For Teachers and Program Coordinators

Here are some valuable resources to plan and conduct your Connections series.

Applying for a book discussion series

Teacher helping student with bookAdult literacy program coordinators or teachers can apply for one series per class per year. Participants read up to four books over four weeks. Book discussions can be held over four consecutive weeks, every other week, or once per month. Programs meet during regular class times. 

Connections provides books, matches a New Hampshire Humanities-trained book discussion facilitator with the program, and coordinates dates for the program.

The host provides the classroom, audiovisual equipment, paper and writing implements, and prepares the students for the upcoming program.The teacher also submits an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.

To apply, refer to the 'Checklist for Application Process' and accompanying forms, and complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Nolin, Connections Program Manager, at

Online Forms

Connections Book Discussion

Book Grant - Teacher Led Discussion


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Connections Reading List 2021-2022 

This book list is organized around themes; readers experience deep satisfaction from recognizing patterns of thoughts and ideas in books that at first might seem unrelated. You can also mix and match the books to create new themes. This list is always a work in progress as facilitators and teachers discover and recommend new books.  Check out the list


Connections Blog

The blog includes articles, essays, stories, book and reflections reviews, poetry, recipes from Connections programs. For submission guidelines, please contact Connections Program Manager Mary Nolin at 603-224-4071 or at Read the Connections Blog




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