In accordance with the provision of the gift of Maria Cary establishing a public library in Lexington, the Board of Library Trustees consists of "the Selectmen, and the School Committee of the Town for the time being and the settled ministers of the place."

The Board of Library Trustees oversees the financial affairs, trust funds, fundraising activities and sets the policy for the operation of the Library. Further details can be found in the Board of Trustees Bylaws.

The Trustees elect a five-member Executive Committee to oversee the financial and day-to-day operations of the Library. The Executive Committee consists of two officers of the Board of Library Trustees and three other Trustees. The Clergy, the Select Board, and the School Committee have at least one representative on the Committee. The Executive Committee has full power to act in all matters for the Board of Trustees.

Executive Committee:

  • Suzanne Barry, Chair of the Executive Committee, Select Board Member
  • Howard Jaffe, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, Clergy
  • Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn, Clergy
  • Eileen Jay, School Committee
  • Joseph Pato, Select Board Member

Meeting Dates


Executive Committee:

Usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM in the Library Learning Center. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. For the agenda and link to attend the virtual meeting, please refer to the town's public meeting calendar

  • September 9, 2021 (Thursday)
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 1, 2021
  • January 5, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 3, 2022 (Thursday)
  • April 7, 2022 (Thursday)
  • May 4, 2022
  • June 1, 2022   

Full Board: 

Meets 3 times a year (or as needed) at 12:00 PM in the Library Learning Center.  Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. For the agenda and link to attend the virtual meeting, please refer to the town's public meeting calendar.

  • October 20, 2021
  • January 19, 2022
  • May 18, 2022

For further information regarding these meetings and agendas, please check the Town of Lexington's Public Meeting Calendar.