The members of the South Hero Library Board of Trustees would like to extend our deep gratitude to the voters of South Hero for your overwhelming support on Town Meeting Day. The success and growth of the Library, its services and programming, are only possible because so many of you find value in having this important community resource. The results of the opinion question included with your ballot, regarding reaching out to neighboring communities to share library resources, will help guide the Board’s choices and decisions as we move forward with the new building.
Stay tuned for more news about this exciting project and feel free to contact Keagan at the Library or any of the Trustees if you’d like to get involved or if you have any questions.
Again – THANK YOU, South Hero.
The South Hero Library Board asks you to PLEASE VOTE YES on South Hero Town Meeting Article 7.
Article 7 on the 2017 South Hero Town Meeting ballot will ask voters to approve the restructuring of the South Hero Library Board of Trustees. The trustees have put forth this article because we believe that library governance will be more representative and more effective with ALL Board members elected by the voters of the Town of South Hero.
The current board of the South Hero Library has 2 elected members, 2 members appointed by the school board and 1 member appointed by the select board. This structure was approved by a 1974 vote of the town at a time when the Town Library and the school not only shared library space, but also shared operations. While the two libraries still share the same space, operations (including staffing and budgets) are completely independent and have been for many years. More recently, the hours of the town library have had to change so as not to overlap with those of the school so the two libraries are not even open at the same times. Their missions are also dissimilar – the school library exclusively serves the students and staff of Folsom and the South Hero Library serves the greater community.
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