Library Board

Board of Trustees: Members and Minutes

Board of Trustees as of January 2020

On this page: Meeting Dates, Board Members, Minutes

Meeting Schedule


Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:15 PM (with the exception of the Annual Meeting that begins at 4:30 PM)

All Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the location of the meetings will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be held remotely

March 17, 2021

May 19, 2021

June 16, 2021

September 15, 2021

October 20, 2021

November 17, 2021

SLFL Association Annual Meeting January 26, 2022


Board Members


Larry Johnson -                Trustee 2021

Brian O'Connor -              Trustee 2021

Sarah Shoemaker -          Trustee 2022

Melissa Kline -                   Trustee 2023

Glenn Pareira III -             Trustee 2023

Jessica Jakobe -                   Trustee 2024

Amy Richardson -              Trustee 2024

Lynne Kemp -                       Trustee 2025

Kelly Linehan -                    Trustee 2025

Christina Lawrence -        Trustee 2025



2021 November Meeting Minutes

2020 Annual Meeting Minutes

2019 November Meeting Minutes

2019 October Meeting Minutes

2019 September Meeting Minutes

2019 June Meeting Minutes

2019 May Meeting Minutes

2019 March Meeting Minutes

2019 January Meeting Minutes

2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

2018 September Meeting Minutes

 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

2018 January Minutes

2018 February Minutes

2018 April Minutes



The Library is launching a new process to recruit people interested in joining the Board of Trustees.
The Library's bylaws set the size of the Board to 10 members and term of its Trustees to one 5-year period. Every year, two trustees leave the Board and two join. As a result, we are continuously recruiting new members and decided it would be better to revise our annual recruitment strategy and replace it with a process that results in a pool of talented people that are interested in being considered for the Board of Trustees next year or in the future.

Last year, the Board of Trustees adopted a five -year strategic plan and in the process identified skills and experiences necessary to successfully, execute the plan. In reviewing current and outgoing Trustee skills, we have a good handle on the desired skills/experience we are seeking for future members. Specifically people with knowledge or experience in:

• nonprofit management and/or finance
• fundraising
• people with special needs
• communications
• construction/contracting/architecture
• endowment development

If you would like to be considered for Board membership, please contact the Board Chair in care of Library Director Peter Benson.

Thank you for considering joining the Board of Trustees and for supporting the Saranac Lake Free Library. We hope to hear from you!



Address: Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Phone: (518) 891-4190

Hours of Service

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday

10:30am -5:30pm


We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day