Baker Free Library

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, October 12th 5:15pm

The next monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 5:15pm. This will be held in-person at the Library. If you would like to attend or have questions, please email Library Director, Martin Walters at

Baker Free Library Board of Trustees

The Library's five-member Board of Trustees are elected by the Town of Bow. Per New Hampshire library statutes and the will of Colonel Henry Baker, the Board consists of an odd number of members. Each Trustee is elected to serve a five year term.  Duties include broad oversight of library management, including budget, long range planning, and staffing.  The Trustees work closely with the library director to meet the needs and interests of Bow residents.

Robert's Rules of Order is used as the parliamentary proceedings for meetings. The Library has a physical copy (call number 060.42 Robert), or click here for a summary pdf document.

Documents pertaining to the role/duties of the Baker Free Library Board of Trustees:
Baker Free Library Board of Trustee by-laws (revised 3/15/2018)
Baker Free Library Board of Trustees as Volunteers/Employees policy (approved 1/10/2018)
Baker Free Library Board of Trustees Ethics Policy (approved 1/10/2018)
NHLTA 2016 Library Trustees Manual
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Baker Free Library's Board of Trustees, please read the above linked documents, and reach out to the Library Director, Martin Walters, for a tour of the library building and to coordinate a meeting with a current Trustee. Martin can be reached at 224-7113 or

If you would like to communicate any comments or concerns to the Trustees, please send a written letter to the library at 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304, or e-mail Martin Walters, Library Director, at


Bob Arnold - Chair
Eric Anderson - Treasurer
Jennifer Warburton - Secretary
Donna Deos
Matt Gatzke

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes


2021 Board of Trustee Minutes

September 14, 2021 (Draft)
August 10, 2021
June 8, 2021
May 5, 2021
April 14, 2021
March 10, 2021
February 10, 2021
January 13, 2021

2020 Board of Trustees

December 28, 2020
December 9, 2020
November 12, 2020
October 14, 2020
September 9, 2020
August 12, 2020
July 9, 2020
June 10, 2020
May 5, 2020
April 29, 2020
April 9, 2020
March 16, 2020 (Emergency Meeting)
March 11, 2020
February, 12, 2020
January 8, 2020

2019 Board of Trustees
December 11, 2019
November 13, 2019
October 9, 2019
September 11, 2019
August 14, 2019
July 31, 2019
July 8, 2019
June 12, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 8, 2019
April 17, 2019
March 20, 2019
March 13, 2019
February 20, 2019
January 15, 2019
January 9, 2019

Click Here for Past Years' Minutes