Library Board of Trustees

News – The Board of Library Trustees is looking towards long term improvements  for the East Falmouth Branch Library.

In response to the 2022 survey, some changes have been made at the East Branch.  Saturday morning hours have been added.  A combination printer, scanner, copier has been installed, and the new carpeting in the Adult Collections Room has been extended throughout the building. More importantly, the library administration and Trustees will be considering all library programs and services, and how the East Falmouth Village may be better served. 

January 2022 Survey Results

WHICH SERVICES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU – choose up to five

 

Provide some open hours every day of the week

59%

Provide a larger collection with improved space for children

34%

Provide a larger collection with enhanced space for teens

25%

Provide a larger collection with improved space for adults

46%

Provide a larger magazine and newspaper collection

13%

Serve as a community center with community meeting space

51%

Provide space for adult programs

49%

Provide opportunities for social interaction

32%

Provide a quiet space to work

41%

Provide a copier & scanner for public use

44%

Loan laptops

10%

Provide display space for art exhibits

28%

Provide additional outdoor reading and seating areas

47%

Offer Drive-up window service

18%

   

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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 ~ the meetings are also offered via Zoom. See the agenda and Zoom information at http://www.falmouthmass.us/AgendaCenter

  

Exceptions for Town Meeting and Elections will be posted. 


Trustees                                                                                                       Term

Judith L. Fenwick, Chair   2023
Lindsay M. Hopewood, Corresponding Secretary    2023
 Jenifer Alai, Vice Chair   2024
Kathie Mount   2024
Lucy C. Helfrich    2024
Kathryn Elder   2025
Mary Fran Buckley   2025

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


Administration

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


Board of Trustees – Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Town Website