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2019 New Hampshire Library of the Year Award Ceremony

Susan Gaudiello, NHLTA President presents Library Trustee Chairperson Aimee Huntemann the award.

Susan Gaudiello, NHLTA President presents Library Trustee Chairperson Aimee Huntemann the award.

Cake with image of library on icing with text 2019 Library of the Year

Staff of Goffstown Public Library pose with Director Dianne Hathaway holding the NHLTA award.

Library staff pose with Director Dianne Hathaway holding the NHLTA award.

It was an honor to receive the New Hampshire Library Trustee Association’s 2019 Library of the Year award, and heart-warming to see so many community members in attendance Thursday evening, October 10, during the ceremony at the Library. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us.

Susan Gaudiello, NHLTA President presented our Library Trustee Chairperson Aimee Huntemann with the award.

“.. the thing that holds the most value is how Goffstown Public Library strives to not only make Goffstown a better place but to include every resident in the process,” said Kelly Boyer, Goffstown Selectwoman, in a letter submitted during the nomination. “That’s really what our town library is about” agreed Susan. She also mentioned that the Goffstown Public Library’s partnerships with Courageous Community Conversation collaborators & Moore center programming were ” … above and beyond what we often see from libraries.”

Senator Lou D’Allesandro attended and read a resolution from the New Hampshire State Senate extending its congratulations to the Goffstown Public Library in recognition of being named 2019 Library of the Year by the New Hampshire Library Trustee Association.

Also in attendance were New Hampshire State Librarian Michael York, and Goffstown Public Library Trustee board members Samantha Homan (Vice Chairperson), Kathy Coughlin, Kathy Holt, Schuyler Sund, Diane Hebert, and Lisa Iodice.

Courageous Community Conversations Across Difference: Repair, Restore, Heal*

 

This year’s Courageous Community Conversations have been focused on race and diversity in America. These final workshops and conversations for 2019 are the result of attendee evaluations and requests from earlier dialogs.

 


Upcoming Courageous Community Events:

Please visit the link at http://bitly.com/CCCAD2019 to learn more about each event and sign up to attend.

White Privilege and Microaggressions in Greater GoffstownSaturday 10/12 at 10 a.m. – Discussion at Saint Anselm College, President’s Dining Room in Davison Hall.

Recognizing and Understanding Implicit BiasTuesday 10/29 at 6:30 p.m. – Discussion at Parks & Recreation Department, Conference Room.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 101Tuesday 11/19 at 6:30 p.m. – Presented by Vanessa S. Valdes, Community Education Advocate – Crisis Services, YWCA NH at NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, West Wing.

Active Bystander TrainingSaturday,12/14 at 10 a.m. – Presented by Aron DiBacco, Granite State Organizing Project at Goffstown Fire Department on Church Street.

To see all details, visit the calendar at http://bitly.com/CCCAD2019.

For an archive of the Winter/Spring Courageous Community Conversation programs and events, including a link to resources and further reading, please visit: www.goffstownlibrary.com/ccc2019.

*The “Courageous & Civil Conversations Across Difference: Can we talk about Race?” initiative sponsored by Saint Anselm College, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Goffstown, the Goffstown Public Library, Granite State Organizing Project and others is not affiliated or associated with or based on intellectual property owned by Glenn E. Singleton, Curtis W. Linton, Pacific Educational Group, Inc. or Corwin. “COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION” and “COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS” are trademarks of Pacific Educational Group, Inc. – “Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools” 2nd Edition © (2015) by Glenn E. Singleton published by Corwin. “More Courageous Conversations About Race,” 1st Edition © (2012) by Glenn E. Singleton published by Corwin. “Facilitator’s Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race” © (2006) by Glenn Eric Singleton and Curtis Linton published by Corwin. “Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools,” © (2005) by Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis W. Linton published by Corwin.