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

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 Session, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm, Director's Office, Library - Agenda

Monthly Business Meeting, Tuesday, June  19, 2018, 2018 at 7 pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room, Town Hall Complex - Agenda TBA

Library Trustee Meeting Minutes, FY 2017-2018

July 17, 2017

August 15, 2017

September 19, 2017

October 16, 2017

November 21, 2017 - cancelled

December 19, 2017

January 16, 2018

February 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

April 17, 2018

May 15, 2018

June 19, 2018

Library Trustee Job Descriptions

Library Trustee Bylaws

Bylaws  (revised June 2016)

Library Trustee Investment Policy

Investment Policy