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Board of Library Trustees

In accordance with the provision of the gift of Maria Cary establishing a public library in Lexington, the Board of Library Trustees consists of "the Selectmen, and the School Committee of the Town for the time being and the settled ministers of the place."

The Board of Library Trustees oversees the financial affairs, trust funds, fundraising activities and sets the policy for the operation of the Library. Further details can be found in the Board of Trustees Bylaws.

The Trustees elect a five-member Executive Committee to oversee the financial and day-to-day operations of the Library. The Executive Committee consists of two officers of the Board of Library Trustees and three other Trustees. The Clergy, the Select Board, and the School Committee have at least one representative on the Committee. The Executive Committee has full power to act in all matters for the Board of Trustees.

Executive Committee:

Joseph Pato, Chair of the Executive Committee, Select Board Member
Howard Jaffe, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, Clergy
Suzanne Barry, Select Board Member
Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn, Follen Community Church
Eileen Jay, School Committee

Meeting Dates:

Executive Committee:

Usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM in the Library Learning Center. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. To request a virtual meeting link, Ask a Librarian. 

July 15, 2020
August 12, 2020 Cancelled
September 9, 2020
October: TBD
November 4, 2020
December 9, 2020
January 6, 2021
February 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
April 1, 2021 (Thursday)
May 5, 2021
June 2, 2021  

Full Board: 

Meets 3 times a year (or as needed) at 12:00 PM in the Library Learning Center.  Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. To request a virtual meeting link, Ask a Librarian

Novmeber 18, 2020
January 20, 2021
May 19, 2021

For further information regarding these meetings and agendas, please check the Town of Lexington's Public Meeting Calendar.