New Hampshire Library Association
|Formation||August 16, 1889|
|American Library Association|
The New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) is a professional organization for New Hampshire's librarians and library workers; it is the oldest state library association in the United States. It was founded in 1889 by an act of the legislature with the stated goal "to promote the efficiency of libraries and to cultivate fellowship among its members." A group of 49 library trustees and one librarian met for the first time on September 12, 1890, at the American Library Association meeting in the White Mountains.  Nathan Hunt, the City Librarian of Manchester, was NHLA's first president, elected in 1891.
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- "The First State Library Associations". Library History Buff Blog. 2004-02-27. Retrieved 2020-01-16.
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