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Library Trustees Open House 2010

   Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

On Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, the Trustees of the Chelmsford Public Library held an Open House at the Adams Library as a way of talking with patrons, hearing concerns or comments, and answering any questions they might have.

In the course of informal conversations, two main themes arose:

  1. The threatened (but averted) loss of certification for the Chelmsford Library
  2. Loss of Sunday hours

Please read the full notes from the Open House - and in case you missed it, there was an Open House at the MacKay Branch in May.

If you have comments or questions, you can contact the Trustees directly or Becky Herrmann, Library Director, at bherrmann@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x101.

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MacKay Branch Open House 2010

   Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

On Wednesday, May 5th, the Board of Trustees of the Chelmsford Public Library held an "Open House" style meeting at the MacKay Branch Library. More than 70 patrons of the Library were in attendance, representing a broad cross-section of library users and neighbors.

The full notes from the Open House are available on our website, and here are some of the highlights from the evening:

  • The Trustees presented an overview of how the library is funded
  • The library received level-service funding for FY2011, which means no cuts are expected
  • Factors that influence staffing levels and operating hours at the MacKay Branch
  • The Trustees are committed to keeping the MacKay Branch open
  • Questions from patrons:
    • Can patron's contribute or do fundraising to benefit the library?
    • What will it take to restore hours to MacKay?
    • Could a tax bill insert be used to fund the library?

Please read the full notes from the Open House. If you have comments or questions, you can contact the Trustees directly or Becky Herrmann, Library Director, at bherrmann@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x101.

Another Open House is scheduled at the Main Library for Wednesday, June 16th, 7:00-8:00 PM.

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New Board of Library Trustees

   Friday, April 18th, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Charlie Wotjas in the LibraryThe make-up of the Library's Board of Trustees changed slightly after the April 1st Town Elections. Two Trustees retained their seats, but a new face, Charlie Wojtas, was elected to the Board.

Charlie is replacing long-time Trustee Betty McCarthy, who decided not to run for another term after helping guide the Library for almost 40 years. Betty received the Outstanding Trustee Award from the Massachusetts Library Trustees Association in 2006, becoming only the eighth individual to earn this honor.

Following the Town-wide election, the Board itself met to elect new officers. This meeting saw Charlie immediately jumping into things by serving as the Board's Treasurer. Lisa Daigle is the new Chair, and David Braslau the new Vice Chair. See the Library's website for a complete listing of the Library's Board of Trustees.

For more information on Charlie Wojtas, his background and his plans for the Library, check out the article "Library is all in the family" in this week's Chelmsford Independent.

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