Board of Trustees

Agendas & Minutes
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Members

  • Aylene Calnan, Chair
  • Eric Haskell, Vice Chair
  • Jeremy Parker, Treasurer
  • Meredith Hollander, Assistant Treasurer
  • Mirela Izmirlic, Secretary
  • David J. Mehegan, Past Chair
  • Tom Carey, Trustee
  • Elizabeth Eldredge, Trustee
  • Arthur T. Garrity, Jr., Trustee
  • Alyson Hussey, Trustee
  • David Janey, Trustee
  • Michelle Paterniti, Trustee
  • Mona Pohl, Trustee
  • Judy Sneath, Trustee
  • Liz Klein, Trustee Ex Officio
  • Margaret Adams, Trustee Ex Officio
  • Lori Magner, Trustee Ex Officio

Overview
The Hingham Public Library was incorporated on March 19, 1872 by a Special Act of the Massachusetts Legislature for the purpose of maintaining a public library in the Town of Hingham.

Following the enactment in 1965 of an amendment to the 1872 Special Act, management of the Library has been vested in a Board of Trustees consisting of:

  • The members of the corporation (no fewer than 9 nor more than 11 in number)
  • The Chair of the Select Board, the Superintendent of Schools, and the Treasurer of the Town as trustees ex officio
  • 3 residents of Hingham appointed by the Select Board
  • 2 residents of Hingham appointed by the Moderator

The Board of Trustees annually elects officers. The Board also maintains a number of standing committees to facilitate policy development and service delivery.

The Board of Trustees hires a qualified/certified Library Director to oversee the management, operation, and development of the Library.