Trustees

Trustees

What are some of the things library trustees do?

The Goodwin Library trustees adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations for its own transaction of business and for the government of the library, in accordance with state statute. The Board prepares, authorizes, and seeks adequate support for an annual budget indicating what support and maintenance of the library will be required out of public funds for submission to the town. They employ a competent and qualified librarian to serve as Director and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the Director in fulfilling his/her duties and responsibilities as prescribed in the Bylaws.  They determine and adopt written policies to govern all operations and programs of the library, in consultation with the Director as necessary. The Board cooperates with other public officials, boards and the Farmington community in support of a good public relations program within the community.  They also develop long-range goals and strategies for the Goodwin Library and work toward the achievement of these goals.

 

The Board of Trustees for the Goodwin Library

 

 

Brian Beaverstock

 

Brian and his wife Karen have been library patrons since moving to Farmington in 2003.  Brian served as the first president of the Friends of the Goodwin Library and remained president for three years.  He has been involved in education for over fifteen years and is an administrator currently at Epsom Central School.  Brian enjoys reading, hiking, jogging, camping, and visiting our country’s beautiful national parks.

Contact:

109 Central St.
Farmington, NH 03835
bk_beaverstock@yahoo.com

 

  Michelle Elbert

Michelle

Current Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Michelle is living the dream with her family on their land in Farmington.  In addition to home schooling her two sons, she spends time gardening, raising chickens, goats and pigs, hiking, skiing and reading.  She is very active in several volunteer organizations.  Her favorite genre of books is historical fiction and she prefers all things old fashioned and hand made.

Contact:

melbert@metrocast.net
 

 

Bill Fisher

Bill Fisher

Bill moved to Farmington in 2004 after retiring from the US Navy. His goal is to help the Goodwin Library grow, provide a valuable Community Center for the people of Farmington, and assist our children in obtaining the best education possible. In his off time he enjoys kayaking, fishing, camping, and hiking. His favorite genre of books is science fiction and bushcraft skills.

Contact:

E-mail: billfisher@metrocast.net

Home Phone: 603-755-3685

Cell Phone: 603-834-8806

 

Rick Gladding

Rick Gladding

Current Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Rick became a patron of the Goodwin Library when he moved to Farmington 15 years ago with his family. He has been working in the propane industry for 25+ years now as a technical advisor and instructor. He is a member of the Propane Gas Association of New England, NFPA, The First Congregational Church of Farmington and and sits on various committee’s in these organizations. He is an avid supporter and coach for Special Olympics. In his spare time he like to work in his gardens and around his house among other things.

Contact:

propanetrainingne@gmail.com

 

Linda McElhinney

Current Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.

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Sharon Turner
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More Goodwin Library Trustee profiles will be available shortly.