Library Board Trustees Wanted

Role of the Board of Trustees:

According to the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2018 Edition, responsibilities of the board are:

  • Create and develop the mission of the library;
  • Regularly plan and evaluate the library’s service program based on community needs;
  • Select, hire and regularly evaluate a qualified library director;
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility for the use of public and private funds;
  • Adopt policies and rules regarding library governance and use;
  • Maintain a facility that meets the library’s and community’s needs;
  • Promote the library in the local community and in society in general;
  • Conduct the business of the library in an open and ethical manner in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and with respect for the institution, staff and public.

Length of term: Five years

Meetings and time commitments:

  • The Board of Trustees typically meets once a month, excluding July and August, on the second Monday of the month for about an hour and a half at the Croton Free Library. Trustees attend all Board meetings;
  • Committees of the board typically meet once a month. Board members serve on (and may chair) two to three committees and volunteer at library events such as the Book & Bake Sale, Summerfest and art exhibits.

Expectations of board members:

  • To uphold ethical standards;
  • To be familiar with library policies, procedures and the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State;
  • To avoid all conflicts of interest;
  • To participate at the board meetings, standing committees, ad hoc committees and library events;
  • To promote the library’s mission and programs throughout the community;
  • To be oversee the finances and budget of the library.

To Apply:

Provide a statement indicating why you're interested in being a library trustee, and please let us know of any relevant past experience (professional, personal, educational, volunteer) that you believe would make you an effective trustee by March 24, 2023 and send it to


Application Deadline
Open Until Filled