Library Trustees – Monthly
Date(s) - 02/19/2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Frost Free Library Trustees meet monthly – 2nd Saturday at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted. You can find minutes of past meetings on this website on the Minutes Page. https://frostfree.org/minutes.
Currently a physical quorum of the board’s voting members is required to call this public meeting to order. The public is welcome and we are happy to provide a link to attend virtually if you contact [email protected] to request the link.
Find out more about serving as a library trustee in New Hampshire by visiting https://www.nhlta.org/newsnewsletter.asp. The New Hampshire Library Trustees Association.
RSA 202-A:2 defines a board of Library Trustees as “the governing body of the library.” Trustees are vested with the entire custody and management of the library. They hire the library director, adopt policies to govern the library’s operation and advocate for adequate
financial support of the library. Trustees have the power to expend all funds provided to the library, and to determine how they will be spent.
NH public libraries are not town departments, subject to jurisdiction and review by the town manager and/or select board. The NH Supreme Court affirmed in Town of Littleton v. Kathryn Taylor (April 1994) that the library is a separate and distinct entity from the town. The court ruled that the board of trustees is the sole governing body of the library and that library employees are not town employees. A copy of this court decision is available on the NHLTA website. https://www.nhlta.org.
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