Bring a new perspective to your community!

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Bring a new perspective to your community!

Almost a year ago, New Hampshire Humanities launched a new book group program, Perspectives!, which has been enthusiastically received. Through this program, participants engage with diverse perspectives in the humanities through literature to build understanding and empathy, and to support a culture of reading in the Granite State. Easy to book and coordinate, Perspectives! offers facilitated group book discussions in virtual or in-person settings.

We welcome applications from all New Hampshire libraries, established book groups, and community organizations. New Hampshire Humanities provides the facilitators and copies of books – you provide the eager readers! This year, a number of our books are related to the theme of our 2022 initiative, A More Perfect Union. To learn more about applying and to view our complete book list, please visit or email

“Even during the pandemic when services were limited, New Hampshire Humanities stood by our libraries, providing online programs for our residents and even book clubs via Zoom. New Hampshire Humanities, we can’t thank you enough for standing by us.”                                                                           - Julie Perrin, Jaffrey Public Library Director

Perspectives! is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the 2021 American Rescue Plan.