Library Board of Trustees

 

The next monthly business meeting is May 21  @ 7 pm in the Memorial Room in the Town Hall Complex. - Agenda.

 


 

Current Library Board of Trustees 

The Merrimack Public Library is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. The Trustees are elected by the general population and each serve a 3-year term with staggered election dates. Our Board of Trustees advocate to ensure that the library is funded and staffed so that it can continue to serve our community for years to come.  

The Town Charter also allows for up to 3 Alternate Trustee positions. These are ideal for library supporters who are interested in learning more about Board responsibilities but are unable to commit to a full 3-year term. Alternate Trustees may attend meetings, but are only required to vote when their presence will provide a quorum of the Board (3 members present). Alternate Trustees must be Merrimack residents but should not be current Library employees. 

NH law (RSA 202-A:6) states "The library trustees have the entire custody and management of the public library and all of the property of the town relating thereto...excepting trust funds held by the town."

 

Current Board Members are:

        Chair:  Debra Covell (2025) - debra.covell@merrimacknh.gov

Secretary:  Jennifer Jobin (2026) - jennifer.jobin@merrimacknh.gov

Treasurer:  Janet R. Krupp (2027) - janet.krupp@merrimacknh.gov

                    Robert Reisman (2026) - rreisman@merrimacknh.gov

                    Molly Mortimer (2027) - mmortimer@merrimacknh.gov 

                    Ruthmarie Swisher - 1 year Alternate (2024-25)  - rswisher@merrimacknh.gov 


Meetings

Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Currently the Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room, Town Hall, 6 Baboosic Lake Road. Occassionally business requires them to meet more often. Meetings recorded on Zoom while following social distancing and remote meeting guidelines may be viewed on the Library's YouTube Channel. In person meetings can be viewed at MerrimackTV.com

Library Trustee Meeting Minutes, July 2023 - June 2024

July 18, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

July 18, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Meeting with Strategic Planning Consultant

August 15, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

August 21, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Meeting with Town Manager

September 5, 2023 - Draft Minutes from new Trustee Orientation

September 19, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

October 17, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

November 7, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Budget Meeting

November 21, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting 

November 27, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Budget Meeting

December 19, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

January 16, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

February 20, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

March 19, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

April 16, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

May 21, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

 

 


Trustee Documents

Library Trustee Job Descriptions

Library Trustee Bylaws

  • Bylaws  (revised January 2021)

Library Trustee Policies and Guidelines



Trustee Sub-Committees
Personnel - Molly Mortimer, Ruthmarie Swisher
Building - Jennifer Jobin, Janet Krupp
Finance - Debra Covell, Janet Krupp

Trustee Liaisons
Friends of the Library - Debra Covell
MPLDF Committee - Jennifer Jobin
Town Center Committee - Jennifer Jobin