The Merrimack Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Merrimack resident to complete the Current - 2026 term vacated by Jennifer Jobin following her election to the Town Council. To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and qualifications to Town Manager Paul Micali at pmicali@merrimacknh.gov. To qualify, you must be a registered voter in Merrimack. The candidate's application materials will be forwarded to the Trustee Chair for Board review. Candidates completing an open term are appointed by the Town Council on the Trustees' recommendation. 


The Merrimack Public Library Board of Trustees

The Merrimack Public Library is governed by 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. Our Board of Trustees advocate to ensure that the library is funded and staffed so that it can continue to serve our community for years to come.  

The Town Charter also allows for up to 3 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 not be current Library employees. 

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."


The next monthly business meeting is June 18 @ 7 pm in the Memorial Room in the Town Hall Complex. - Agenda coming.


Meetings

Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Currently the Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Merrimack Memorial Room, Town Hall, 6 Baboosic Lake Road. Occassionally business requires them to meet more often. Meetings recorded on Zoom while following remote meeting guidelines may be viewed on the Library's YouTube Channel. In person meetings can be viewed at MerrimackTV.com


Current Board Members | June 2024 - June 2025

Chair: Debra Covell (2025)

debra.covell@merrimacknh.gov

Secretary: Molly Mortimer (2027)

mmortimer@merrimacknh.gov

Treasurer: Janet R. Krupp (2027)

janet.krupp@merrimacknh.gov

Robert Reisman (2026)

rreisman@merrimacknh.gov

Ruthmarie Swisher

1 year alternate (2024-25)

rswisher@merrimacknh.gov



Trustee Sub-Committees


Personnel - Molly Mortimer, Ruthmarie Swisher
Building - Janet Krupp
Finance - Debra Covell, Janet Krupp

Trustee Liaisons


 Friends of the Library - Debra Covell
MPLDF Committee - OPEN
Town Center Committee - OPEN



Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes: July 2023 - June 2024

2024 Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

February 20, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

March 19, 2024 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

April 16, 2024 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

April 23, 2024 - Approved Minutes from Budget Meeting

April 25, 2024 - Approved Minutes from Budget Meeting

May 21, 2024 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

June 18, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting

July 16, 2024 - Draft Minutes from Business Meeting


2023 Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

July 18, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Meeting with Strategic Planning Consultant

August 15, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

August 21, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Meeting with Town Manager

September 5, 2023 - Draft Minutes from new Trustee Orientation

September 19, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

October 17, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

November 7, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Budget Meeting

November 21, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting

November 27, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Budget Meeting

December 19, 2023 - Approved Minutes from Business Meeting