Trustees

Overview

The Amesbury Public Library Board of Trustees is a governing board made up of nine members. Members are elected to four-year terms or appointed by the Mayor of the City of Amesbury, with the approval of the City Council of Amesbury and the Amesbury Public Library Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the library’s historic building and finances while maintaining a commitment to the library’s mission to provide safe space for lifelong exploration and learning, public understanding, freedom of expression, experiencing beauty, and wonder through the best possible resources, facilities, and services for the Amesbury community. This involves advocacy in the community, at city council meetings, with other city departments and officials, and to state legislators.  

The board has the duty to determine the rules and regulations governing library operations and services. Board members sit on subcommittees, including preservation, finance, long range planning, director review, communications, and ad hoc committees as needed.

Bylaws

For more details on the Amesbury Public Library Board of Trustees, its duties, and how it’s organized, please read the board’s bylaws.

Contact

If you have feedback, questions, or something that needs to be shared with the Amesbury Public Library's Board of Trustees, email librarytrustees@amesburyma.gov.

Current Trustees

MemberTerm Expiration
Jessica Ducrow, ChairJanuary 2028
Anne Campbell, Vice ChairJanuary 2026
Laurie Cameron, Interim SecretaryJanuary 2026
Delia Anne Rinaldi
January 2028
Brenda Rich
January 2028
Mary Chatigny
January 2028
vacant
January 2026
vacant
January 2026
vacantJanuary 2026


Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes

Meetings

All meetings are open to the public.

  • Second Wednesday of every month (except August) at 7:00 pm
  • Amesbury City Hall auditorium
    62 Friend Street
    Amesbury, MA  01913

You can also find upcoming trustee meeting dates on the city’s calendar.

2024 meeting dates:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

Agendas and Minutes

A meeting agenda will be posted on the city website at least 48 business hours in advance of the meeting's start time. Meeting minutes will also be available on the city website following approval. Minutes from meetings in prior years are available by request through the Amesbury Public Library, contact history@amesburylibrary.org.

Sub-Committee Mission Statements

The mission of the Preservation Committee of the Amesbury Public Library is twofold: to oversee the historic collection, artifacts, and paintings belonging to the library and to sustain the interior/exterior of the library structure within the restraints of dealing with a historical building and limited funds. The frequency of meetings is usually two to three times a year, depending on building and preservation issues warranting attention. Meetings are recommended in the spring and fall.