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Harrison Library Board Seeks New Member

There is an opening on the Board of Trustees at the Harrison Library.
There is an opening on the Board of Trustees at the Harrison Library. Photo Credit: File Photo

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Harrison Public Library is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the library’s Board of Trustees.

The board sets policy and direction for the library and oversees its operation through the library director.

“Now is a very exciting time to become involved with the Harrison Public Library as we expand services in our newly-renovated downtown facility. We’re looking for persons who love libraries and who are willing to work to make ours the best it can be,” said Board President Robert Blake.

“A trustee has many responsibilities but the rewards are great, too.”

Trustees are unpaid volunteers. The board meets once a month, at either the Halperin building on Bruce Avenue or the West Harrison branch on Madison Street.

Typical meetings include a review of the library’s finances, updates on programs and developments, and discussions of future events and policies.

Both the downtown library and the West Harrison branch are governed by the Board of Trustees.

The open position on the board is for the remainder of a five-year term that expires December, 2019.

Applicants must be residents of the town of Harrison, which includes West Harrison and Purchase.

Applicants are asked to email a brief cover letter describing their interest in serving on the board as well as a resume to HarrisonNYlibrarytrustees@gmail.com .

The deadline for applications is June 24. Applications will be processed by the board nominating committee after that date.

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