Join the Library's Board of Trustees

One of the many reasons Merrimack is a wonderful town is the involvement of its residents.  From youth sports to scouts to charitable organizations, the people in our community make a difference every day. 

If you are looking for a way to become more involved and to advocate for our Library, the Library Board of Trustees will have an open seat this spring.  Our Trustee Board has 5 members and each Trustee serves for a  3 year term.  The Town Charter allows for up to three Alternate Trustees positions. These are ideal for library supporters who are interested in learning more about the Board responsibilities but are unable to commit to a full 3-year term. Those wishing to run for Library Trustee must file with the Town Clerk between February 26 – March 6 to have their name placed on the ballot for the April 14 election.

This past year, I was proud to have supported our staff regarding several new library services, events, and additions to our collection. These included a visit from NYT Best Selling Author Chris Bohjalian, children’s author and illustrator, Jarrett Krosoczka,  and the NH Author Panel of Dan Szczesny, Allyson Szabo, and Merrimack resident Linda Reilly. I’ve been impressed with Anastasia Corman-O’Reilly, a Merrimack resident who chose our library for her Girl Scout Silver Award project and created our Circulating Instrument collection.  My colleagues and I are looking toward the library’s future as we continue to investigate ways to improve our building – through renovation, an addition or newer construction.   

I have truly enjoyed my first year as a Trustee and would be happy to answer any questions people might have about the role of trustees, our meetings, or anything else library-related.   Please feel free to contact me at debra.covell@merrimacknh.gov   

Deb Covell, Chair

  Merrimack Public Library Board of Trustees