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Guernsey Memorial Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees usually meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Library Meeting Room. Changes in meeting time and special meetings are posted in the library. The public is welcome to attend and be heard at board meetings.  If a member of the public wishes to bring up a substantial issue for board consideration, they are encouraged to contact the library director to see if the issue may be placed on the agenda.  The Board reserves the right to schedule additional meetings, cancel, or reschedule meetings as needed, allowing for advance notice as much as possible.  Please contact the Library at 334-4034,, or for information on possible changes. This site posts copies of approved and signed minutes of recent Board meetings.  If you have problems viewing the minutes posted on this page, there are paper copies housed in the Office of the Library Director.  These paper copies are available for public review upon request.





February 8, 2018

7:00 PM

Local History Room

March 8, 2018

7:00 PM

Local History Room

April 12, 2018

7:00 PM

Local History Room

May 10, 2018

7:00 PM

Local History Room

June 14, 2018

7:00 PM

Local History Room

July 12, 2018

7:00 PM

Local History Room



Deborah Deforest, President
174 N Broad
Norwich, NY  13815
Sworn in July 2015, Term ends June 2020


Gerald Phelan
149 South Broad
Norwich, NY  13815
Sworn in July 2016, Term ends June 2018

Lynn Drake, Secretary
52 Cortland Street
Norwich, NY  13815
607-244-6212 or 607-337-4055
Sworn in July 2014, Term ends June 2019


Polly Wolford, Vice President
17 Ridgeland Road
Norwich, NY  13815
Sworn in July 2015, Term ends June 2020

David Jennings
71A Henry Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Sworn in July 2015, Term ends June 2019


Leah Mealing
12 Brown Street, Apartment 41
Norwich, NY 13815
Sworn in July 2017, Term ends June 2022

Lisa Mody
56 West Main
Norwich, NY  13815
Sworn in July 2016, Term ends June 2021

Wendy Burdick, Treasurer
89 Midland Drive
Norwich, NY  13815
607-334-1600 x5509




January 2016 Minutes

February 2016 Minutes

March 2016 Minutes

April 2016 Minutes

May 2016 Minutes

June 2016 Minutes

July 2016 Minutes

September 2016 Minutes

October 2016 Minutes

November 2016 Minutes

January 2017 Minutes

February 2017 Minutes

March 2017 Minutes

April 2017 Minutes

May 2017 Minutes

July 2017 Minutes

August 2017 Minutes

September 2017 Minutes

October 2017 Minutes

November 2017 Minutes


Important Documents


Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State

NYS Public Library Law

Guernsey Memorial Library Bylaws

GML Trustee Candidate Petition

GML Trustee Oath of Office


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