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  • 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
  • Needham Free Public Library

The Library is governed by an elected board of trustees consisting of seven members:

  • Thomas M. Harkins, Chair (term expires 2020)
  • Lois C Bacon, Vice Chair (term expires 2019)
  • Rick Hardy, Secretary (term expires 2020)
  • Carol J. Thomas (term expires 2020)
  • Rose A. Doherty (term expires 2019)
  • Gregory J. Shesko (term expires 2021)
  • Anna Giraldo Kerr (term expires 2019)


  • Adopts bylaws for board procedures
  • Attends and participates in all regular meetings
  • Reviews reports; solicits information; obtains feedback from the community and personally uses the library
  • Analyzes the community and considers the strengths and the weaknesses of library service
  • Approves goals, adopts both short and long-range plans for library growth
  • Actively supports a budget for adequate library funding
  • Keeps informed of the financial status, funding sources, and needs of the library
  • Undertakes special fund raising programs to raise money for the library
  • Reads trustee materials and library-related publications
  • Sees that new trustees have planned orientation
  • Attends local, state, and national trustee or library-related meetings whenever possible