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Trustees

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.


Board Members

Michael A. Burstein, Chair (term expires in 2022)

  • Chris Chanyasulkit (2023)
  • Regina Healy (2024)
  • Kristin Hung (2024)
  • Gary Jones (2023)
  • Karen Livingston (2023)
  • Jonathan J. Margolis, Vice Chair (2023)
  • Koinonia Martin-Page, Secretary (2022)
  • Matthew Shakespeare (2022)
  • Carol Troyen Lohe, Treasurer (2024)
  • Judith Vanderkay (2022)
  • Sassan Zelkha (2024)
  • Sara F. Slymon, Library Director

 

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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.

FY18-22 Strategic Plan

FY22 Action Plan
FY21 Action Plan
FY20 Action Plan
FY19 Action Plan
FY18 Action Plan


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

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


Meetings

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.


Meeting Minutes

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

FY 2021

 

FY 2020

 

FY 2019

 

FY 2018

 

FY 2017

 

FY 2016

 

FY 2015

 

FY 2014

 

FY 2013