Library Board of Trustees

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 Library Board of Trustees

The Merrimack Public Library has 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.

Current Board Members include:

Richard Barnes (2019)

Karen Freed, Secretary (2020)

Janet R. Krupp, Treasurer (2021)

Lora Philp, Chair (2020)

Janice Tibbetts, (2021)

Board Alternate (1 year term) - Open (up to 3 positions available)*

*The Town Charter allows for three 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. Trustees must be Merrimack residents. If you're interested in applying for one of these positions please submit a letter of interest and qualifications to the Town Manager, Eileen Cabanel at  Candidates will ultimately be appointed by the Town Council on the Trustees' recommendation. 

Merrimack Public Library Board of Trustees, FY 2018-19


L-R: Karen Freed, Rick Barnes, Lora Philp, Janice Tibbetts, Janet Krupp


Currently the Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room at Town Hall, #6 Baboosic Lake Road.  Occassionally business requires that they meet more often.  Meetings are open to the public.  Most meetings are recorded by MerrimackTV and replayed on local cable access Channel 20; video of recorded meetings can also be viewed at

Upcoming Meetings:

Non-Public Meeting, Monday, April 1, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room, Town Hall Complex -  per RSA 91-A:3 II (a) - Director's Annual Review - Agenda

Monthly Business Meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 7 pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room, Town Hall Complex - Agenda 

Library Trustee Meeting Minutes, FY 2018-2019

July 17, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting

August 21, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting

September 18, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting

October 16, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting

October 27, 2018 Budget Meeting

November 7, 2018 Budget Meeting

November 11, 2018 Budget Meeting

November 20, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting

December 5, 2018 Special Meeting

December 18, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting

January 15, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting

Library Trustee Job Descriptions

Description of Officers & Their Duties (from Bylaws)

Library Trustee Bylaws

Bylaws  (revised May 2018)

Library Trustee Investment Policy

Trustees Non-Trust Fund Investment Policy (Approved February 2018)

Trustees Investment Policy (Approved 2018)