Library Board of Trustees

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The Falmouth Public Library Board of Trustees is a seven member, elected board. They serve as a vital link between the library and the community. The Trustees are library advocates and leaders in developing services for all members of the public.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Trustee’s Room ~ During this time of the Virus, meetings are held via Zoom. See the agenda and Zoom information at


Exceptions for Town Meeting and Elections will be posted. Meetings in July and August are traditionally held at the branch libraries at 6 pm.


Jenifer E. Alai, Recording Secretary   2024
Kathryn Elder, Treasurer    2022
Lindsay M. Hopewood, Corresponding Secretary     2023
Judith L. Fenwick, Chair   2023
Lucy C. Helfrich    2024
Kathie Mount    2024
Sylvia Szulkin, Vice Chair   2022

What the Trustees Do

  • Engage in the on-going planning process which assesses the needs of the community and the library, and the role of the library in the community.
  • Hire the library director.
  • Create written policies to govern library operations and programs, in cooperation with the library director.
  • Advise the director in the preparation of the library budget, approve the final budget, participate in its presentation to Town Boards and officials, and actively support its adoption by Town Meeting.
  • Monitor and oversee the maintenance of the library building and grounds, and regularly review facility needs.
  • Speak and act as an advocate for the library.
  • Support legislation which will benefit the library and the larger library community of which the Falmouth Public Library is a part.
  • Provide a forum for public participation in policies and planning for the library.

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Board of Library Trustees Bylaws

By Laws – Board of Library Trustees 2018


Linda E. Collins, Director
Jennifer Woodward, Assistant Director
Administrative Office Telephone: (508) 457-2555 ext. 2963

Board of Trustees – Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Town Website