History of NH Libraries

From the desk of Judy Boulet, Lisbon Area Historical Society:

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM
HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LIBRARIES

Hosted by
LISBON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Weds., September 21, 2022 at 7pm
The Shared Ministry Church,
49 South Main St., Lisbon, NH

GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE
MICHAEL YORK,
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LIBRARIAN
Refreshments will be served.
603-838-2003 for more information

Lisbon Area Historical Society to host History of New Hampshire Libraries by State Librarian Michael York

LISBON – The Lisbon Area Historical Society will host a free public program presented by State Librarian Michael York on the subject of the history of the New Hampshire State Library and its library system. The program will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm at The Shared Ministry Church, 49 South Main Street in Lisbon. Refreshments will be served.

The New Hampshire State Library was founded on January 25, 1717, and promotes itself as the first state library in America. The September 21 program is an opportunity to meet New Hampshire’s State Librarian and learn more about New Hampshire’s State Library history, its statewide system, and the Library’s mission to serve as a resource center for New Hampshire and to promote excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents.

York is a longtime resident of Goffstown, and has a lengthy association with libraries. He has served as the State Librarian of New Hampshire since 1999, President of the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New England Library Association. York was the first librarian of the Library and Archives of New Hampshire’s Political Traditions, a library created by Governor Hugh Gregg and Secretary of State Bill Gardner. York also served as Dean of Libraries at the University of New Hampshire from 1991-1996 and Director of Oudens Library at UNH Manchester from 1981-1991.

York has served on numerous boards and commissions and is currently the representative from the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to the New Hampshire State Site Evaluation Committee which reviews the impact of construction of things such as power lines, wind turbines, solar arrays, etc. 

For more information about the program, call 603-838-2003. The Lisbon Area Historical Society is a nonprofit that serves Lisbon, Lyman, and Landaff, New Hampshire by preserving and promoting the history of the three towns through many different avenues, one being offering free public programs on a variety of historical topics. For more information go to www.lisbonareahistory.org.

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