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 – Chair, term expires 2023
Susan Leonardi – Secretary, term expires 2024
Kathleen Kilgore – Treasurer, term expires 2025

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.



Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 6:30PM | North Hampton Town Hall | Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting | 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: April 13, 2022
Meeting Minutes March 11, 2022
Work Session February 18, 2022
Work Session Minutes February 9, 2022
Work Session Minutes January 18, 2022
Meeting Minutes January 14, 2022
Meeting Minutes December 8, 2021
Work Session Minutes November 22, 2021
Meeting Minutes: November 10, 2021
Work Session October 25, 2021
Work Session September 28, 2021
Meeting Minutes September 22, 2021
Work Session September 16, 2021
Draft: Work Session August 24, 2021
Draft: Meeting Minutes August 11, 2021
Work Session July 26, 2021


Meeting Minutes