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:

Debra Covell, Chair (2022)

Karen Freed, Secretary (2020)

Janet R. Krupp, Treasurer (2021)

Lora Philp, (2020)

Janice Tibbetts, (2021)

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

*The Town Charter allows for up to 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. 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 no be current Library employees. 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 are appointed by the Town Council on the Trustees' recommendation. 


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:

**The September Monthly Business Meeting has been moved to Thursday, September 19, 2019, due to schedule conflicts. The location and time are the same:  7 pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room, Town Hall Complex - Agenda coming soon!

Library Trustee Meeting Minutes, FY 2018-2019

July 17, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

August 21, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

September 18, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

October 16, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

October 27, 2018, November 7, 2018 & November 11, 2018 Budget Meetings - Approved

November 20, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

December 5, 2018 Special Meeting - Approved

December 18, 2018 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

January 15, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

February 19, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

March 19, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

April 16, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

May 4, 2019 Trustee Board Retreat - Draft

May 21, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting - Draft

May 29, 2019 Personnel Committee Meeting - Draft

June 18, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting - Approved

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)