Trustees and Endowments

The G.A.R. Memorial Library was established under the Massachusetts General Laws and the town's by-laws, and it is governed by the nine members of the Board of Trustees with three members elected at the annual town election, each for a three year term.  The G.A.R. Memorial Library relies on the generosity of the town to provide basic library services through annual appropriations. Additional resources are available from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC). The Library's Endowment Fund established in 1897 consists of monies from private citizens donated as gifts or bequests. It is controlled and expended by the Board in compliance with its Endowment Policy and administered by the Town Accountant according to State Law. The Board is responsible for all monies appropriated by the Town for the Library as well as the hiring of the Library Director who is the executive and administrative officer of the library on behalf of the Board and under its review and direction.

The Board holds an open meeting the first Tuesday of every month, excepting July and August, at 7:00 PM at the library unless otherwise posted at town hall.

At the present time the board consists of the following:


Marcia Sellos-Moura, Chairman 2019
Amy Custance, Vice-Chairman 2021
Holly Cole, Recording Secretary 2021
Virginia Selman, Corresponding Secretary 2021
Fred Chanania, Treasurer 2019
Ann Dooley 2019
Pamela Atwood 2020
Sandra Capo 2020
Wendy Reed 2020

February 5, 2019 January 2019 Minutes
January 15, 2019 December 2018 Minutes
December 4, 2018 November 2018 Minutes
November 8, 2018 October 2018 Minutes
October 2, 2018 September 2018 Minutes
September 11, 2018 June 2018 Minutes
June 5, 2018 May 2018 Minutes
May 8, 2018 April 2018 Minutes
April 3, 2018 March 2018 Minutes
March 6, 2018 February 2018 Minutes
February 6, 2018 January 2018 Minutes
January 2, 2018
December 2017 Minutes
December 12, 2017 November 2017 Minutes