Board of Trustees

Annjanet Woodburn, President

Arlette Mooney, Vice-President

Marjorie McLoughlin, Treasurer

Michael Mark, Secretary

Janice Dime, Trustee

Frank Dwyer, Trustee

Herbert Lerner, Trustee

Amelia Kalin, Library Director

In Memoriam

Dr. Annjanet R. Woodburn

On October 11, 2020, Valley Cottage Library Board President, Dr. Annjanet R. Woodburn’s courageous battle with breast cancer came to an end. Surrounded by her family and friends Annjanet’s beautiful smile still shone as she took her last breath. Annjanet was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Annjanet joined the Valley Cottage Library Board of Trustees in 2012. In the relatively short time she was on the board she served as its Secretary, Treasurer and ultimately its President for the last two years. Her calm demeanor but always learned and strong opinions contributed greatly to the growth of the library over the past eight years. She will be remembered with great affection by all who knew her.

Annjanet is survived by her husband Noel and children Brittany and Christopher as well as a very large extended family.

Board of Trustees Election

The Valley Cottage Library Board of Trustees invites you to apply to become a Valley Cottage Library trustee. As a seven-member volunteer Board of Trustees, each year one or two trustees’ 5-year terms end at which time the incumbent can run again and an eligible association member can also apply. An eligible association member is any registered voter residing in Valley Cottage. At this time, two seats are open for election. The election will take place at the Annual Association Meeting scheduled for January 20, 2021 at 7:30pm. 

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume by November 30 to Michael Mark, Board Secretary, or by mail to the library. Please make sure to include an email address to receive an informational packet describing responsibilities of the position.

Valley Cottage Library Board Meetings
The Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 in the library.

In response to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" Executive Order 202.1 to help curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Valley Cottage Library Board of Trustees meet virtually viz Zoom. See the meeting date below for the Zoom link the day of the meeting. A transcript of the meeting will be provided at a later date.


Scheduled meetings for 2020:
January 15
February 19
March 18 - cancelled

March 30 at 12:30pm- Special Meeting
April 15
May 20

June 5 at 2:00pm - Special Meeting
June 17 - cancelled
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

The public is invited. Please call ahead to confirm dates in the event of a schedule change.

November 18 Board Meeting Agenda

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