Mindfulness Workshop

Stress Management for Librarians

Join us on Tuesday, August 16th, at the Nashua Public Library for a Mindfulness Workshop led by Laura Klain!

Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills are needed! Laura is excited to share some tips and tools for you to use to your breath, mind, and body to help you be more present and peaceful even during times of stress. This workshop and guided meditation will be an opportunity to learn and practice so that you can have some experiential learning and takeaways to help you navigate these challenging times for Librarians. 

Visit this link for more information and to register for this event! 


Call for Submissions: READS Repository

Help us grow the READS Repository with your Summer Reading content!

We've all been busy preparing for this year's Summer Reading Program, so why not share your hard work with your fellow NH librarians. Whether you've made fun posters and bookmarks to social media posts and programming content, the READS Repository is the place to share what your library has coming up for this Summer. 

The READS Repository is a publicly accessible Google Drive featuring Programming, Social Media, and Technical Training resources, plus SO MUCH MORE, submitted from libraries across the state. This database is a living organism administrated by the READS Vice President, and will house everything from guidelines for virtual programming, to fun reading-themed memes for your social media pages. Anyone who has created an Adult or Reference Service related document is encouraged to share it on this platform!

Submission couldn't be easier:

To view the READS Repository and get ideas for your own library, click here!


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 2022-2023:
Natalie Moser, Laconia Public Library
(603) 524-4775
nmoser@laconialibrary.org

Vice President/President-elect 2022-2023:
Sue Harmon, Manchester City Library
(603) 624-6550
sharmon@manchesternh.gov

Past President/Award of Excellence 2022-2023:
Kersten Matera, Nashua Public Library
(603) 589-4647
Kersten.Matera@nashualibrary.org

Secretary 2022-2024:
Matthew Gunby, Meredith Public Library
(603) 279-4303
matthew@meredithlibrary.org

Treasurer 2021-2023:
Laura Pezone, Newbury Public Library
(603) 763-5803
assistantdirector@newburynhlibrary.net

Membership 2022-Present:
Liz Ryan, Derry Public Library
(603) 432-6140
lizr@derrypl.org

Programming 2017-Present:
Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library
(603) 267-8331
belmontpl.director@gmail.com

Public Relations 2021-Present:
Jane Martina, Wadleigh Memorial Library
(603) 249-0645
jmartina@wadleighlibrary.org

READS-To-Go 2019-Present:
Brianna Hemmah, Laconia Public Library
(603) 524-4775
bhemmah@laconialibrary.org

Website Coordinator 2019-Present:
Alexa Moore, Amherst Town Library
(603) 673-2288
amoore@amherstlibrary.org