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The Stevens Memorial Library is led by Library Director, Jess Mynes. Learn more about us and get involved.
❯ Jess Mynes, Library Director Email
❯ Tiffany Call, Youth Services Librarian Email
❯ Holden Baird, Circulation Manager Email
❯ Julia Palmer, Cataloger/Circulation Assistant
❯ Angela Wrinkle, Circulation Assistant
❯ Carla Thompson, Library Assistant
❯ Henry Sevigny, Library Custodian/Maintainer
Great things happen at SML. Education. Culture. Recreation. Art. Activities & Events. Join us!
The Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Library are citizens of Ashburnham and are elected by town voters. Each serves a term of three (3) years.
In addition to email, you may also contact each Trustee by calling and leaving a message for them here at the library. A Trustee will return your call in a timely manner.
❯ Molly Ruble, Chair
❯ Ed Vitone, Vice Chair & Secretary
❯ Katie Stevens
❯ Paula St. Laurent Kuehl, Treasurer
❯ Elisabeth Branham
❯ JoAnn Piedrafite
All Library Board of Trustee Meetings are open to the public. The Trustees meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm.
To find Trustees agendas & minutes from 1968-2012, please click here. For more recent minutes, please go here and click Library Board of Trustees.
Stevens Memorial Library Mission & Vision Statement
Stevens Memorial Library is a welcoming community center that enriches the well-being of our community.
❖ Personalized service ❖ Inclusive Community Connection ❖ Discovery & Lifelong Learning
Stevens Memorial Library is a community leader that illuminates a path for everyone to explore, create, and connect.
Approved by Library Board of Trustees, March, 2021
JOIN YOUR ACTIVE LIBRARY!
Here are just some of the ways you can help your library thrive:
Our membership roster includes families, individuals, and businesses in the Ashburnham area. Their annual membership dues, provide important financial support to the library; support that translates into entertaining and educational activities for children and adults, new materials for all library patrons to enjoy, and physical improvements to our building and grounds.
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THE LIBRARY'S HISTORY
Ashburnham’s first library was established in 1793 through the sale of shares at two dollars apiece. This library managed to be self-supporting through the contributions of its members (and aided by share sales, financial and material donations, and book sales) until 1833, when it was disbanded. Its contents were distributed among its members.
In 1850, “the [private] Ladies’ Library Association was organized and a collection of books of approved character was continued by renewals until 1884” (Stearns 534).
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Ashburnham's Stevens Memorial Library's Board of Trustees has established policies to aid in the fair treatment of all who use our resources and provide guidelines for procedures and behavior.
If you have any questions about these policies after reviewing them below, please phone or visit the library. These include:
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The Stevens Memorial Library serves a community of more than 6,000 people in Ashburnham, MA. We strive to be a community anchor that is accountable to the community’s needs. With this in mind, we developed a strategic plan to guide us through fiscal years 2023-2025.
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