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Baker Free Library


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Board of Trustees Meeting

Visit our online calendar to view the Trustee Meeting schedule.

Upcoming Meetings:

Tuesday, May 14th | 5:15pm

Trustee meetings are held in-person at the Library. If you would like to attend or have questions, please email Library Director, Martin Walters at Martin@bakerfreelib.org.


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 martin@bakerfreelib.org.

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 martin@bakerfreelib.org

 

Bob Arnold - Chair
Eric Anderson - Treasurer
Sheri Vincent-Crisp
Donna Deos
Matt Gatzke - Secretary

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

2019-2023

2024 Board of Trustee Minutes
April 9, 2024 (Draft)
March 14, 2024
February 8,2024
January 11, 2024

2023 Board of Trustee Minutes

December 18, 2023
November 14, 2024
October 10, 2023
September 12, 2023
August 8, 2023
July 26, 2023
June 13, 2023
May 9, 2023
April 11, 2023
March 27, 2023
March 21, 2023
March 7, 2023
February 27, 2023 (Draft)
February 14, 2023
January 10, 2023

2022 Board of Trustee Minutes

December 13, 2022
November 8, 2022
October 11, 2022
September 13, 2022
August 9, 2022
June 14, 2022
May 10, 2022
April 12, 2022
March 16, 2022
February 16, 2022
January 19, 2022

2021 Board of Trustee Minutes

December 14, 2021
November 9, 2021
October 12, 2021
September 14, 2021
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