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) - email@example.com
Karen Freed, (2023) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sohini Gupta, (2023) - email@example.com
Janet R. Krupp, Treasurer (2021) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Tibbetts, Secretary (2021) - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 on ZOOM. 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 MerrimackTV.com.
September 12 @ 8:30 am - Annual Retreat
September 15 @ 7 pm, ZOOM - Agenda (TBA)
Library Trustee Meeting Minutes, FY 2020-2021
July 21, 2020 minutes
August 18, 2020 minutes
Library Trustee Job Descriptions
- Description of Officers & Their Duties (from Bylaws)
Library Trustee Bylaws
- Bylaws (revised May 2018)
Library Trustee Investment Policy