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News and Events - 2017


NH State Library 300th anniversary logo





The New Hampshire State Library is the first state library in America and was founded on January 25, 1717.

Learn more about how we'll be celebrating our 300th anniversary throughout 2017.



August 14, 2017 :: OP-ED: NH State Library really delivers

July 10, 2017 :: OP-ED: NH public libraries: Your local source to borrow downloadable eBooks and audiobooks

July 5, 2017 :: Bruins mascot Blades will show reading is cool at NH public libraries this summer

June 12, 2017 :: OP-ED: Calculating the value of libraries


June 5, 2017 :: This year’s Summer Reading Program focus: ‘Build a Better World’


May 8: Zimmermann Telegram of 1917, the US and World War I

May 8, 2017 :: OP-ED: Classrooms aren’t the only places where better readers are made

April 10, 2017 :: OP-ED: NH’s Libraries: Fun and vibrant, with something for everyone

March 20, 2017 :: OP-ED: Government documents at the library are informative, fascinating – and even fun

February 23, 2017 :: 2017 NH Poetry Out Loud finals set for March 10 at State House


February 21, 2017 :: OP-ED: A New Hampshire tradition: Library access in every community


February 6, 2017 :: 2017 ‘Moose Plate’ Grant round opens


February 1, 2017 :: ‘Into a world of unlocked unlocking light—’; 2017 NH Poetry Out Loud regional semi-finals begin Feb. 13


January 24, 2017 :: OP-ED: In 2017, celebrate another First in the Nation for NH


January 18, 2017 :: NH State Library first in the nation; Celebrates 300 years in 2017
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