Library Board of Trustees


The next monthly business meeting is February 20th @ 7 pm in the Klumpp Room, Library Lower Level - 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 include:

        Chair:  Debra Covell (2025) -

Secretary:  Jennifer Jobin (2026) -

Treasurer:  Janet R. Krupp (2024) -

                    Robert Reisman (2026) -

                    Molly Mortimer (2024) - 

                    Karen Freed - 1 year Alternate (2023-24) - 

                    Ruthmarie Swisher - 1 year Alternate (2023-24)  - 


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

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



Trustee Documents

Library Trustee Job Descriptions

Library Trustee Bylaws

  • Bylaws  (revised January 2021)

Library Trustee Policies and Guidelines