In accordance with the Town of Brookline's Public Health Order, masks are required for all patrons at all Library locations, regardless of vaccination status . View all COVID-19 information.

Trustees

Town of Brookline Seeks Candidate for Board of Library Trustees

The Brookline Board of Library Trustees and the Select Board wish to announce that they are seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board of Library Trustees following the resignation of Regina Healy.

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter, 41, section 11, the Library Trustees and the Select Board will work jointly to find a person to fill the vacancy until the annual town election in May 2023.

Those interested should submit a cover letter and resume by June 10 to the Board of Library Trustees at librarytrustees@brooklinema.gov, or by regular mail at 361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445. Candidates must be registered voters of the Town of Brookline.

The Library Trustees will interview the candidates during the weeks of June 13 and June 20. All interviews will be held remotely.

The Select Board and Library Trustees will conduct final interviews at a Joint Convention on June 28 and will fill the vacancy at that time. The Joint Convention will be held via Zoom and the link will be posted on the Town Calendar.

The Board of Trustees consists of 12 local residents who are elected to three-year terms. Trustees work closely with the Director of the Library, and provide oversight of the library budget, services, and policies.

For more information on the responsibilities of a Library Trustee, please visit the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners’ website here.


About

The Board of Trustees consists of 12 local residents who are elected to three-year terms of office. Each year, four Trustees are elected to the Board. Working closely with the Director of the Library, the Trustees provide oversight of the library budget, its services, and its policies.

Meetings take place every second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. They are held in the Trustees’ Room of the library at 361 Washington Street unless otherwise noted.


Board Members

Michael A. Burstein, Chair (term expires in 2025)

  • Lori Cawthorne (2023)
  • Chris Chanyasulkit (2023)
  • Rick Fredkin (2025)
  • Kristin Hung (2024)
  • Karen Livingston (2023)
  • Jonathan J. Margolis, Vice Chair (2023)
  • Koinonia Martin-Page, Secretary (2025)
  • Carol Troyen Lohe, Treasurer (2024)
  • Judith Vanderkay (2025)
  • Sassan Zelkha (2024)
  • Dinah O’Brien, Interim Library Director

 

Email the Trustees Read By-Laws


Library Strategic & Action Plans

The Public Library of Brookline’s Strategic Plan for FY18-22, as well as the FY19 Action Plan, was approved by the Trustees and accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in February 2017. The Action Plan outlines the Library’s major projects, goals, and activities for the upcoming year.

Public Library of Brookline Reopening Plan 2020 (COVID-19)

The Public Library of Brookline Reopening Plan was approved by the Trustees in June 2020.


Meeting Minutes

The Library’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

FY 2022

 

FY 2021

 

FY 2020

 

FY 2019

 

FY 2018

 

FY 2017

 

FY 2016

 

FY 2015

 

FY 2014

 

FY 2013