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Durham Public Library Board of Trustees

Agendas and Minutes:  

Listing files in 'Library Board of Trustees'

Meeting Schedule:

2017 Meeting Schedule

Authority:              

Town Charter, Section 6 -17 and additional appropriate statutes of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.

Powers and Duties:
 

The Board shall have the responsibility for  providing library services, library personnel, for setting hours of operation and for maintaining the buildings and grounds. The Board shall have the responsibility of acting as trustees of and administering the endowment funds established for the library. 

Printed Regulations:

Library Board of Trustees By-Laws
Town Charter, Section 6-17 and additional appropriate statutes of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut and the Durham Library Board bylaws.

Appointing Authority:   

Annual Town Meeting

Term of Office:    Three years
Constitution of Board/Quorum:        

Nine members. Five members of the Board present in person constitutes a quorum.

History:  

In 1894, 38 years after the dissolution of the Durham Book Company, the present library was established by town vote.  At the biennial town election of the Town of Durham held on the first Monday of October 1937, it was decided that on that date and biennially thereafter, twelve library directors…would be elected and would qualify. (Durham, CT Century of Change)  

Current Board Members: Anne Mueller, Treasurer, D, 2018
David Foster, R, 2018
R. David Turley, Chairman, R, 2018
Jane Eriksen, R, 2017
Karey Strickland, D, 2017
Shari Adams, R, 2017
Eric Infeld, D, 2019
Robert Booz, R, 2019
Lynn Johnson, D, 2019
Cyndi Shirshac, M.L.S. Librarian