2016 Trustees

From left to right, standing: Lisa Downing (Assistant Director), Katy E. Wight, Russell Carrier, Elizabeth Sheirer, Joseph Twarog; sitting: Elaine M. Reall, Marjorie Hess, Scott Morin, Janet Moulding (Director).

The Forbes Library is governed by an elected board of trustees, as stipulated in the will of Charles E. Forbes. Trustees serve in a volunteer capacity. They are elected for a four-year term beginning the first Monday in January after the November municipal election, and may be re-elected.

Each year the Trustees honor a community member with the Trustees Award.


Trustees’ meetings are open to the public. Meetings are usually, but not always, held on the third Thursday of each month, at 4:00 PM in the Watson Room on the mezzanine of the Library. Check the events calendar for the current schedule.

Minutes of past Trustees meetings

Board Members

The current Trustees are:

To contact an individual Trustee, click the arrow next to their name. Alternatively, all of the Trustees may be reached c/o the Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton MA 01060.

Annual Reports