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Harrison Public Library Seeks Board Of Trustees Member

The Harrison Library is seeking to fill a slot on the Board of Trustees.
The Harrison Library is seeking to fill a slot on the Board of Trustees. 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.

Trustees at the library are unpaid volunteers. 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,” said Robert Blake, the board's president.  “We’re looking for persons who love libraries and who are willing to work to make ours the best it can be. A trustee has many responsibilities but the rewards are great, too.”

According to Blake, the board meets once a month, at either the Halperin Building on Bruce Avenue or the West Harrison Branch on Madison Street.

Both venues are governed by the board.

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

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

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

Those seeking to fill the vacancy 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 Friday, June 24.

Applications will be processed by the board nominating committee after that date.

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