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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2006

Contact: Michael York

New Hampshire State Library announces Gates Staying Connected Technical Support Grants

(Concord, NH) The State Library has announced the list of 42 New Hampshire libraries that were awarded $27,600 as part of the Gates Staying Connected Technical Support Grant.

The Gates Staying Connected Technical Support Grant, administered by the New Hampshire State Library, assists in providing basic and advanced technical assistance and support for public library staff so that public access computing will be improved and new technology sustained.

“We greatly appreciate the assistance the Gates Grant supplies to New Hampshire Libraries. Their support has made a real difference”, said New Hampshire State Librarian Michael York.

The Grant provides funds to support many areas of technical support including: the writing of technology and financial plans, designing and implementing networks, contracting with technical support and technology vendors as well as configuring patron authentication for the NH Downloadable Audio Book program.

The New Hampshire Libraries that received grant funds are: 

Amherst Town Library
Baker Free Library, Bow
Barrington Public Library
Bedford Public Library
Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham
Chesterfield Public Library
Concord Public Library
Conway Public Library
Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth
Derry Public Library
Dover Public Library
Dunbar Free Library, Grantham
Dunbarton Public Library
Goffstown Public Library
Hanover Town Library
Hills Memorial Library, Hudson
Hollis Social Library
Hooksett Public Library
Howe Library, Hanover
Josiah Carpenter Library, Pittsfield
Keene Public Library
Kelley Library, Salem
Kimball Library, Atkinson
Laconia Public Library
Lee Public Library
Madbury Public Library
Madison Library
Manchester City Library
Merrimack Public Library
Nashua Public Library
Nesmith Library, Windham
New Ipswich Library
Newmarket Public Library|
Oscar Foss Memorial Library, Barnstead
Pillsbury Free Library, Warner
Portsmouth Public Library
Sandown Public Library
Tucker Free Library, Henniker
Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford
Weare Public Library
Whipple Free Library, New Boston
Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library




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