Board of Trustees

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  • Lucy Hancock, Chair
  • David J. Mehegan, Vice Chair
  • Jeremy Parker, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
  • Arthur T. Garrity, Jr., Secretary
  • Charles B. Abbott, Esq., Past President
  • Tom Carey, Trustee
  • Aylene Calnan, Trustee
  • Elizabeth Eldredge, Trustee
  • Eric Haskell, Trustee
  • Meredith Hollander, Trustee
  • Alyson Hussey, Trustee
  • Mirela Izmirlic, Trustee
  • JoAnn C. Mitchell, Trustee
  • Edward Siegfried, Trustee
  • Joe Fisher, Trustee Ex Officio
  • Jean M. Montgomery, Trustee Ex Officio
  • Linda Harper, Library Director

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.