An eleven-member board of volunteers governs the Library. There is also a treasurer, which is not a voting position.
Sandy Angevine, Vice President
Margaret Breuninger, Secretary
Terrence Mullan, President
Town Liaison – Maura Curtin
Town of Pelham Public Library Trustee Statement
This is your Library. Our mission is to provide you with the finest free public library materials and services obtainable, consistent with the prudent expenditure of public funds. We believe that in today’s world, library materials and services should include not only traditional books, periodicals and friendly checkout procedures, but also access to newer forms of information and learning, including digital media and computer databases. Our goal is to help you learn to use these resources, and we welcome your questions and suggestions.
Your Library should offer the widest possible selection of educational, cultural and informative programs of interest to the community. While our physical capacities may be limited, our creativity is not. If you feel we could do more or better, please let us know.
This is your Library. We want to be responsive to your needs and concerns. In turn, you should recognize our obligation to be responsive to the needs and concerns of others in the community. We are committed to the principles of intellectual freedom and respect for the individual, and will strive to provide people of all ages, abilities, tastes and backgrounds with access to library materials and services that reflect diverse interests and points of view.
Adopted by the Town of Pelham Library Board of Trustees, May 14, 1997
Board Meeting Dates 2020
January 8: Approve 2020 Operating Budget
March 11: Approve 2019 Annual Report
April 1: Because of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and State and Federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 220.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law, the Town of Pelham Public Library Board Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada), will be held electronically via video and conference call on Zoom instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public may view or listen to the Board meeting by joining the Zoom meeting (please note you must first download the Zoom app on your phone or desktop): https://us04web.zoom.us/j/207900310?pwd=R2s3MVN3RzRCcGVzaldRYnFVbFNUUT0. Meeting ID: 207 900 310; Password: 016554. Agenda for April 1st Meeting
July 8: Approve Library construction grant applications
September 9: Approve slate of officers starting October 1st
October 7: Approve 2021 Proposed Budget Proposal to Town
November 4: Approve 2021 Holiday Closings and 2021 Board Meetings
Meetings are held during most months of the year, generally on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are held in the Library’s Program Room. The public is welcome to attend. After a meeting, a draft version of minutes is posted prior to being approved at the subsequent meeting.
You can access the draft and approved Board Meeting Minutes page here.