The Board of Trustees regularly meets on the second WEDNESDAY of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the History Room.
If you arrive after 7 pm when the Library closes, please call 978-267-7450 for entry into the building or contact us ahead of time to make arrangements.
Changes to this schedule are announced here and on flyers posted by the main entrances.
Scheduled Meetings for 2023
- October 11
- November 8
- December 13
Please call the Library at 382-6011 if you have any questions concerning access to a meeting.
Right-to-Know Requests (RSA 91-A)
The Library complies with NH's Right-to-Know law (RSA 91-A). To submit a Right-to-Know request please review the relevant policy and submit your request using the form below:
Right-to-Know Policy (attached at bottom of page)
Right-to-Know Request Form (attached at bottom of page)
For any questions about the Library's policy, please contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Megan Lee.
1. No public body may enter nonpublic session, except pursuant to a motion properly made and seconded, by roll call.
2. Only the following matters shall be considered or acted upon in nonpublic session (RSA 91-A:3,II):
(a) The dismissal, promotion, or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee, or the investigation of any charges against him or her, unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.
(b) The hiring of any person as a public employee.
(c) Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of the public body itself, unless such person requests an open meeting. This exemption shall extend to any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine, or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant.
(d) Consideration of the acquisition, sale, or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community.
(e) Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed by or against the public body or any subdivision thereof, or by or against any member thereof because of his or her membership in such public body, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled.
(j) Consideration of confidential, commercial, or financial information that is exempt from public disclosure under RSA 91-A:5, IV in an adjudicative proceeding pursuant to RSA 541 or RSA 541-A.
(l) Consideration of legal advice provided by legal counsel, either in writing or orally, to one or more members of the public body, even where legal counsel is not present.
3. Minutes of meetings in nonpublic session shall be kept and shall record all actions in such a manner that the vote of each member is ascertained.
4. Minutes and decisions reached in nonpublic session shall be publicly disclosed within 72 hours of the meeting, unless, by recorded vote of 2/3 of the members present taken in public session, it is determined that divulgence of the information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of the public body itself, or render the proposed action ineffective, or pertain to terrorism, more specifically, to matters relating to the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, developed by local or state safety officials that are directly intended to thwart a deliberate act that is intended to result in widespread or severe damage to property or widespread injury or loss of life. This shall include training to carry out such functions. In the event of such circumstances, information may be withheld until, in the opinion of a majority of members, the aforesaid circumstances no longer apply.
5. The vote to seal the minutes can happen either during or after the nonpublic session, but the result should be noted in the regular minutes.