Kay Gove’s Retirement from the G.A.R. Memorial Library
We are now planning the reception to celebrate Kay's extraordinary service to the town on Sunday, June 16 at the Town Annex from 2 to 4 PM with refreshments and a presentation at 3 PM. Everyone is invited, and we hope to welcome our patrons of all ages from West Newbury and surrounding communities.
We would like to present Kay a book of brief testimonials from our patrons. These can be reminiscences, fun stories, memories, or just a greeting, anything appropriate. Special cards for this can be picked up and returned to the library, and we encourage everyone to help us make this a treasured keepsake. If you are unable to attend our celebration this will provide the opportunity to show Kay your appreciation. We are also looking for photographs of Kay, of the old library and particularly of the inside of the old library and these too can be brought to the library.
The Friends of the West Newbury Library welcome donations toward the purchase of gifts for Kay. Checks made out to the Friends can be dropped at the library.
Thank you. We want to make this a fun and pleasant occasion for Kay!
Trustees of the Library
TRUSTEES AND ENDOWMENTS
The GAR Memorial library was established under the Massachusetts General Laws and the town’s By-Laws, and it is governed by the nine members of the Board of Trustees with three members elected at the annual town election, each for a three year term. The GAR Memorial Library relies on the generosity of the town to provide basic library services through annual appropriations. Additional resources from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) are provided by the state. The Library’s Endowment Fund established in 1897 consists of monies from private citizens donated as gifts or bequests. It is controlled and expended by the Board in compliance with its Endowment Policy and administered by the Town Accountant according to State Law. The board is responsible for all monies appropriated by the Town for the Library as well as the hiring of the Library Director who is the executive and administrative officer of the library on behalf of the Board and under its review and direction.
The Board holds an open meeting the second Wednesday of every month, excepting July and August, at 8 PM at the library unless otherwise posted at town hall.
the present time the board consists of the following:
Alexandra Guralnick, Chairman
Scott Berkenbush, Vice Chairman
Elizabeth Torrisi, Secretary
Marcia Sellos-Moura, Treasurer
Virginia Selman, Corresponding Secretary