Here is a list of resources you'll need when planning and conducting your Connections series.
How to apply: Adult 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, audio-visual equipment, paper and writing implements, and prepares the students for the upcoming program. Many teachers like to provide refreshments during the discussions to create a festive atmosphere. The teacher and facilitator can select themes and books together and coordinate preparatory materials such as vocabulary lists. The teacher also submits an evaluation at the conclusion of the program. To apply, download the checklist, application and accompanying forms and either fill and send as an attachment to Susan Bartlett or print, fill and send to New Hampshire Humanities at the address on the bottom of your screen.
What facilitators do
Connections book discussion facilitators are writers, professors, artists, teachers, librarians, scholars and others who are passionate about sharing literature and discussing ideas with adult learners. Facilitators coordinate class preparation with the teacher, research authors and historical contexts of the books, prepare materials and activities for book discussions and lead discussions and activities. Many facilitators bring what they love to Connections: writing and drama exercises, cooking, art, artifacts, music and more. Connections discussions are lively and fun!
Under construction - The interactive database will be available soon.
The database enables teachers and facilitators to search for books based on author, title, reading level, theme and genre.
Includes articles, essays, stories, book reviews, poetry, recipes and reflections from Connections programs. For submission guidelines, please contact Connections Program Coordinator Susan Bartlett at 603-224-4072 or by e-mail.