Brewster Library Seeking Trustees For Their Board

"The Brewster Public Library currently has an opening on their Board of Trustees.  Anyone from the Town of Southeast or the Village of Brewster is eligible to serve on the board. No experience is necessary, All you need is a willingness to help the community and a passion for community service. Brewster Public Library is part of the Mid-Hudson Library System which has online video training tools to help you acclimate.

Always striving to provide the best service which benefits and supports the entire community, trustees must make policy, personnel and fiscal decisions crucial to a positive direction for the library. While delegating the day-to-day activities to competent staff, the library trustees must always be mindful of how their decisions impact the lives of people and the future of their community. As public officers, library trustees carry an essential and vital set of fiduciary and legal responsibilities.

Library trustees are responsible to the library and to the public it serves. Trustees must fulfill the duties commonly referred to as “care, loyalty, and obedience” and must be tireless advocates for improving library services. Forward-looking, informed trustees are needed to guide their libraries.  Reinforcing the traditional services of libraries and welcoming the new, expanded opportunities of broadband Internet access, and other technologies, trustees must position their libraries as essential and vital resources for individual and community success.

Libraries are ever evolving, and they are used now more than ever. They are information portals, educational institutions, modern day community centers, and a keystone in our democracy. How will you help your library not only survive, but thrive? Can you envision what your library will look like 20 years from now? 

Interested Candidates may contact the Library’s Executive director Gina LoPrinzo at 845-279-6421 for an application or click here to be taken to the Trustee’s application page.


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