The Richards Memorial Library serves as an educational and recreational community resource. We strive to enrich lives, build community, and grow knowledge by bringing people, information and ideas together.
The Richards Memorial library in Paxton adheres to the Library Bill of Rights in the choosing of materials and its availability to all regardless of age, gender, or nationality. The Library strives to serve the needs of patrons with diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
Library Director - Pam Chenevert, MSLS -
Youth Services Librarian - Kristin Steinmetz - MA
Circulation Clerk II - Sarah Stewart, BS
Circulation Clerk I - Fiona Halloran, MSLS Candidate
Aimee - Our gardener extraordinaire who beautifies our planters and gardens.
Larry the Librarian, MSLS - Our go-to volunteer for shifting and shelf reading. Larryr brings decades of experience as a Reference Librarian at Assumption College. Board Member of the Friends of Richards Memorial Library.
Jean, MSLS - Our dedicated book sale organizer who keeps things going in the basement. Baord Member of the Friends of Richards Memorial Library. Jean is also a retired library director.
The Board of Library Trustees consists of six elected members. The Library Director is appointed by the Library Trustees, and shall serve as an ex officio member of the Board. The Trustees have the responsibility for the care, superintendence and management of the Richards Memorial Library.
“The number of elected trustees for the Richards’s Memorial Library shall be six (6) and hereafter, they shall be elected on the official ballot."
Christopher Isperduli (term expires 2024)
Sandra Fields (term expires 2026)
Joanna MacGugan (term expires 2025)
- Congratulations to Joanna MacGugan on the publication of her new book, Social Memory, Reputation and the Politics of Death in the Medieval Irish Lordship
Karen Putney (term expires 2025)
Catherine McCourt (term expires 2024)
Open seat (pending appointment; expires at time of the next election)
The RML Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday* of the month at 7pm.
July - no regular meeting scheduled
August 15 at 6pm - Capital Planning Meeting
*unless otherwise noted
The Town of Paxton Town Clerk created this useful toolkit for town committees and boards.
Conflict of Interest
Guide for Members of Public Boards and Commissions
Open Meeting Law Guide
Town of Paxton Code of Conduct