Board of Trustees


Mission: The mission of the North Hampton Public Library is to meet the evolving educational, cultural, informational and recreational needs of the community of North Hampton by providing library resources and services. The library, as a community gathering place, strives to acquire materials, plan programs, and provide services that reflect an understanding and consideration of the community served. The library will offer a welcoming environment, with concern given for all ages, backgrounds, interests, abilities, and levels of education.

The statute relating to public libraries,  RSA 202-A:1, begins with a declaration of policy:
Mindful that, as the constitution declares, “knowledge and learning, generally diffused through a community” are “essential to the preservation of a free government” the legislature recognizes its duty to encourage the people of New Hampshire to extend their education during and beyond the years of formal education. To this end, it hereby declares that the public library is a valuable supplement to the formal system of free public education and as such deserve adequate financial support from government at all levels. Board of Trustees By-Laws

202-A:6 Library Trustees; Election; Alternates. – The library trustees shall have the entire custody and management of the public library and of all the property of the town relating thereto, including appropriations held pursuant to RSA 202-A:11, III, but excepting trust funds held by the town. Any town having a public library shall, at a duly warned town meeting, elect a board of library trustees consisting of any odd number of persons which the town may decide to elect. Such trustees shall serve staggered 3-year terms or until their successors are elected and qualified. There may be no more than 3 alternates as provided in RSA 202-A:10.
Source. 1917, 59:1. PL 10:52. RL 15:55. RSA 202:6. 1963, 46:1. 1987, 89:1. 2000, 9:2, eff. April 16, 2000.

Trustees are elected for 3-year terms:
Jacqueline Brandt – Treasurer, term expires 2023
Susan Leonardi – Chair, term expires 2024
Kathleen Kilgore – Secretary, term expires 2022
Emily Creighton – Alternate

Contact the Board of Trustees of the North Hampton Public Library
If you would like to contact the Board of Trustees please feel free to send an email to nhpltrustees

Board Meetings
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees of the North Hampton Public Library are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the North Hampton Town Hall unless otherwise noted.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Board of Trustees Meeting | Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 4:30pm | Agenda


Note that meetings can be viewed (live and recorded) on Town Hall Streams


Meeting Minutes:

Please note that paper copies of draft and final Trustee minutes are available at the library

Draft: Work Session September 16, 2021
Draft: Draft: Work Session August 24, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes August 11, 2021
Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes July 26, 2021

Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes June 24, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes June 9, 2021
Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes May 25, 2021
May 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes Approved
Non-Public Meeting Minutes Approved
Draft: Meeting Minutes May 12, 2021

May 3, 2021 Meeting Minutes Approved
Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes May 3, 2021

Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes April 20, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes April 14, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes April 12, 2021

April 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes Approved
Draft: Meeting Minutes April 5, 2021

March 25, 2021 Working Session Approved
Draft: Work Session Minutes March 25, 2021

Draft: Meeting Minutes March 4, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes February 22, 2021
Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes February 18, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes February 10, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes January 5, 2021
Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes December 17, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes Non-Public December 10, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes December 9, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes November 19, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes November 12, 2020
Draft: Work Session Meeting Minutes November 5, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes October 27, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes October 14, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes October 8, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes October 1, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes September 16, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes September 10, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes August 12, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes July 27, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes July 23, 2020
Draft: Meeting Minutes July 15, 2020

July 1, 2020 Pre-Construction Meeting Minutes Approved
Draft: Pre-Construction Meeting Minutes July 1, 2020

BPS Project Meeting Minutes July 1, 2020

June 29, 2020 Non-Public Meeting Minutes Approved
Draft: Non- Public Meeting Minutes June 29, 2020

Draft: Public Hearing Meeting Minutes June 25, 2020

June 17, 2020 Work Session Approved
Draft: Work Session June 17, 2020

June 10, 2020 Board of Trustees Minutes Approved
Draft: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes June 10, 2020

May 20, 2020 Work Session Approved
Draft: Work Session May 20, 2020

May 13, 2020 Board of Trustees Minutes Approved
Draft: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes May 13, 2020

April 23, 2020 Work Session Approved
Draft: Work Session April 23, 2020

Draft: Work Session March 30, 2020

Draft: Work Session March 16, 2020

February 27, 2020 Board of Trustees Minutes Approved
Draft: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes February 27, 2020

February 7, 2020 Work Session Approved
Draft: Work Session February 7, 2020

January, 21, 2020 Board of Trustees Public Bond Hearing Approved
Draft: Board of Trustees Public Bond Hearing w Budget Committee January 21, 2020

Draft: Work Session January 17, 2020

Draft: Board of Trustees Joint with SB Meeting Minutes January 13, 2020

January 8, 2020 Board of Trustees Minutes Approved
Draft: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes January 8, 2020

January 2, 2020 Work Session Approved
Draft: Work Session January 2, 2020

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