on and on. But we need YOU and your curiosity or expertise to make the discussion work.

Here’s an annotated reading list of topics and ideas to start the discussion from the READS programming committee. READS Roundtable Prereading List annotated

Here’s just the links. READS Roundtable Prereading List_short

And we want to hear from YOU! Send reading and topic suggestions to bpl@belmontnh.org and we will update the list before the first discussion group on March 24.

Register here by clicking on the date below.

DATE                        LOCATION
March 24, 2017     Pease Public Library, Plymouth
April 3, 2017          Lebanon Public Library, Kilton Branch, West Lebanon
April 5, 2017          Hooksett Public Library
April 13, 2017        Lane Memorial Library, Hampton