Board of Trustees for the Public Library

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Fitchburg Public Library
    610 Main St
    Ethnic Heritage Room
    Fitchburg, MA 01420


  • Jim Walsh, Chair
  • Robert Favini, Treasurer
  • Cynthia Jones, Secretary
  • Martha Clark
  • Kim Cochrane
  • Rosa deSousa
  • Mary Rice Hurley
  • Joanne Huse
  • Michael Phaneuf

  Sharon Bernard, Director

Purpose and Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees for the Public Library is responsible for the care, supervision, custody and management of the Fitchburg Public Library building and books and of all property of the City relating thereto.

They have the  power to make any necessary regulations related to their responsibility, and the ability to expend fundraised or appropriated funds to support and maintain the Library in accordance with the provisions of any gift or bequest, subject to the provisions of City Code Chapter 29.


In accordance with Chapter 29, the trustee is comprised of 12 volunteers, who are appointed for three year terms by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval.